This one is disgusting. Police were pursuing a fleeing criminal, who wrecked his car into another car, and both burst into flames. The driver of the car he crashed into got out of it on fire, and was trying to extinguish the flames. He managed to get his burning body extinguished (apparently from the video) and the police ordered him to lay down with his hands spread out, and then they started kicking him and broke his ribs. The innocent guy is now in critical condition with burns and broken ribs.
I'd say the police definitely mishandled this situation only because the guy was so clearly complying with their orders when they started kicking him.
Yes, the pride of Jersey City, NJ. Truth is, many cops have the same 'Us vs Them' mindset that makes all Americans guilty of something in their warped minds.
Were/Are any of these US cops trained in Israel?
Participants speak highly of the experience. Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer called Israel “the Harvard of antiterrorism” after taking part in a 2005 trip sponsored by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Capt. Brad Virgoe of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California called the 2013 session he took part in an “amazing experience,” recalling visits to checkpoints in Eilat at the Israeli-Egyptian border and in the West Bank near Bethlehem.Why, look at what I found. What US police do on a semi-regular basis, IDF Storm Troopers do daily to Palestinians.
The U.S. program began less than a year after 9/11, when the Jewish Institute brought nine American police officials to Israel to meet with Uzi Landau, Israel’s public security minister at the time. Participants represented the New York and Los Angeles police departments, the Major County Sheriffs’ Association, the New York and New Jersey Port Authority police and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority police.
The most tangible evidence that the training is having an impact on American policing is that both countries are using identical equipment against demonstrators, according to a 2013 report by the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem and photographs of such equipment taken at demonstrations in Ferguson and Oakland and Anaheim, California.
Tear gas grenades, “triple chaser” gas canisters and stun grenades made by the American companies Combined Systems Inc. and Defense Technology Corp. were used in all three U.S. incidents, as well as by Israeli security forces and military units.