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Female Vet Arrested After Syria Rally

"Emily Yates, a United States Military Veteran was enjoying shade under a tree after marching in a "No War with Syria Rally". She was asked to move by Federal Parks Police. When she asked why she could not stand there they arrested her."

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  1. Sunbear13
    Sunbear13 Sep 04, 2013

    This pisses me off. Power has gone to the heads of law enforcement. The citizen is no longer respected. Real problem solvers would not have let this situation devolve to an arrest.

  2. Maxtalon
    Maxtalon Sep 04, 2013

    It is obvious the Gestapo has been let on the American People. She can sue them and with this video she should prevail quite well.

  3. Walkerbrook
    Walkerbrook Sep 04, 2013

    This is all staged to look very innocent on the part of the protestor. But why the video if they didn't invite and expect trouble? The police have a duty to keep order even during a protest and apparently after several ignored requests to move they felt it was best to remove her from the area. She could have stepped out on the sidewalk and sat on the bench to avoid the whole incident but her and the video man wanted this confrontation...so I don't feel sorry when they get it.

  4. 508ARCT
    508ARCT Sep 04, 2013

    If you are told to move by authorities then what's the big deal about moving, seems like a very east thing to do....vet or not, which I happen to be a 20 yr plus type.

  5. USS8807
    USS8807 Sep 05, 2013

    I understand it must be frustrating to be told to not be under a tree, I understand that it's a bullsh-t order I really do. However it really is not a big deal to abide by the officers asinine yet simple order. I am sure she not only questioned the order (understandable) but resisted doing so and caused a scene. Which would explain why so many officers were around her when the video started. Whether the order is just or not and unless you are okay with going to jail just listen and move on with your life.

  6. 30892888
    30892888 Sep 05, 2013

    This woman is a veteran, Someone who understands authority. The entire scene was obviously staged and designed to get the viewers upset. Sorry, Emily, you failed. You should simply have stepped aside then asked for an explanation. You forced the police to arrest you, pretended to be abused and now expect the public to side with you? Not this time.

  7. 23869225
    23869225 Sep 05, 2013

    We no longer live in a society where the police, be they local state or federal are gods. Being arrested for asking the police why? I believe every officer involved and their boss should be fired. We the people own that land, We the people pay their salaries, We the people have rights! WE THE PEOPLE are tired of police exceeding and abusing the authority granted them. I spent 15 years active duty and worked 20 years civil service law enforcement and never found the need to be that brutal with anyone, even when they assaulted me. Emily should get a good lawyer.

  8. autoguy57
    autoguy57 Sep 05, 2013

    I don't understand people who won't listen and comply with a simple request. What was sooooo special about that tree? This was nothing short of another attempt by a Liberal to make the police look like bad guys. The attempt failed and she looks like a loser for her efforts at acting.

  9. WMitch6
    WMitch6 Sep 05, 2013

    IMO this encounter was staged. All that you are seeing is what the camera guy wants you to see. "We have you on camera." I don't care that she CLAIMS to be a vet.

  10. 11632410
    11632410 Sep 05, 2013

    This shows nothing of what started the battle..... means nothing until we see THAT part.

  11. SouthernBuckeye50
    SouthernBuckeye50 Sep 05, 2013

    That's a damn shame to treat a citizen let alone a fellow Vet like she was trash. I'm a Marine Corps Vet and I did not like that situation one damn bit. But like she stated the government is trying to make this country a "POLICE STATE", communist is another word you could use too. I've come to find out also that the big wigs in D.C. do not like the critical thinker either. They want everyone to believe what they tell them is true and go on, BULL SHIT! It's a pity that they have so many Americans believing what they say is the truth. That's why the White House doesn't like FOX News because they try to tell you more of the truth than the other stations that are going along with the program. "WAKE UP AMERICA AND READ BETWEEN THE LINES"

  12. 31169039
    31169039 Sep 06, 2013

    I don't think these people have any idea of what a real "Police State" is. The only level headed people that I see in this video are the Officers making the arrest.

  13. 22345038
    22345038 Sep 06, 2013

    The police were abusive and exceeded the level of force necessary to affect an arrest and handcuff a non-combative citizen. There are far less confrontational ways to do so. The did not give the lady an opportunity to explain herself, nor inform her of an offense for which she was being arrested. She was not given any notice of why or how her conduct was breaking the law. The police gave no justification for requiring her to move. Their actions appeared to be an abuse of power.

