Guy who filmed this video says that on April 22, 2013 at about 1 am he rode his bike past two guys sitting passively on a bench at night on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz, California. Then a cop the video identifies as N. Vasquez, badge #145 stopped and as one thing led to another, the officer hand cuffed one of the guys and slammed him head first with great force into the concrete sidewalk. According to officer Vasquez he had merely “spun him”.
As the upload correctly asked:
If a police officer slams a homeless man to the ground fracturing his skull and someone isn’t there to video tape it, did it even happen?
And that is why I always say that a police state is worse than a nigger state.
From what can be discerned from the video – the two guys on the bench were both drunk as skunks. Happens to the best of us. But they were seated in the bench, not causing any trouble, kind of supporting each other, waiting for the moment when they sobered up enough to walk safely on their own. Then the cops showed up and the charade of “which one do I take to jail and which one goes to the hospital” followed, along with a completely laughable parade of police cars, fire trucks and ambulances. All that because two, albeit shitfaced, but minding their own business, not causing any trouble guys were sitting on a bench?
The premise of the police mishandling people, provoking natural responses so they can yell “stop resisting” has been well documented on Best Gore. It very well seems to be the case in this video again. A cop grabs you, pushes you around and causes discomfort and pain to which every man naturally responds by trying to get out of the discomfort and that’s precisely the response the cop intends to provoke. That is the greenlight for them to assume you’re resisting and the assumption that you’re resisting is virtually always followed with the use of excessive force. In this case, a camera was there to record it. But really – if a police officer slammed a man to the ground, fracturing his skull but no one was there to video tape it, did it even happen?
Props to Best Gore member sataniko for the video: