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  1. Stunning. I am so glad this was recorded. What the HELL makes someone slam a baton into someone else’s gut when the someone else is just standing there?

  2. Really? “Hurt that person in front of you even if s/he’s doing nothing but stand there?” Really?

  3. Incidents like this are exactly why, when the courts finish dealing with the question of civilian videotaping police activities, they need to come down on the side of allowing it except possibly in very limited circumstances. Certainly police dealings with crowds in very public places should be open for scrutiny and filming.

    1. I have watched and rewatched this clip, and while I understand some of the discussion about certain angles making certain activities look worse than they actually were, I see no way to, after watching this, think anything other than excessive force was used.

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