  14. 12321092
    12321092 Sep 06, 2013

    this is a POLICE action they the GOVT. are out of our control....

  15. URHeller
    URHeller Sep 06, 2013

    This is Amerika. You are not supposed to question authority!

  16. Streetsoldier69
    Streetsoldier69 Sep 06, 2013

    The iron curtain has come down on America. What a wonderful country we have. Thanks to our Vets! Veterans do not get any respect.

  17. 526Eng
    526Eng Sep 06, 2013

    The park police were totally wrong. I did not serve 13 years in the Army to support this type of Nazi behavior. I hope she sues and wins and the officers involved lose their jobs. They should know better and no I don't support the idiots who say she should have left. She did not break the law. If I am at a park by myself or with one or two friends just talking I don't expect to be told to move on.

  18. 31214176
    31214176 Sep 06, 2013

    She will be released, she was not read her rights.

  19. Hopeakukko
    Hopeakukko Sep 06, 2013

    I've watched the video and read the comments. I tend to agree that it was a set up, but strangely, the gestapo fall for it all the time. Assuming it was a set up (which, by the way, is not illegal), when she asked why she had to move, why didn't the gestapo simply answer the question — and give her a reason. But the question, whatever it may be, is never answered with intelligence and reason. The answer is always assault. Did we hear them read her her rights? The point here is that we do live in a police state where police cannot be questioned as to their behavior. It is always met with violence. What charges will they bring against her? Set up or not, the usual response is that you will be assaulted if you dare question police behavior. They are hard-wired that way.

  20. cplmartinez
    cplmartinez Sep 06, 2013

    She's former military...did she forget how to follow instruction? Probably was not a very good army girl. And then the puss behind the camera...jump in son....go to her rescue...get your candy ass thumped. Ohh rah.... Get off the grass dummy!

  21. bobohack1
    bobohack1 Sep 06, 2013

    this is a very big over-reaction to a minor problem. an answer would have been the appropriate response followed by another request to move on. Mr. NoHat jumped to pain compliance with very little provocation and she was treated like an animal. I was a prison guard for 25 years and this response was only used in extreme instances; which this was not. I would also like to know what law it was that she supposedly broke for standing on public property?

  22. roundsout
    roundsout Sep 06, 2013

    If your asked to leave an area you do it. end of story. But this was a anti-war protest I imagine just like the ones when Vietnam was going on. You can tell from the fool running the camera having his peace band with the symbol on it. So this was probably staged to look like something going on. Just another way for the libbers to lie again.

  23. 24270830
    24270830 Sep 06, 2013

    I don't understand why these law enforcement people told her to move...didn't seem to be much of a reason other than, what, a power trip, maybe? It ended up being rather brutal, and if I were she I'd sue the hell out of them individually and as a department. Are we really devolving into a police state? Starting to look like it. V/R Brian Collins LCDR, Submarine Service

  24. 31214649
    31214649 Sep 06, 2013

    That as criminal of the police in the way they: 1) pushed her arm back in a manner that was deliberately intended to cause great pain and potentially dislocate her shoulder from the socket. 2) carrying her off via her arms in a manner that was extremely painful to her shoulders and again putting her at risk to have her shoulders both dislocated. This type of tactic was used in torturing heretics during the Spanish Inquisition when they strung people up from behind using their arms as the leverage.

  25. ecarfar
    ecarfar Sep 06, 2013

    ow many of you vets think that woman is a vet? Liberals do that all the time, pretend to be on the "conservative" side to make their views more acceptable to the public. I seriuos;y doubt she's a vet and if she is, she has a friend in John Kerry.

  26. 18693883
    18693883 Sep 06, 2013

    I want to know how many of you stood around doing nothing to help her.

  27. kennyc
    kennyc Sep 06, 2013

    Nazi's! I wish I could run across the chumps. She was sitting therenot bothering a soul and about 5 of them jum her. Real men they are, LOL!

  28. cesmoot
    cesmoot Sep 06, 2013

    You've got to be kidding... 5 police on one woman.. a Vet...!!!! This is disgraceful... and I can't believe there are veterans on this forum who think this abuse is acceptable!

