Anonymous | Once while waiting for a light to change I saw two deputies yank a non-combative woman out the car, they lifted her up to shoulder height and threw her to the ground so hard that her face was instantly a bloody mess, and then they proceeded to stomp on her. I was young, unarmed, and paralyzed by what was taking place. I did the only thing I felt I could do. I laid on my horn. Traffic at this busy major intersection froze. Then everyone else laid on their horns too. Once the deputies realized that they had an audience, the beating stopped. Shame on all of us that we all sat, scared shit-less watching and none of us got out to aid her. I learned much from that experience.
What would you do? How much brutality are you willing to hold still and watch? What if it is your child, or wife? How about a stranger?
Would you choose differently if the assailant is LE or not?
These are important questions that I would encourage everyone to reflect on, and not to be left to a spur-of-the-moment call. These are self-defining moments.This is your life, not a dress rehearsal. Be true to who you are and make decisions you can live with.
“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”- Edward Abbey