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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Brutality? Dramatic Arrest Video Pits Officer vs. ‘Drunk’ Soccer Fan

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - It looks more like a WWE wrestling match than an arrest, and the dramatic video is now causing a stir in San Diego.

It shows a police officer locked in a heated battle with a reportedly drunk fan at a soccer game. As the man resists arrest, the officer puts him in a choke hold. The officer then ends up on his back and struggles to flip the man over. Eventually the officer gets back on top and slams the man face-first into the concrete, which is accompanied by a loud slap (it‘s unclear if the sound is from the man’s face or hand). Now, police leaders are investigating:

[Warning: contains graphic language]


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