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Special Ed Student Brutally Attacked in School

Almost everyone wants to reduce the presence of murder, rape, assault and other violent aggression in our society. Indeed, protecting people from offensive violence is the point of this blog. Unfortunately, I just saw a disturbing video that reminds us that many times the ones from whom we need protection are the same police officers we are told are protecting us. In the video, a cop named Christopher Lloyd brutally assaults a 15-year-old special needs student because the student didn’t have his shirt tucked in:

It would be very nice if the students of a school like that had someone there to protect them from offensive violence such as murder, rape and assault. But the police officer they had was the violent attacker from whom they needed protection.

Luckily, it was caught on video. I shudder to think of how many other times a cop has brutally attacked a teenager and gotten away with it because it was not caught on video. If a young black male says a cop unjustifiably beat him, but the honored, respected officer makes up some story about the teen doing some sort of dangerous activity that gave the cop reasonable cause, do you think the young man would be believed? Do you you think the cop would get in trouble? I don’t.

But since it was caught on film this time, the cop was fired. Also, news sources later revealed that this wasn’t a one-time slip-up by an otherwise helpful person. This criminal has a history of violence. This fired cop is currently in jail on rape charges, which if convicted could give him a 20-year sentence. He has also been accused by his ex-wife of murdering a man he shot 24 times, but the Chicago police accepted his explanation that the killing was in self-defense–even though he shot the man 24 times! Too bad there wasn’t a video of that.

What do you think?

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By | October 12th, 2009 | SHOW COMMENTS (6)


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6 Responses

  1. pain says

    Aggression does not lead to anything constructive, so I’m only for it to reduce

  2. madden 11 says

    Well this post really protects people from offensive violence…Thanks for posting.

  3. Harv from Top Secret Self Defense says

    This is horrifying. This is the kind of thing that just shakes me. It’s the whole reason I learned to defend myself. The thought of being victimized like that isn’t something anyone should have to deal with, you know?

    If someone around this kid had known some self defense tactics, they could have stopped this.

    This is the type of stuff I hope my self defense course can stop.

    Thank you for spreading self defense with your blog.


  4. Ancala Lot for Sale says

    Woah! That was foul. It is a good thing it was caught on cam.

  5. ramadhona says

    very brutal, the action was illegal. the school should provide a severe punishment. school to study rather than fight

  6. Jack Anzai says

    Wow, what a video. I’m glad the cop was fired.


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