  29. 18412745
    18412745 Sep 06, 2013

    Would really like to see the events leading up to this, Video doesn't show enough. I think this may be a set up. Fish and Wildlife now gets a piece of the action.

  30. PAXPERPOTENS
    PAXPERPOTENS Sep 06, 2013

    You can see in the video she is clearly behind a barrier. Read up on this. The were having a rally in a park without a citation and the city allowed it to go ahead but provided an area for law enforcement to organize should they be needed which was off limits... She intentionally stood in that area to provoke an arrest.

  31. DeputyDawg87
    DeputyDawg87 Sep 06, 2013

    Let me get this straight, your stating your a veteran of our great nation & exercising what right you have to stand on federal property to voice your opinion & refuse to move when ordered by the federal police officers & have your moronic friend film this! First as a veteran and retiree. I served in the USAF, US ARMY and USMC and have to say this is exactly why I retired. Turn back time were fidelity, honor & respect for our nation actually meant everything to everyone who served. Now a days this means very little to most. This is obviously staged & by the comments in the video & the ones you have posted you are out to make money against the people of our great nation because you want to make an idiotic point & disregard everything that we stand for!! I THINK NOT! Why should the people of this nation have to pay you one damn some for being an idiot!! I am about to retire again as a Sheriff's deputy myself & if I told you leave the area there would not be a second time & you would have been thrown in jail. No time for a staged video & your friend would have been give one chance as well or he would be sitting next to you in the backseat. These officers had great restraint!!

  32. DeputyDawg87
    DeputyDawg87 Sep 06, 2013

    Dealing with you! You want to act like an idiot you get treated like an idiot! Your lucky you weren't charged with resisting! When your ordered to place your hand behind yor backs and you want to resist and it takes three officers to place you in handcuffs, plain and simple you resisted! Again these officers acted appropriately and the video is going to convict you, not help you! Lastly, trying to edit this video to show what little you think will help you, WON'T! There is obviously a lot more to this you don't want to show, but it really sues my matter, point is you trespassed by ignoring a simple command to leave, of you would have acted like a soldier and mature person this would not have happened!! So good luck trying to STEAL OUR MONEY FROM OUR GREAT NATION!! Only thing you will get to spend, is TIME!!

  33. 31216225
    31216225 Sep 07, 2013

    I see in no way that see was resisting arrest AT ALL!!! She was NOT!!! We can not even stand in a park now?

  34. 31216225
    31216225 Sep 07, 2013

    Why couldn't they just take her by arm and escort her from the area if they wanted her to leave? I would like to see the minutes leading up to that clip.

  35. 31216225
    31216225 Sep 07, 2013

    It is hard to say who is in the wrong without the events leading up to this but I know it takes me a while to get out my phone and get the camera opened so there may be a lot he missed filming or it could be that part was intentionally left out? If she was asked to leave maybe she should have but I would think it would not have been an imposition to tell her why.

  36. 17069060
    17069060 Sep 07, 2013

    What's the story before and after? Limited journalism - paints half the story at best.

  37. Sudz
    Sudz Sep 07, 2013

    As a police officer, and veteran, let this video be a warning to dumbass hippies out there. If a cop asks you to "leave" a specific area, and you decide to not follow his or her lawful order, you're pretty much asking for trouble. If you're going to stand your ground and argue with a cop after they ask you repeated times to "leave the area" you're going to be placed in handcuffs, and either taken to jail or released with citation. These officers placed their hands on her arms, and she resisted. If you resist a cop, be ready to have the force which is necessary to retrain you, come upon you. If you decide to resist further, joint manipulation techniques will be used, and they hurt. If you decide to kick at a cop while being restrained, your legs will be restrained too, and based on this, you'll most likely be carried away. If you want to have a peaceful protest, by all means, sing your hippie hearts out... But the second you fail to obey a police officers orders, become violent in any way, or the protest is outside its legal boundaries, the police will intervene. I don't want the US to attack Syria for a ton of reasons, but this lady was being stupid, and stupid gets you in jail.

  38. 31217816
    31217816 Sep 07, 2013

    We don't know the whole story here, but as far as the Cops man handling her, she was resisting. You pull away from the cops while they are handcuffing you, you are resisting. You do not have the right to fight the police or pull away from them. If you feel you are being arrested for no reason, take it up in court. They would have been cleared to taser her if they wanted. The time to argue with an arrest is during court. I'm tired of the general public thinking that pulling away from an officer while making an arrest is ok to do. -- Now, like I said, we don't know the whole story for the reason of arrest. Maybe she was just sitting in the shade. Maybe she wasn't. The video doesn't show. Maybe she had been causing problems before the tape started rolling. She was causing them after it started rolling by pulling away. That is all I can comment on in this video.

  39. JRM0919
    JRM0919 Sep 07, 2013

    I would like to watch the entire video if you please then I will make up my mind . I have had the PLEASURE to watch to many STAGED encounters. I"M not saying that the park police were totally right but then Neither were you either .

  40. Petewino
    Petewino Sep 07, 2013

    Staged confintation,she does not represent veterans, police were right, she was wrong!

  41. bulldurham48
    bulldurham48 Sep 08, 2013

    This is one of the first in many to come use of Obamas newly trained internal army for his personal use against Americans. Everyone has seen it coming, now its here. Remember your 2nd amendment rights, you are going to need them.

  42. PJtheDJ
    PJtheDJ Sep 08, 2013

    Staged gets my vote.

  43. SmokepipeCB
    SmokepipeCB Sep 10, 2013

    Staged or not, the woman and her attorney will be the winners and our tax dollars will be paying for the court ordered award. It is such a shame that commonsense is a lost thing in this situation. Right away "force" is used and calm conversation is nowhere to be heard. Just another Nam Vet who served and doesn't like what he saw from either side in this video!

  44. 21001660
    21001660 Sep 10, 2013

    The Cops are not right, We here in the States, have lost almost all are rights,an the Saying we Served, and protect is A lie , Its all about Money,for the Judge, the Goverment. But Hummen rights have in this country are gone! As foremer Navy, I am so sick of the lack of COP'S not see-ing whats going on in the Hearts of the people and them selfs, they are just pupits.an the Law has been Corrupted all the way up to the WHITE HOUSE, GOD FOREGIVE THEM ,IT will come to pass :it will BIT them also

  45. 21001660
    21001660 Sep 10, 2013

    To tell the Truth it PISSES OFF TOO SUNBEAR13 WE THE PEOPLE, OR the Cattle VOTE VOTE VOTE GET the Bad OUT

  46. 25210616
    25210616 Sep 11, 2013

    The police and justice system in this country is getting out of hand. Read John Grisham's book Innocent Man (not a novel but a true story - he is outraged as an attorney at how corrupt the legal system is becoming. They have their own agenda and it's not necessarily getting the truth or protecting us. Here we arrest a veteran doing nothing, but we will not arrest an illegal alien who is here violating the law. We have a president and justice department that selectively administers laws - basically they only administer laws that they like and support their position and agenda. We need to stand up to this BS.

  47. 29499080
    29499080 Sep 11, 2013

    Looks just like North Carolina and the peaceful demonstrators of the general assembly.

  48. NR81212
    NR81212 Sep 11, 2013

    I am disgusted that our nations police officers are so anti-americans. Most cops I know today grew up being the school bullies, always picking on ther underpriveledged and anyone else who disagreed with them. these are now the same pigs who try to hurt anyone who breaths unless they tell them to. The officers who arte caught on tape being bullies should go to a max security prison and be known to the general population as the pigs they are. I would love to see most of todays police force fired and loose any benifits. American Gustapo and SS were never as bad as this naions law inforcement officers, from top to bottom.

  49. dedemoi
    dedemoi Sep 11, 2013

    And we are going to fix things in Syria? How about fixing things at Home First? "Semper Fidelis"

  50. TheSearcher
    TheSearcher Sep 11, 2013

    When it comes to cops - more and more often, their answer is violence. They jump on citizens like a bunch of gang bangers. No respect for their rights, their status or their physical well being. Nothing but a pack of coward copsinflicting internal injuries on a female Vet. Injuries that could last a lifetime!Staged or not - I am sure she did not expect to be injured and carried off like a hog. These cowboy cops are becoming more brazen with their assaultive demeanors because there are very few personal sanctions to them. :-( She asked those Aholes a legitimate question - she deserved a legit answer, Period!

