I just saw this clip here:
Apparently this happened in Romania and there’s probably more to the story than this. There’s a longer clip circulating but I didn’t find it right away.Nor do I speak Romanian so I can only comment on what this looks like:
I was raised to be respectful to authority figures. If a LEO told you to do something, you listened. You didn’t argue or whine about it, you did as you were told. In all my life, I’ve never run into trouble by following that guideline. As I see it, the woman shouldn’t have slapped the officer, period. Maybe she had good reason (again, need a translation and more information) but it looks like she was mouthing off and then slapped him.
In my book, she deserves what she gets in response. You don’t hit a cop unless you want a beating. Maybe the woman should have followed these guidelines:
UPDATE: Ed sent me a link to a forum where there’s an unofficial translation. This is what it said:
Ok, this is a translation of the first video, which is a news story.
I will use the following abbreviations for people talking:
N – newscaster
T – teacher
P – police officer
The scene opens up, with the teacher’s hand on the cop’s torso.
T: Why do you want to put your hands on me?
P: I don’t want to ma’am. (unsure of this) What have I done to you? [he walks out of the doorway to get some distance, not taking his eyes off her]
T: You put your hands on me a few times
P: Don’t pull me. Be careful… [as they walk out and, I’m assuming she pulls his jacket/arm (view is blocked by his torso). He deflects her arm by grabbing it and pushing it to the left.]
T: [with her now free arm, she backhands the cop and says] Get the hell out of here or I’ll slap the shit out of you! (Note: she doesn’t curse, but that’s about the closest translation I can come up with that conveys in English the true sentiment behind the words. The literal translation is “Go away from here because I will give you such a slap that you will not see yourself.” See, it’s just not the same )
P: Ioooooooi. (A Romanian exclamation that conveys, in this case, “Oh no she didn’t!”) [Cop puts his glasses on. Queue Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who.]
T: Why are you putting your hands on me repeatedly? Why? (Or “a hundred times” to quote her exactly”) [Teacher stands her ground, looking furious and aggrieved.]
P: [slaps the teacher]
T: [gasps! Puts her hand on her face, looking shocked. Starts a fake (at least to me it sounds fake) cry.]
T: [walks away crying, raises her arm slightly]
P: [flinches at the threat of another possible slap. Grabs the teacher’s arm.]
T: [wails something intelligibly, possibly about gypsies]
[old batiked woman woman opens door of another classroom and says something about this having to stop]
UPDATE: Here’s another example of when a cop hits a woman.