Minuteman video shows abuse, illegal arrest of protester at Hollywood demo
- Brook Young, a supporter of the Minuteman Project and
the owner of the website, Immigrationwatchdog.com, has
recently posted online a video containing images of
what appears to be an illegal arrest that took place
at an anti-Minuteman protest in Hollywood, California
on Saturday, July 8, 2006.
The footage in question basically shows a young
Mexican male and a Caucasian female being pushed,
shoved, and then struck hard with batons by several
Los Angeles police officers for no apparent reason.
Although the female is eventually released, the male
is shown being handcuffed and taken away.
Check out the following link to see the video in its
The footage of the aforementioned incident can be seen
between 0:53 and 2:19 minutes respectively.
Although I am not a lawyer, I'm of the opinion that
the force the police used to handle this "situation"
was completely unneccessary and that the arrest they
made is probably illegal.
Duane J. Roberts
P.S. If anybody knows how to pull this footage off the
"YouTube" website, please do so immediately before
it's removed from the site. I suggest they send a DVD
copy of it to the Los Angeles Chapter of the National
Lawyer's Guild. Information about how to contact them
can be found at the following link:
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