AL Heroes Go on Paid Vacation After Beating and Tazing Students

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Three (unnamed) police officers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama have been suspended (with pay) after video surfaced of them assaulting and tazing a group of University of Alabama students. At the time of the attack, they were responding to a noise complaint, apparently involving loud music.angry pig pic

Multiple videos taken from different angles show the officers ordering one of the students out of an apartment, then pushing their way into the doorway and grabbing him when he asks why he is being arrested. He’s subsequently pulled outside, tazered, and then hit in the back by another cop with a baton.

Meanwhile, a female student inside the apartment, who can be heard complaining about the treatment of the first student, is told to “shut your fucking mouth” by one of the officers.

Eventually, three students were arrested on various charges, including obstruction, resisting arrest, and ironically enough harassment.

Via the New York Daily News:

Several bystander videos captured the tense arrest at an apartment complex a block from Bryant-Denny Stadium hours after the Crimson Tide football team beat the Louisiana State University Tigers.

Tuscaloosa police booked Brandon James Williford, 21, Matthew Gimlin Macia, 22, and Caroline Elizabeth Giddis, 22, on obstructing governmental operations charges, according to police. Williford and Macia were also charged with resisting arrest and Williford and Giddis also face harassment charges.

University of Alabama Students Arrested VideoThe video of the arrest shows an officer standing in the doorway of an apartment demanding to come inside before barking orders at one of the men to step outside.

He then snatched at the man’s shirt as a woman shouted “Don’t treat him like that” in protest. Another officer told that woman to “shut your f—ing mouth” as she cried hysterically during the arrests.

The officer standing at the doorway accused the man of grabbing his arm.

“You’re under arrest for harassment for grabbing my arm,” the officer bellowed. “I’m going to ask you one more time to get outside. Get outside now.” The man’s friends challenged the officer’s demands by asking if he was “being arrested or detained” and if so, the charges.

In another angle from outside the apartment, the officer barges through the doorway after someone inside the home tried to shut the door, prompting at least two more cops to storm in after him.

The officer then dragged the male resident outside, tackled him to the ground and deployed his stun gun on him. Another officer battered the man’s back with a baton. The footage shows a second man getting shoved to the ground beside him.

Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson referred to the incident as a “black eye” for the city and police department. He is reportedly “deeply disturbed” by the video.

At a news conference on Monday, Chief Anderson pledged a full “investigation” into the officer’s actions and implored Tuscaloosa residents not to fear the police, stating:

“Do not be afraid of calling the Tuscaloosa Police Department. Do we always get it right? No, but there’s no need to fear us or fear our officers.”

Of course, Alabama is a state where cops get into fights with and then pepper spray each other. It’s also where a man was recently sexually assaulted at gunpoint by a police officer after being pulled over based on a noise complaint, which is the same reason the Heroes on this video showed up at the student’s apartment.

So, perhaps this might just be the latest reason for people to think twice about calling the police in Alabama. Plus, we all know quite well how these “full investigations” usually turn out once the media spotlight fades away.

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  1. They make sure defensive force in these situations is impossible. Yet, going on the offensive would go against all we stand for. What’s a guy to do? The frogs are boiling. I have a possible solution, but it will not be written.

  2. These roided biological mutations make about as much sense as War Machine:
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    “To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.”– Nietzche

    If you are reading this then it must be a rap, I refuse to live a parasitic life, relying on taxes and the generosity of friends for food and shelter, while never being able to give back. I always used to say “You gotta know when the gig is up.” I had a good run. I experienced more in my short life than 5 avg. men combined.

    To: Christy, my one: I truly love you and planned on being with you forever. I know that I had many flaws and that I wasn’t the best BF at times. When I left you in May it didn’t take me long to realize my mistake. I loved you more than freedom.

    When we re-united I was 100% dedicated, I know you felt it. I guess it was too little, too late though because something seemed different about you. It drove me crazy, but I knew that you still loved me because you kept telling me to get you the ring. Looking back on it, I guess you wanted security before you “put all of your eggs in one basket” again.

    That night I was so excited to see you. Finding what I found that night was devastating to me. More than you will ever know. Not just the unfaithfulness, but the way U cared for him and protected him. Not a day goes by that I don’t wish that you weren’t hurt that night, I hope you know that.
    If I could do it all over again I’d just have laid down and let him beat me up. Maybe you still loved me enough to stop him and make him leave. Maybe I could have just laid on our bed and cried and you’d have held me.

    Maybe you still loved me enough to end that fling and re-commit to me… I’ll never know. I forgive you, please forgive me, I love you. In hard times know that I am there to lean on.

    Ryan: I love you brother, long live the circle. Keep alpha male shit alive.

    Zsanett: You were a wonderful wife and stronger than you know. I was always proud of you, Szeretlek.
    Michael, Shannah, Melissa: I love you all so much, sorry I wasn’t a better brother. Don’t let the Koppenhaver name die Mike, It’s all you.

    Papa: You were the best grandfather a guy could ask for, I love you. Sorry to let you down.

    Nyba, R1, Kendall, 9mm, Wade, Doodoo, Julio, Heather, Trae, JD, Baret, Herman, Pav, Duza, Vitelli, Sua, Matt, D, J.R., Daniel, Fritz: My great friends, oh how I love you all, may my strength be with you.

    Amanda: Thank you for your love and support, it meant the world to me. I hope you find your Tristan. I will watch over you.

    Oh man, writing all of this has me crying like a lil’ bitch! I still don’t understand how I got into this mess, I don’t know why this had to happen. My life was going so well.
    I know that I made mistakes in the past but I had corrected that and was living life correctly. It is one thing to catch a case when you set out to commit a crime, but catching a case when you have nothing but good intentions in your heart is just so hard to accept. The severity of the charges makes it that much worse.

    They wanna charge me with battery and DV? Fine, do it, but don’t railroad me with B.S. fantasy charges like: rape! Attempted murder! Kidnapping! And burglary! It’s fucking ridiculous. And it’s making it impossible for justice.

    I’m a good person with a huge heart and everyone who knows me knows that, especially Christy. I don’t know what has happened to her but I’m not gonna watch the woman I love go on the stand and tell painful lies about me. I don’t know if her scumbag agent is making her do this for $/publicity, or if the D.A. is just pressuring her/scaring her, or what. Anyway, thank you to all who have supported me over the years.

    I appreciate you all, sorry if I’ve let you down. I hope you choose to remember me for my times of strength and not for this. Society has killed men. I was never meant to live in this era anyway. Follow your dreams and think for yourselves.

    “Verily, often laugh at the weaklings who think themselves good because they have no claws”– Nietzche

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