Canada – where else would you find cops driving around, looking for someone to assault, and never passing an opportunity when it presents itself.
CCTV video from in front of courthouse in Regina, capital city of Saskatchewan, shows a homeless man taking a seat on a retaining wall while minding his own business and not bothering anyone. A cop drives by and sees the man, so he pull overs and approaches him in a manner that results in the victim receiving a brutal kick to the stomach.
There is no audio track to the video, and the frame rate is low, so not many things are clear from it. But it does look like your typical “Hey dude, come over here” moment. Homeless guy gets up, stumbles, and in a split second, he’s thrown back with a powerful kick to the stomach. That cop was ready to deliver that kick. There was no hesitation, no preparing for it. He knew what he was going to do the moment he pulled the car over to harass this man.
In my opinion, the homeless guy was either tipsy, or suffers a disease that makes his movements uncoordinated (we’ve seen cops brutalizing people with mobility problems before).
You can see the homeless guy was having coordination issues right in the beginning of the video (0:05 mark). He appears to sit on that retainer wall possibly to roll up a cigarette. He doesn’t bother anyone and even after the cop stops to harass him, he still seeks to mind his own business.
Then after whatever the cop told him, the homeless man man gets up, but stumbles again. However, after his sudden burst move forward, you can clearly see him stop and plant both feet on the ground. He simply lost his footing, but regained it quickly and stopped before the cop.
The cop, on the other hand, acts like he already knew he was gonna assault the guy in some fashion before he got off the vehicle. I’m sure (although I haven’t read it) he wrote in his report that the homeless guy charged him, and he had to kick him to protect himself because he feared for his life. Maybe he also saw the guy going after his gun, or other lie he’s the biggest fan of.
It’s the same scenario over and over – cop assaults a citizen because he can, then lies in the report, then charges the citizen with a made up crime, in order to force him into a defensive, so he can’t demand justice for being a victim of unprovoked assault. It never fails.