Posted by bru, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on May 28, 2012 at 9:32 am
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In the evening, especially on weekends Mountain View is getting to be as unpleasant and rowdy as San Jose.
When people get out of line officers need to do something, and they do not need to spend a lot of time or go back and forth with drunks who will blabber all night long.
And by the way drunks looking for attention can whine and scream very loud - as can legimate victims of police brutality - and it is often hard to tell the difference, but other bar patrons are maybe not the best judges or reporters of what happened.
The first knee-jerk reaction of some is to always blame the police, but on the other hand it is a badge of courage for some drunks to make a big show and give the bar patrons who have nothing better to do something to talk about for years.
That said, I do not agree with Police tasering people when they have been subdued - IF that is what actually happened, which I doubt, because people are so quick with their cellphones today if the Police had been tazing the subdued suspect it would likely have been on video or would have been very quick.
But also, when a Police Officer is talking to you, or asks you to do something - you do not tell them to leave you alone. How stupid, bad attitude right from the start. What ought to be happening is that these people's parents should teach them when they are kids so the cops do not have to clean up for people who do not have the sense to live in a society with other people.
I don't blame the Police. Who would want to have to do this for a job, and then have a bunch of drunk bar patrons blowing bad breath at you demanding your badge number, when it is on their badges?
-- By the way, why do I have to type in that irritating verification code when I am already logged in Palo Alto Online ?