Soldier Doesn't Know Cop is Marine

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The Soldier may have conducted himself a little differently had he known, but maybe not. Story goes, the Soldier called police to help him after he was assaulted by roomates and kicked out of his apartment. He is a little upset that it took police 45 minutes to arrive at the scene. At one point the officer steps toward the Soldier and that is when things escalate. Ultimately, the officer appears to use exessive force on the Soldier and is now facing scrutiny. What do you think?

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  1. 20596323
    20596323 Feb 09, 2013

    I get the Idea that the Cop /Marine does not like the Army.And Used Excessive force.He did the stepping up to.not the soldier. And the other officer sided with his Buddy.the Cop is Arrogant.And should be reprimanded.

  2. paul36
    paul36 Feb 09, 2013

    I believe that the cop should be dismissed from the force because of his arrogance!

  3. KCaro
    KCaro Feb 09, 2013

    cop needs to be fired

  4. shylano
    shylano Feb 09, 2013

    What excessive force? Runnin your mouth, bad attitude will only land you in trouble. With that attitude , no wonder his roommate beated him up.

  5. Long_Thrust_VI
    Long_Thrust_VI Feb 09, 2013

    It makes no difference which Armed Forces branch either of these two is a Veteran of -- both are wrong. The Officer is undisciplined & in serious need of corrective action. As a Peace Officer, he is expected to perform in a professional manner. Most Law Enforcement agencies would fire him for his childish misbehavior.

  6. 30361729
    30361729 Feb 09, 2013

    The cop did the right thing. The soldier should have relaxed and let the cop just do his job and not get stressed out on the cop.

  7. member262
    member262 Feb 09, 2013

    I think that kid should have shut his mouth, you just don’t go and throw up the you’re a US soldier what do you think that you going to get special treatment because of that? It does’nt matter if you are or not you should still show Law Enforcement the respect that they deserve!

  8. 30336684
    30336684 Feb 10, 2013

    this cop should get be cooked like the fat pig he is. we pay you salary and yes you do work on our time. 45 minutes is absurd. the guy could have been dying for 45 minutes, none the less he was in danger for 45 minutes. ontop of all that, the soldier was not a threat to the cop.

  9. 9553405
    9553405 Feb 10, 2013

    45 minutes is ridiculious. If the victim said he was assualted and the police took that long there should be an investigation on this case. The cop approached the victim in a threatening manner. While the victim should have remained calm the officer had no right or need to take the victim to the ground then keep him there until he could not breath. Thats just ridiculious. Marine or not thats no excuse. The victim stating that he was a US Soldier was not for special treatment but what he thought he needed to say in the situation. It may have not been right but neither was the cops aggressive position. Fire the cop. We don't need "The cities ""Finest"" " like that.

  10. 28435354
    28435354 Feb 10, 2013

    I further more thought that this video was kind of funny :P

  11. spidermanops
    spidermanops Feb 10, 2013

    I'm a Soldier and a COP. That punk would have been on his way to jail as soon as he cussed at me. It's called disorderly conduct! Not to mention squareing off against a COP. Military bearing is to be maintained in and out of uniform. As far as his "situation" is concerned think about this....if he acts that way towards police officers how was he acting toward those folks who supposedly beat him up?

  12. SamMckernan
    SamMckernan Feb 10, 2013

    Excessive use of force? YES! Should the officer be fired? YES! The officer didn't like being cussed at, so what. Many state supreme courts have stated cussing at police is protected speech. The officer stepped up and then assaulted the man. The officer should be fired and then arrested. What ever happened to "to protect and serve"? Too many police officers are just bullies.

  13. spidermanops
    spidermanops Feb 10, 2013

    SamMckernan crushenemies: so when someone shows up to help you, you cuss them out? Next time you need help call a crack head. We respond when dispatched. The call goes to 911, then 911 sends to call to a police dispatcher. Some punk that got roughed up is not a high priority call! I had a punk try to flag me down when enroute to a home invasion and he filed a complaint! The world does not revolve around you. I wear two uniforms like that COP and I don't tolerate disrespect in either one.

  14. marpootis
    marpootis Feb 11, 2013

    OOHRAH! The officer acted alright as far as I am concerned. Way to go brother. Semper fi

  15. 30365742
    30365742 Feb 11, 2013

    Fat cop used his badge to intimidate the soldier. The copy definitiely was the arrogant aggresor. What was the soldier to do? Strike the cop/marine?

  16. 10844745
    10844745 Feb 11, 2013

    Ex-soldier here. The little jerk should is in the 'reserves'. The little punk got what he deserved. I can see why his roommates pounded him.

  17. KTShowman
    KTShowman Feb 11, 2013

    I would have done the same thing

  18. 10040401
    10040401 Feb 11, 2013

    Wow, don't call the cops if you were assaulted because you will be assaulted twice by the police. Wow, how does it change that th evctim did somethinig wrong....way to go police guy. We know he marines don't get along that well with the army...because the Marines are superior...according to that's right Mr big bully marine/cop guy. You really showed him why the real bully is...ooops don't hit me I mean you really showed him who the real punk is...

  19. 10040401
    10040401 Feb 11, 2013

    Most folk seekin ghelp from the cops are already in a high state of anguish...maybe the police should learn how to bring calm to the situation not escalate it...and did he call the cops or the MPs...'cause we all know you get a way with cop abuse in the military in ways you can't in the civilian world....right??????

  20. chuckrawls
    chuckrawls Feb 11, 2013

    kid is a punk and got less than he deserved.

  21. 5798039
    5798039 Feb 11, 2013

    Wow, a short fuse on that cop. Before you know it, he'll get fired from the force, get some guns, and start shooting up... Oh, wait.

  22. TexasCWO
    TexasCWO Feb 12, 2013

    Cop was way out of line and very unprofessional. His silly comment about "I'm a Marine" is funny....doesn't he know how many Marines have had their butts kicked by Navy and Army people? Being a Marine is special only in their minds, all military people are equal.

  23. 30369556
    30369556 Feb 12, 2013

    I'm a cop in a big city and what he did was WRONG. Totally unjustified and he needs to be punished. It's guys like this that give hard working cops like me a bad reputation and it sickens me. He assaulted the wise mouth kid and may end up losing his job and being criminally charged. I know for a fact my department would fire and charge me.

  24. badge320
    badge320 Feb 12, 2013

    you need to look at video again people, yes officer stepped toward him but did not get in his face. The other guy closed the distance and got in the officers face.

  25. 30371270
    30371270 Feb 13, 2013

    It's about time someone taught the young punk some respect for authority- it's apparent that he met his match - there is winners and losers and he lost- I've wrote a check his mouth couldn't cash-

  26. 22011548
    22011548 Feb 14, 2013

    This fat ...person ..does not represent the cops or the corps is ANY fashion to be proud of. The poor kid gets beat up and robbed by his own roommates and THAT's the treatment he gets? Shameful. And BTW, the COP postured and stepped forward, not the other way around.

  27. 28027733
    28027733 Feb 14, 2013

    Cop sounds like a former USMC Drill Instructor who still does not tolerate disrespect; nor should he. Semper Fi!

  28. DaddyLongLegsUSA
    DaddyLongLegsUSA Feb 14, 2013

    cop should be fired. The young buck told him he was a soldier and the cop lost control. The cop is to proud of himself. Not to mention he was practically gloating about his choke hold.

  29. 27839760
    27839760 Feb 14, 2013

    45 min. response is long BUT manpower, threat preceived, caller / dispatcher conversation decided level. His attitude towards officer was poor. Got what he had coming. Listen to all of conversation and he seems to not respect law enforcement. If you are unhappy with response get an application they maybe need help keeping people safe.

  30. 27839760
    27839760 Feb 14, 2013

    Also, if you have ever been in law enforcement or dealt with the public in a " I control the situation " encounter, The officer preceived ( possible ) threat and stopped it. The old addage: I would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6. Arm chair quarterback is not the way.

  31. ropedope
    ropedope Feb 19, 2013

    Might be excessive.. Hard to really tell what the kid did to provoke the cop

  32. 29528578
    29528578 Feb 25, 2013

    The Soldier should've been more respectful to the officer, but there was no need for the officer to throw him to the ground and put all that weight down on his chest. The soldier didn't get in his face, the officer got in the soldier's face. This is the kind of stuff that makes police officer's look bad, he should be fired.

  33. Scottcvan
    Scottcvan Mar 01, 2013

    Two words.......Semper Fi !!

  34. GunnerNine
    GunnerNine Mar 06, 2013

    For those who believe that the Police officer used excessive force. You're incorrect. Disorderly conduct is an offense that the 'Soldier' had committed precisely by cussing toward the Officer and refusing to cooperate. Not to mention, that the 'Soldier' was boasting as if he should be treated better just because he's in the military. Yes, I agree at some points that we deserve a little more respect, but not like that. I would just be glad they even showed up at my door after I called them. 45 Minutes is NOT THAT LONG. Dispatchers have Priorities. A small scale assault like this is just about the lowest you can go, and I'm sure these police officers had even higher priority offenses to go investigate. Nothing this Police officer could have done would be considered Excessive force. Anyone that was ever really a Soldier, Marine, Sailer, Airmen, or even someone in the Coast guard, would agree that the Officer did nothing bad. So how about all you Non-Military get the hell off the site, you don't belong here.

  35. UssNimtz.
    UssNimtz. Mar 07, 2013

    This kid shows a lack of diciplin and humulity.You do ot go and through around your title I don' t care what branch you are in.I do belive in a way that members of the military deserve more respect than civilians,But we don't just go aroung treating people like trash because of it.I mean would you talk to the MP's like that?I sure hope not.This needs to chill out and hows about he goes into the real Army and not the reserves.Maybe you'll learn some diciplin and respect then!And for all you "Military want a be's" how's about you find somthing else to do.

  36. khalil_thompson22
    khalil_thompson22 Apr 08, 2013

    That ex-marine, who faithfully represents the police needs disciplinary action.

  37. 23714625
    23714625 Apr 19, 2013

    Little late to the party here but this little wannabe was wrong. As an active duty NCO, I would expect to get jacked up if I acted in this manner towards the Police, in or out of uniform. Yes, the Officer may have used a little too much force, but in the same situation, I can't say I would have done anything differently.

  38. eiuuc
    eiuuc May 14, 2013

    Kid ran his mouth and tried to buck up to the cop because he's a solider. Lesson learned, you don't step up on a cop no matter who you think you are. It's a good way to get a knee in your chest.

  39. 30716234
    30716234 May 15, 2013

    Both cops were completely out of line. They stepped to the soldier first. Both officers are old, out of shaped,bitter and need to be reprimanded or even get the boot out of the force. This video is just saddening and disgusting. All parties are suppose to PROTECT, not have a power trip on who's better or whatever.

  40. 30724326
    30724326 May 17, 2013

    The Taxpayer merely stated a truth, it took 45min.for the cops to arrive. (later, the swear word used by him, one time should of been met by a specific warning to curb his language. The Officer did step forward, towards the taxpayer and the taxpayer did step forward to the officer, (aggression is not a crime.) the Officer clearly over stood his authority by then striking the taxpayer in a manner that was unmitigated. Here the Officer was wrong & should be charge for assault.

  41. cmikolajczyk
    cmikolajczyk May 29, 2013

    Well said FDNY, I don't feel like there's anything left to be said. I love how everybody jumps to "COPS ARE ABUSING HIM!" We're not out to get you, we're just doing our job.

  42. 30854365
    30854365 Jun 12, 2013

    The Officer / Marine didn't know that the young arrogant complainant was Army "Reserve" prior to putting him on the ground. Anyone that speaks to an Officer of the law, the way that this young reservist did, deserves to be introduced to the pavement. If I were the reservist, I would consider myself fortunate, things could certainly have taken another path. The Marine should MOST definitely NOT be under scrutiny. For all those who disagree, I would like to see you live without Officers / Military willing to put their lives on the line for all of us, even for those of you that don't deserve it.

  43. plsjr
    plsjr Jul 22, 2013

    This is exactly what is wrong with bringing the military into the "Peace Officer" profession. Unless an individual can be retrained to live within the confines of COMMON LAW, they should be precluded from being "law enforcement officers". The marine cop is obviously breaking the law - and considers himself a law unto himself. That's the last kind of person we should give the responsibility and authority of enforcing the law. A citizen has the right to be him/herself - sometimes that means their stupidity is on display. If they don't cross the line, they should be allowed to 'act out'. The marine cop should be harshly disciplined, probably fired, and the grunt should file a suit against the public organization 'owning' the cop and the cop himself They should be taken to the cleaners for assault and arrest under the color of authority. Neither para-militarized police nor the military should have any authority within the continental US. The NDAA is a travesty and will be used against U.S. Citizens when and however those who control them desire. If you are a U.S. Citizen (in particular a member of the U.S. Military) you should be standing against this corruption of our country.

  44. 12558630
    12558630 Jul 24, 2013

    I would say this cop is also a reservist, a point many of you seem to have missed. Otherwise he would not have the time to be on the police force himself. I would point out that the missions between the Marine Corps, the Army, and Police Forces are completely different. I don't believe this officer acted as a police officer should, for one, the police are trained and expected to take a bit of criticism from the public without taking it personally. However, this officer apparently did. This kid pushed the envelope, but as citizens we DO NOT have to exhibit respect to police. I grant that this often makes things smoother, but it is NOT a requirement. This officer exceeded the bounds of his civilian authority and his position or rank in the military had nothing to do with the situation.

  45. 31097917
    31097917 Aug 14, 2013

    Unbelievable. I am deeply concerned that the people whom we trust for protection are so inhumane. This cop could have taken control of the situation in a different way. Definitely gives Marines a bad name. What bothers me is his being so nonchalant about his abuse. I would hate to be part of his immediate family.

  46. 24414450
    24414450 Aug 19, 2013

    The young man is out of line but he's just had his butt kicked & this is a relatively minor issue that the Marine/cop should have been able to diffuse. A cop is a civil servant & we do have the right to hold them accountable, the young man has bad timing. There was no need to step toward him even if you felt the need to correct him. Remark re. reserves, again not needed, not professional. Part of being both a Marine & cop is knowing when to not do something agressive, use discipline. Size combined w/ cop uniform shouldn't be needed to be effective at calming the person, add Marine to that, not feeling pity. If the cop cannot deal with this minor situation of posturing he is likely to have bigger problems in the future. Adress the issue w/ the cop now or let him find another career path.

  47. USS8807
    USS8807 Sep 14, 2013

    Both of these clowns were in the wrong. Discharge the expendable weekend warrior and strip the badge from the Jarhead. They both suck.

  48. BeenThereSam
    BeenThereSam Sep 16, 2013

    Good job. If he was actually a soldier his behavior would have been more honorable. WTG USMC, semper fi

  49. sfcstevens
    sfcstevens Oct 04, 2013

    It was not excessive force used. You never allow and individual to get in your space, you get control of the situation and bring order to the situation. It appears that our young soldier may have had a little to much to drink and/or smoke. You don't disrespect the officer's. The officer used the right amount of force to make the individual comply with his instructions. I should know I spent 23 yrs. in the military and now 20 yrs in law enforcement. sfcstevens

  50. 31356523
    31356523 Oct 08, 2013

    I'm ex army but the marine was right and handled it appropriately.

  51. DDH3
    DDH3 Oct 15, 2013

    Kid started it, cop finished it. Way to go, Marine.

  52. markm66
    markm66 Oct 17, 2013

    As a prior LEO the actions of these two police officers is totally unacceptable. These two need to be on time and know how to deescalate a emotional situation. They did not even attempt to deal with the initial problem. Called the victim basically a liar when the victim related the situation with the watch commander. Only when the officer realized that his camera was running did he attempt to lighten the situation with small talk. Totally unsat and way too excessive with the takedown. Not necessary at all, officer could of easily deflated the concerns of the soldier at the initial contact. These two officers need to go back to training again!

  53. Oscart0331
    Oscart0331 Oct 23, 2013

    I think the cop did a great job .. kudos to the cop.

  54. 31511611
    31511611 Nov 12, 2013

    This Police Officer was over the line and confrontational from the beginning to end. He has been put on report several times and never been reprimanded that is because of the blue shield we cover up wrong doing of our officers and do not sanction them. The officer is pathetic excuse for a police officer. He turns everything around like a crooked cop does this police force reeks of corruption.

  55. 31767593
    31767593 Jan 07, 2014

    Good job for the police officer...

  56. 32204715
    32204715 Mar 26, 2014

    To all those who are saying this is excessive force and that this cop should be fired, I suggest all of you do your homework and take a real honest look at what happens when cops actually do use excessive force. I have seen countless videos and read numerous stories of of aggravated police breaking bones, smashing faces, using a K9 when not necessary, even shooting unarmed people several times... And even after they are clearly dead they proceed to shout demands and handcuff the suspect. It seems like even at the first sign of confrontation some cops immediately go for taser, spray, or firearm. This cop handled the situation, he took a confrontational person and turned him into a cooperative one in mere seconds. He did this without pulling a weapon, no taser, no smashing faces, he simply asserted his control and gave this kid a reality check. This is how cops should act, in this day and age this kid could have easily been hurt or worse simply by showing aggression. We need to support the police officers you'd want to deal with or have your kids deal with and condemn the ones who are truly a danger to the public.

  57. hazard159
    hazard159 Apr 18, 2014

    Get hostile and get in a cops face he has to protect himself. Yeah the guy may have been rough but this guys had it coming and is luck he did not get tazed and arrested.

  58. 32301091
    32301091 Apr 18, 2014

    First I was a police officers and a Marine and he the (cop) disgraced both the uniforms. It doesn't matter if the guy got mouthy. The cop stepped to him first and instead of being a peace officer like we were taught in the academy, should have deescalated the situation. That officer striking the guy was not warranted because the was no real physical threat or fear of threat present. Now before any one says otherwise I was a cop from the Chicago area and have faced and worked in real dangerous areas surviving shoots fired calls to gang suppression. That officer is making it bad for the rest of us to get rid of the image that all police are power mad bullies that hide behind the badge.

  59. 32301285
    32301285 Apr 18, 2014

    I believe the police officer was right. The problem with military men and women when they come back from war is that they feel we owe them something I am retired military i would never act like the soilder did he is a disgrace to the men and women that serve this country . We as a nation do not owe them anything it is a choice we make when we join the arm forces.

  60. 20743782
    20743782 Apr 19, 2014

    This is classic abuse by the cop. He should be fired. The soldier was out of line, but the cop abused his position of authority. As more and more military become police, they are conducting themselves like they are still on a foreign battlefield rather than on U.S. soil. Our law enforcement personnel are there to serve the public, not to abuse them.

  61. 32301518
    32301518 Apr 19, 2014

    I feel like the cop/Marine was MOSTLY in the right here. Just because the kid said they took "like 45 minutes" to get there doesn't mean it was true. He was just in a situation where he was attacked, and under stress people tend to exaggerate things most of the time. If you watch the video closely, the Army Reservist dude was the first to "step up" in an aggressive manner. The cop stepped forward first, but that was just to be sure he was getting his point across. The cop was merely acting defensively by punching him, because he didn't know if the kid was going to try something or not. I admit it was kind of arrogant on the cop's/Marine's part with the "do you know who YOU'RE talking to?!" part, but hey, what can you do. Things happen.

  62. TheMilkManTexas
    TheMilkManTexas Apr 19, 2014

    100 percent contempt of cop scenario! Definitely excessive use of physical force! The officer should have disciplinary action taken against him and attend counseling to control his emotions.

  63. 32303090
    32303090 Apr 20, 2014

    I'm sorry but most of you have no clue what you're talking about. I do agree that as a police officer/victim, the situation was kinda messed up... but what this was really about was a cocky reserves kid and a grown US Marine soldier standing off, unaware that either were soldiers. Things work differently for guys in the military. They're taught to respect their elders, authority, higher ranks. That's a way of life there... The reason the kid was so apologetic and yes sir yes sir wasn't because he was scared of a cop using 'brutal force'. Its because he recognized that the man was a higher ranked soldier, and he had nothing but respect for him.

  64. 31598029
    31598029 Apr 21, 2014

    Pretty stupid. That is why I always discoraged service members to not get personnaly involved with one another. It's overfamilerization. If these guys outraked him or vice versa, then it's fraternization. This story is a prima example of what I am talking about.

  65. hitthadeck
    hitthadeck Apr 21, 2014

    This action by the kid very well explains why his room mates kicked him out. His arrogance was visible right off the spot. He needs another course in boot camp to teach him a little humility.

  66. KD1197
    KD1197 Apr 27, 2014

    cop was 100% right with his action, I would like to shake his hand for JOB well done. GONAVY

  67. 32292313
    32292313 May 03, 2014

    This became an Army vs. Marine battle. Forget police brutality the Soldier tried to use his service as a shield. The Marine just did the right thing, he defended his ground. The Marine will always take down the Army soldier who wants to act like a big tough guy. Semper Fi.

  68. 32551613
    32551613 Jun 13, 2014

    The cop was out of line. He's not a marine. He's a cop with the authority and responsibility that comes with the badge. He's obligated to uphold the Constitution, even if he is offended. It was clear that the cop has an attitude and is badge heavy. In America, you DON'T have to bow before police.

  69. 30412095
    30412095 Jul 05, 2014

    Makes me sick when cops says he is USMC. True Marines don't act like this cop. Way to much of this happening in our country.

  70. jonzer6080
    jonzer6080 Oct 02, 2014

    Somewhat overkill on these guys. Drop these hardcore security guys behind enemy lines! and see how they do there... It's a balance to be honest, with line steppers. These guys are dealing with constant line steppers. Unfortunately, when dealing with unstable persons, you have to rely on less unstable persons to contain the more unstable persons. That is what you see in the video. It's the guys that are managing the chaos. When I see these videos I think - man we are doomed - our military guys are fighting themselves locally. Where is the patriotism, the unification of a country? Instead we seen videos of affectation....

  71. 33449370
    33449370 Dec 10, 2014

    Until you have worn the uniform and stood where the officer was you do not have an understanding of what was going on. I fully agree with the officers actions. The Army reservist bowed up and got slammed.

  72. 22097073
    22097073 Feb 13, 2015

    The cop had no right to make a comment about how long it took. He used excessive force and embarrassed all us Veterans and active duty. Plus he was acting like a bully.

  73. 34578218
    34578218 Nov 21, 2015

    The officer acted in a very professional manner. Yes he had to use force, in this case it was justified. Those that are not in service, look at this and don't understand. Look at the end results, at the start, it was the suspect that was arrogant and dis-respectful to those that came to his aid at his request, the suspect dictated the response. After the event, the suspect was respectful and corporative. If the suspect did not identify himself as a soldier, then the response would have been different. This is a old video, I hope ignorant political correctness did not cost this Fine officer His job.

  74. 34720255
    34720255 Jan 07, 2016

    Cops are increasingly getting out of hand. As a teenager in the '60s, I remember when cops were animals and killers. The y seemed to have weeded out the really bad ones during the nineties, but now its deja vu all over again. Belligerent cops everywhere. I've been threatened by a cop for questioning a traffic citation. Filed a complaint with the chief (small department) and his supervisor called me and asked me to drop my complaint. I said I would if he promised me that cop would never contact me again. Best advice, just don't contact the cops if you can avoid it at all. They are animals.

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