Kick by Akron officer questioned

The president of the Akron chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People expressed concern Thursday about the way a 22-year-old Akron man was treated by police on Wednesday. Full Story
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Akronite

Hyattsville, MD

#1 May 25, 2007
Maybe if Williams was not a punk, hood rat, this would have never happened at all. When are people going to take responsibility for their own actions??????????
Charlie

Groton, CT

#2 May 25, 2007
I agree, if the guy wasnt a punk then he wouldnt have been kicked to begin with. Sometimes you need to put the boots to the bad guys to make sure thay they will listen to what you tell them.

I am sure the cop will get off on all charges, he did his job and that is that.
Disillusioned

Akron, OH

#3 May 25, 2007
Akronite wrote:
Maybe if Williams was not a punk, hood rat, this would have never happened at all. When are people going to take responsibility for their own actions??????????
Well put. Also, do you see a pattern with the race of the people arrested and how they always cry "foul" when they're caught in the act. It's simple if you don't want this type of "conduct" to continue, then QUIT BREAKING THE LAW!!!!!!
Navarone

Hudson, OH

#4 May 25, 2007
Looks to me like he was trying to keep the dudes arm or hand from getting away from the officer trying to handcuff him. After all this dude is a criminal and ran from police thats resisting arrest. I don't see anything wrong here.

Since: Mar 07

Akron, OH

#5 May 25, 2007
Another day the NAACP cries wolf. When will they stop their fairytale existence and join the rest of society. The sad part is, that the young man that got arrested will be out in no time, back conductin' his business as usual.
Sara

AOL

#6 May 25, 2007
I know how Mr.Williams feels,I have a child that filed a complaint against an Akron Officer for touching her chest & they have not done anything about it,but take the officers side.
average guy

Dayton, OH

#7 May 25, 2007
I saw absolutely nothing wrong with that arrest. Those officers seemed very professional while doing an extremely dangerous task.

Ophelia Averitte said "there's a way to do anything and everything." You're right Ophelia, and those officers did it the way it is supposed to be done. Arresting drug dealers is serious business, and those criminal are not to be coddled.

Hooray for the Akron Police and the Federal agents who are out there arresting dangerous criminals!
Amy

Webb City, MO

#8 May 25, 2007
The thug needed a swift little kick...you ran from the police and resisted arrest. And like the previous post I am sure he will be out on the streets again this weekend. I bet if you go to city courts on line for Akron (summit county), punch in his name you will see a rap sheet god knows how long. Its public info...I think I might check it out.
Class of 73

AOL

#9 May 25, 2007
Averitte states "There is a human side to everything." Tell that to the people who have lost loved ones to illegal drugs. Or the people who are prisoners in their own homes because they are afraid of the dealers and junkies who have taken over their neighborhoods. I, for one, say "Kick em if you need to and em off our streets!" Go Akron PD !!
And as for Averitte ... If you lived in Akron instead of Copley ... You might see things in a different light !!
Class of 73

AOL

#11 May 25, 2007
Sara ...

Mr.Williams is NOT a CHILD ... He is a 22 year old drug dealer that was caught in the act of dealing drugs!! He is the scum of the earth !!
Huh

Akron, OH

#12 May 25, 2007
THEY SHOULD HAVE BEAT HIS SORRY ASS FOR BEING A PUNK

“Right!”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#14 May 25, 2007
Thumbs up for the Akron Police!

Thumbs down for the Akron NAACP. Pick your battles carefully Ms. Averitte, you are out of line on this one. Those officers were out there helping the community. If you lived in that (primarily black) neighborhood you would be thrilled they were arresting the thugs.
Amy

Webb City, MO

#16 May 25, 2007
Amy wrote:
The thug needed a swift little kick...you ran from the police and resisted arrest. And like the previous post I am sure he will be out on the streets again this weekend. I bet if you go to city courts on line for Akron (summit county), punch in his name you will see a rap sheet god knows how long. Its public info...I think I might check it out.
Went thru http://www.sccjis.co.summit.oh.us/ this thug has had over 17 charges.....hopefully he will be in jail for awhile.
What a joke

Canton, OH

#17 May 25, 2007
I just had to watch that video 3 times before I even saw the kick! Sure didnt even look like a kick to me. It looked more like a little push with the officers foot. These claims are getting way out of hand. This is just stupid. They way they were talking I thought the thug got his ass kicked! What a joke!
Jason

Girard, OH

#18 May 25, 2007
Regardless if he was a punk or not... he should not have been kicked..if you people would have watched the tape you would see that he was in custody, on the ground, and not resisting as this officer ran over and preceded to kick him. I saw it on the news and noticed it immediately. Was his race the reason for this...probably not, but the officer act unprofessionaly and there was no reason for him to kick the guy.
Logicolist

Cleveland, OH

#19 May 25, 2007
OH here we go again. And not surprisingly, another minority group is accusing the police of misconduct. This time it's for the Advancement of Colored People (or WTF their name is). Nice to see they're behind a career criminal.

Face it. The guy was CAUGHT in a criminal act, then when he was being apprehended, he decided to play games and do his own thing. Oh well. The police acted appropriately. But I am sure the minorites with agendas and others who have issues with cops will be all over this this weekend.
Concerned Citizen

Suffolk, VA

#20 May 25, 2007
You call that a kick? The punk wasn't even cuffed yet and it looked like he was resisting. Every time Ophelia Averitte and the NAACP jump at a chance to knock the police for something as asinine as this, it just shows what an organization of complete wackos they really are. Anybody that takes anything she or the NAACP says seriously should have their head examined. I aplaud APD for their efforts to rid the streets of these oxygen thieves that plague our great city.
Concerned Citizen

Kent, OH

#21 May 25, 2007
I had to watch the video three times to see anything resembling a "kick". It was more of a push with a foot. It looked completely professional to me. Go APD! I think the NAACP is embarassing itself on this one.
wth

Cleveland, OH

#22 May 25, 2007
Well lets see....another case of police brutality...lets see how long it takes for them to call for a investigation....
informed citizen

Dayton, OH

#23 May 25, 2007
Go to summit county clerk of court (public record) web site and check out the criminal record of this thug. Arrested several times in 04/05/06 and now 07. Thanks Akron Police for cleaning up our community.

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