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Old 05.06.2020, 15:16
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Re: Bufallo NY, 75 year old assault by Police

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Your duty would still be to help, provide first aid, call an ambulance, whatever.

Even if the person needing help acted irresponsibly, foolishly, and knowlingly put themselves in danger, that doesn't lessen the obligation to help.
It looks like he had people checking him in about 20 seconds, not the same people who pushed him but there were people there. I'd like to know what the radio call was for, was it for a medic or was it for the arrest in front?

I think the police lines first concern was whatever was happening in front of them and maintaining a forward line. In the video there does not appear to be much happening in front but people are reduced to their training in times like this. Whether that training is up to scratch is very questionable with the videos we're seeing.

It's a stressful situation where their focus is on what's in front, not on the man on the ground, the following police/soldiers have the ability to check on the man without worrying as much about what's going on in front of them.
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