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Cop cuffs reporter, a case study in conflict escalation

Cop cuffs reporter, a case study in conflict escalation

Trouble in El Paso as police Sgt. Raul Ramirez arrests veteran journalist Darren Hunt and photojournalist Ric Dupont for allegedly interfering with with police. Sgt. Ramirez has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation

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Guest: Been the Victim (3097 days ago)
Look again. The reporter wasn't going to leave until threatened more than once with arrest. Yes, he said he was leaving, but didn't. The cameraman said he was leaving, but kept on taping. Reporter was resisting, passive aggressive style, in a way to maximize the video. Cop overreacted, pure and simple, after getting his buttons pushed by someone looking for a scoop at the expense of the accident investigation.
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Look again. The reporter wasn't going to leave until threatened more than once with arrest. Yes, he said he was leaving, but didn't. The cameraman said he was leaving, but kept on taping. Reporter was resisting, passive aggressive style, in a way to maximize the video. Cop overreacted, pure and simple, after getting his buttons pushed by someone looking for a scoop at the expense of the accident investigation.
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Guest: Hussein Obama (3098 days ago)
Stupid Muslim cop.
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Stupid Muslim cop.
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Guest: Mr Kojack (3092 days ago)
What a prick of a dumb american cop!
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What a prick of a dumb american cop!
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Guest: freedom is non-existent (3097 days ago)
wow, I must have missed the news where russia invades USA and takes away all the freedoms they were so strongly defending. What happened to the free world ?
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wow, I must have missed the news where russia invades USA and takes away all the freedoms they were so strongly defending. What happened to the free world ?
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MeatStar MeatStar (3098 days ago)
fuking bellend, i hope he gets sacked and his family starve
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fuking bellend, i hope he gets sacked and his family starve
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Guest: Jack (3098 days ago)
So much for the free country!
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So much for the free country!
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ajhawkinsjr ajhawkinsjr (3098 days ago)
Rick has put on some weight. I think the officer should find an easier job, he could barely restrain and control a totally non-resistant subject, and the calmer the reporter got the more angrily the cop responded. It looks like they are almost a hundred yards from the accident scene, on the opposite side of the road, attempting to interview witnesses. Officer Ramirez had to jump a five foot fence to engage them. WTF
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Rick has put on some weight. I think the officer should find an easier job, he could barely restrain and control a totally non-resistant subject, and the calmer the reporter got the more angrily the cop responded. It looks like they are almost a hundred yards from the accident scene, on the opposite side of the road, attempting to interview witnesses. Officer Ramirez had to jump a five foot fence to engage them. WTF
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Guest: Stalin (3096 days ago)
Good ole US of A. Land of the Free?
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Good ole US of A. Land of the Free?
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Guest: Dave (3097 days ago)
It's the same the world over, put a man in a uniform, call him a police officer and all of a sudden he grows a cock on his head and starts to think he's ******* rambo. Tossera all of em!
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It's the same the world over, put a man in a uniform, call him a police officer and all of a sudden he grows a cock on his head and starts to think he's ******* rambo. Tossera all of em!
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Guest: Uhw Samoht (3098 days ago)
Cop acted in a manner which was perfectly OK fcking press think they are untouchable. Give the man a medal.
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Cop acted in a manner which was perfectly OK fcking press think they are untouchable. Give the man a medal.
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Guest: 893 (3095 days ago)
Typical reporter hoping to get the "blood shot" no concerns for family. Well done to the Sarge. Ive been in his position and reporters are a pain in the ass.
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Typical reporter hoping to get the "blood shot" no concerns for family. Well done to the Sarge. Ive been in his position and reporters are a pain in the ass.
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Guest: earthman (3092 days ago)
Latest comment: We have many cops like that in El Paso, we have some good ones too. They usually tell the news crew where they can set up. luckily the officer did not hurt the reporter on that fence or damage the $20,000 camera. We whites are a minorty here now, and this is how minorities are treated.
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Latest comment: We have many cops like that in El Paso, we have some good ones too. They usually tell the news crew where they can set up. luckily the officer did not hurt the reporter on that fence or damage the $20,000 camera. We whites are a minorty here now, and this is how minorities are treated.
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Guest: USGAY (3095 days ago)
a small dick for a small officer!
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a small dick for a small officer!
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Guest: (3094 days ago)
well said glortman
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well said glortman
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Guest: (3098 days ago)
What was worse? the stupid american cop or the way the CNN reporter explains everything like we all read the daily sport????
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What was worse? the stupid american cop or the way the CNN reporter explains everything like we all read the daily sport????
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Guest: (3097 days ago)
So shouldn't the cop be doing his job and attending the accident, rather than going apeshit over some local TV reporter? The guy was going to leave anyway before he held him against the hood.
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So shouldn't the cop be doing his job and attending the accident, rather than going apeshit over some local TV reporter? The guy was going to leave anyway before he held him against the hood.
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glortman glortman (3097 days ago)
The cop is a sargeant, likely in control of the scene. He is clear, forceful and gives multiple warnings, but it strikes me that he is never rude or violent. The accident is serious (see the truck on its side at 3:01 and firefighters working on a victim). He is justified in keeping ANYONE away from the accident scene. Interviewing witnesses on TV before they have given a statement is confusing, emotional and contaminates recall. He asks them to leave, then tells them. That is his job. We hire police officers to keep order in times of emergency. Next time you are lying bleeding on the roadway, and some jerk with a camera sticks it in your face and pans over your dying loved ones while emergency workers fight against a reporter for room to save your sorry soul, you may be a little more understanding.
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The cop is a sargeant, likely in control of the scene. He is clear, forceful and gives multiple warnings, but it strikes me that he is never rude or violent. The accident is serious (see the truck on its side at 3:01 and firefighters working on a victim). He is justified in keeping ANYONE away from the accident scene. Interviewing witnesses on TV before they have given a statement is confusing, emotional and contaminates recall. He asks them to leave, then tells them. That is his job. We hire police officers to keep order in times of emergency. Next time you are lying bleeding on the roadway, and some jerk with a camera sticks it in your face and pans over your dying loved ones while emergency workers fight against a reporter for room to save your sorry soul, you may be a little more understanding.
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ajhawkinsjr ajhawkinsjr (3093 days ago)
I would make the point that if he is "controlling the scene" he seems to have completely left the scene in order to deal with a reporter and his cameraman. We can see him climb a five foot fence to get at these two guys who are absolutely not interfereing with the accident recovery in any way. Judging by the clip your scenario is a little wide of the viewed situation.
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I would make the point that if he is "controlling the scene" he seems to have completely left the scene in order to deal with a reporter and his cameraman. We can see him climb a five foot fence to get at these two guys who are absolutely not interfereing with the accident recovery in any way. Judging by the clip your scenario is a little wide of the viewed situation.
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