Who initiated the violence?The report on this is extremely misleading and slanderous. I watched all 7 min. 29 sec. of the raw video and this is what I observed:
1. Police talk to man. Man seems agitated and evasive. Police appear to issue ticket/summons. Man pulls out cell phone camera. Police appear to give an order to put it away. Man continues to try to take photos. Police officer grabs man's arm and appears to be trying to escort him away. Man resists by pulling away.
2. Police attempt to restrain man's arms behind back in a control hold and place him in handcuffs. Man pulls away and continues to resist. Man appears to throw a punch at taller officer connecting at the chin. Then man grabs officer's shirt and refuses to let go. Officer repeatedly strikes man until man releases hold on officer.
3. When man releases hold, officer ceases striking man and attempts to gain control of arm. Officers turn man around and put him on the ground on his knees. Officers continue to struggle to gain control of man's arms. Officers finally handcuff man and allow him to sit up. First officer collects dogs and allows them to sit in man's lap. Officers and man resume talking.
Is the initiation of violence ever moral?