LETTER: Social media shapes wrong view of police

There is actual police abuse happening a lot around the world but this is not an example of it.

There has been a video going viral on Facebook of a woman getting arrested downtown by two Victoria police officers.

In this video, the lady resists being arrested and it results in one of the police officers kneeing her.

Social media has blown this out of proportion by stating that this is police abuse. This is not police abuse; it is the act of force that police have to use for people who resist arrest.

There is actual police abuse happening a lot around the world but this is not an example of it. This makes me question how social media has shaped societies views on the police and their authority.

Ryan Timmer, Victoria

 

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