Amateur Videos Of Protests in Colon Capture Blatant Police Abuse
Saturday, October 20 2012 @ 02:03 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Blatant Police Abuse: I started writing this article to publish some of the videos taken by journalists of the street fighting, but then I can across this video taken by some residents in Colon from the balcony of their apartment. They are looking down on a large group of police officers who are in the process of arresting some protesters. There is one man who is handcuffed, on the ground, and helpless. One fat police officer (coward) comes up and repeatedly kicks him in the face. He then steps on his head and bounces up and down. Another police officer takes this same man and throws him violently to the ground, and he hits his head on the pavement because he is handcuffed, and he cannot stop his fall. Then fat ass comes back into the scene with another two handcuffed suspects, who are also being arrested. The man making the video says "you're abusing, I've got you recorded on video." Then the police officer opens fire on the people making the video with his service weapon, and the video stops. If you ever had any doubt about the lack of control and abuse committed by the members of the Panamanian National Police, you should have none now. "Unprofessional" is an understatement. His actions were criminal. If this SOB doesn't end up in prison, then there is no justice in Panama. And for the record, when I found this video it had less than 60 views total. I just called my media contacts at TVN and I'm pretty sure "fat ass" is going to get famous, quick. Watch this video:
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Editor's Comment: Channel 13 Telemetro picked it up, after I sent it to them. See: http://www.telemetro.com/especiales/venta-zonalibre/2012/10/20/118324/divulgan-video-sobre-presunto-abuso-policial-colon.
Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.