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Officer Ian Walsh Caught on Tape Abusing Teen Girl

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Posted on 09/29/2011

Broader Topic: Officer Ian P. Walsh
Sentiment: Negative
Post # 398 posted in:
Rant & Rave - Government - Police
Location:
3001 S. Myrtle
Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle Police Officer Ian P. Walsh was caught on tape abusing a 17 year old girl during a jaywalking stop proving that he thinks its ok for grown men to physically abuse young girls by punching them in the face. This happened in 2010 when he harassed the victim and three of her friends over a draconian ordinance that allegedly outlawed the manner in which they walked across a street. The victim was understandably confused and angry over this before naturally becoming physically resistant to his attempts to touch her in places and in ways that she was not comfortable with. Then the officer became violent and lashed out striking the minor child in the face with his fist.

Officer Ian P. Walsh is a poor excuse for a man who should have learned as a boy that it is never ok for a man to hit a lady. It doesn't matter what she does men are not supposed to hit women for any reason. I'm sure Officer Ian P. Walsh has told that to many drunk trailer park rednecks and as a police officer he should hold himself to a standard higher than that of those he arrests. Society should hold him to a higher standard and teach him that grown men professionally trained as law enforcement officers to restrain large men non-violently have no excuse for punching a much smaller and younger teenage girl.

Sgt. Rich O'Neill defended the woman battering by his fellow officer by false stating that "it is never okay to get into a confrontation with an officer out on the street, use force against that officer and then somehow think that you are justified". It is always justified to use force against an officer who subjects you to cruel and unusual punishment on the street, even if he is enforcing the law as long as the law is unjust. If such force were not justified then Gaddafi would still be in Tripoli, but as this incident proves it not always smart to fight because you won't always end up owning the enemy's hat.

Sometime it is better to shut up, stand still, cooperate, and hope to get off with a verbal warning or just a small fine for a minor violation. Still the victim had every right to fight against a clear and present danger to her civil liberties. The question should not be if Officer Ian P. Walsh was justified, but if the friends of the victim and other bystanders are cowards for not placing Officer Walsh under citizens arrest until a competent replacement could be located. They may have done the smart thing, but they certainly were not brave.

As a white man I can never truly understand what it is like to stand in the shoes of a black person being harassed by a white cop. I do understand the long history white cops have of finding excuses to use excessive force on groups of black people who are just peacefully walking down streets, so I can try to imagine the fear one my experience because most incidents of police brutality in America against minorities are racially motivated and a lot of those incidents result in the murder of innocent civilians at the hands of cops.

In closing society should not let bad cops like Officer Ian P. Walsh get away with abusing minor children, hitting young girls, harassing minorities on the street, and using excessive force against black people. I would urge anyone who finds themselves in the back of his car to deliberately piss themselves and vomit to make his job harder, but I don't want to incite anyone to make fools of themselves like that. I still think it would be totally awesome if anyone did that, but that is just my opinion.

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Posted on 09/30/2011

LOL! This has got to be one of the best posts yet. I agree with your criticism of his inappropriate tactics. He should have used an arm lock instead of a fist to the face, but I'm sure he regrets punching the woman and probably wishes that he had used an arm lock because of the bad attention this got.


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Posted on 09/30/2011

You also might want to back off of the racism accusations because I don't recall seeing anything in the article accusing him of being racist. You might wight want to specify that its a theory or something. Also, I don't know if you should be calling on people to piss in his car. That could be considered inciting even thought I doubt anyone will actually read your work, recognize him while drunk in the back of his car, and intentionally piss themselves.


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Posted on 10/03/2011

Alright I changed my piss and puke statement to just an opinion instead of a call to action. I doubt anyone would actually do it anyway, especially the puke because people in the back of police cars are usually handcuffed and I can't think of any way one could gag themselves to do it, plus pissing yourself anywhere just makes things worse for you more than anyone else.


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Posted on 10/04/2011

Its better. Harsh, but still better. It no longer accuses him of racism and by changing the last part to a statement of opinion it cannot possibly be considered an attempt to incite the activity. Good move on your part because you never want to give the police any ammunition. Even thought the odds of someone acting on your first report were slim to none I could totally see this cop Googling himself, finding this, not liking it, and waiting for some random drunk to piss or puke before saying that they did as you asked.


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Posted on 10/04/2011

Good point, they tend to zero in on the most slanted versions of things to make their case even if the full version right in front of them. Arresting officers have too much leeway, but a prosecutor could never make a case with such a ridiculous idea and no intent to really motivate people to do it. Furthermore, I never said that they bystanders should have pulled a Libyan uprising on him because like I said such acts are not always smart. In this case not smart because if they did that backup would have arrested them, but it would have made a good point not worth making.


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Posted on 10/04/2011

I've got another good one, but I'm putting in relationshiop/ex-wives since its a woman who knew some cops who she persuaded to crack down on her husband.