  51. gycho
    gycho Sep 11, 2013

    Really? When you're fighting an arrest you're likely to get hurt. The time to argue the arrest is in court, not on the street like a common thug. Obviously she was causing an issue before the filming started (or more likely it was edited out, as per usual) due to the number of officers' attention she had gotten to that point. My guess is she couldn't be there because there was a planned protest march which she was a part of. One of the rules is typically that a march means you are moving with a group. Not letting stragglers fall behind while they vandalize government property because the cops all have to follow the group. I hope she was a dishonorably discharged "vet", because I would not want to be labeled the same as her. They used an enormous amount of restraint while dealing with her. Taser, OC, or pain compliance holds would all have been acceptable levels of force to effect the arrest. If you don't like it, change the laws or move out of the U.S. Don't fight the cops on the street.

  52. 26225523
    26225523 Sep 11, 2013

    AS A VET IM ASHAMED WHAT THIS COUNTRY HAS TURNED TO.WE CAN FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY IN OTHER COUNTRIES BUT WERE HAS THE DEMOCRACY HERE? has turned to a police state in the whole country.someday there wont be enough police or military to stop are own people from fighting back after being pushed into corners.

  53. VicEizenga
    VicEizenga Sep 11, 2013

    Federal Nazi's at it again. What happen to the individual Sovereignty? arrested or what

  54. 7126389
    7126389 Sep 11, 2013

    Veteran or not, she acted wrong when the LEO's told her to leave. Quite possible there are rules in our nations capital's public parks about standing in non paved areas. Either way, she was wrong. Wonder if the punk with the camera went with her? Doesn't seem so by the video.

  55. 30943469
    30943469 Sep 11, 2013

    It seems that that part police have nothing better to do, but harass this women for no reason at all, I think the part police should be sent to war and let them see what it's like!!!!!

  56. 2252267
    2252267 Sep 11, 2013

    Go over to liveleak.com to see a longer version taped by someone else. It did seem like she kept pushing the cops to get a reaction. She should of backed away instead of getting in there faces. But, the cops did go over the top responding to her. She's lucky she didn't get Maced, that's what they do in my state. USAF retired

  57. 6412240
    6412240 Sep 11, 2013

    What I like is you only see the video when the police arrive. You don't see what led to them being called. Bunch of dumb hippies.

  58. 5402121
    5402121 Sep 14, 2013

    What a bunch of PUSSIES!!! It takes 4!!! 4 of those POOFTERS to bash down ONE SMALL WOMAN!! What a bunch of PIGS!!!

  59. 5402121
    5402121 Sep 14, 2013

    And they are doing this to.....U.S. MILITARY VETERANS??? Whataminute: Aren't U.S. military veterans the self-same people that the federal government has spent $$BILLIONS in taxpayer treasure to be the absolute WORLD'S FINEST @: a) killing people - lots and lots and lots of people b) destroying property - millions of tons of that aaaaaaaaand........ c) toppling governments........many, many, many of them Word to the wise United F-ing States of A-holes: You might want to start treating these people just a LITTLE BIT better. Otherwise, I'd hate to be you when TENS OF THOUSANDS of these P-O'd warbirds come home to roost from @$$craq and @$$F**k-ISTAN.

  60. 31272216
    31272216 Sep 22, 2013

    This video doesn't piss me off nearly as much as all these sheep saying "she should have just moved." So the guys in Boston should have just paid the tea tax, right? That would have been the easiest thing to do. I don't care if this was a setup, set them up more, make them accountable. Maybe nothing was going on, she was just standing there when the fish and game commission (not even real cops) came up and asked her to leave. The guy saw them coming and recorded it for their own protection. She should have just left??? They should have answered the question. Why did she need to move? She was not behind any barrier, that's a park bench. She was on public property, there was no protesting going on at the time, and even if there was, that's not illegal. By the way, law enforcement in any form WORKS FOR US. I've always said there are a handful of police out there that take the job to help people, but the majority of them do it because it lets them be a bully. Why else would they do a job that pays crap and has the possibility of death every day. Before you explode, they're not all bad, but there needs to be a lot more accountability.

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