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|Author: ||Another Witness|
|Subject: ||RE: edited: Tasering at Club Nationals Afterparty|
so what went down? wrote:
3. Someday in women's bathroom feels uncomfortable, notify police/security at party what is going on.
6. Police have short fuse (as they should) and forcibly remove guys from restroom. Sound like the police really had to drag these guys out. On the way out, guys are dragged/pushed against wall (which I don't consider unreasonable if these guys didn't immediately cooperate).
A couple points where your assumptions were wrong:
3. The doors of both bathrooms had been propped open much of the night (presumably by the lines of people waiting to use them). People of both sexes were freely talking in and wandering into and out of the common areas (the areas away from the actual stalls) of both bathroom (which were clearly visible through the propped doors). No one called the management or police. The police had been wondering around the party all night and one just happened to walk by the bathroom when a couple of kids were standing in the bathroom common area talking to some girls.
6. The police officer did not have to drag anyone out. The kids were leaving the restroom with no argument and their hands clearly raised above their heads. As reported, one even said several times, "We're leaving" & "We are not resisting". The officer initiated the violence by pushing one kid into a wall from behind.
I can't comment on what happened after that as I moved on, but it was clear to me that no "lip" or "attitude", and certainly no threat of violence was initiated by either of the kids involved prior to the police officer pushing the first kid (from behind as I mentioned before).
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