The video shows a Code Pink protester being violently attacked by a law enforcement officer during the Denver Democratic National Convention. Although the woman may have ignored a lawful order to disperse, the response was egregious and criminal. The officer forcefully shoved a night stick into the the woman’s chest knocking her onto the pavement.
In the recent months, an increasing number of unlawful assaults and batteries have been committed by law enforcement officers. Thanks to the prevalence of camera phones and the Youtube, many of these abuses have been brought to the public’s attention.
In a free society, it is critical that those tasked with the responsibility of enforcing the laws are held to the highest standard when it comes to obeying the law and protecting the rights of the citizens. This video is a reminder to all law enforcement officers that their misdeeds may be recorded and introduced as evidence during their prosecution.