BRITISH POLICE UNLEASH DOG ONTO NON-VIOLENT TRAVELLER MAN
Free and Fearless came across this shocking video, which is just another display of police brutality in the UK.
It seems that we have a global, world wide issue of police abusing their powers. It appears that they have a total disregard for the public they serve and couldn’t care less about their bad behaviour being captured on camera.
As you can see from the footage, the man in the video doesn’t appear to be violent or of much threat to the police. The only resistance he is showing is to get the police dog off of his leg, which in this situation, is entirely appropriate.
— FREE AND FEARLESS (@freefearlessuk) September 6, 2017
The traveller community seems to get a lot of stick from the wider public, they are often victims of hate crime and are often wrongfully stereotyped as being violent and aggressive across the board. Due to this, they are often met by the police with aggression, little patience or compassion.
It is unclear how this situation escalated, often in these heated situations, witnesses do not think to record an incident until it has escalated to a dangerous and violent level.
What is clear from the footage, is that the traveller community, while very angry and frustrated at the situation, isn’t displaying any violence and are simply trying to get answers as to why the dog was set upon this young man.
The police fail to give a valid reason and the video cuts short as ambulance sirens can be heard and paramedics rush to treat the young gentleman’s leg, which is bleeding profusely.
Police brutality must stop and police officers who abuse their power must be held accountable and must be suspended from public service.
The police service slogan is ‘fighting crime and protecting people‘ yet they appear to be failing to do both.