Feb
23

Cop hits woman.

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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 Smile)
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.

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Comments

  1. This type of situation is always questionable. If someone hit me like she did, I would want to hit back.

    However, if I was a POLICEMAN, I would try my best to control myself and not hit back but simply arrest the woman.

    There is enough violence in the world today, and personaly I think that cops should try there best to act in a way that does not promote violence. They get paid to keep the streets non violent and whenever possible should not use it against anyone. If they have to use it to defend themselves, then ok they must, but in this situation he could have easily controlled the women, arrested her and took her down the station.

    • Wim says:

      I agree, up to a part, Mark. Yes, he could have just taken her in. However, if you allow a slap to go unpunished, where does it stop? How far can people go before a LEO is allowed to hit back? I know, I know, use of force continuum and policy standards but in the real world, that doesn’t always work. Over here, society has shifted so a LEO almost can’t defend himself anymore and has to take all sorts of verbal and physical abuse. If he does, he faces public and official reprisal. Hell, they’re firing AK-47s at the police in Brussels. It took one officer almost in the morgue to finally get the politicians to at least acknowledge that there’s a problem. And then you still get ignorants saying ” Yeah but he was “only” shot in the leg.” I shake my head and sigh…
      Like I said, I was raised to respect cops. You didn’t mess with them, let alone slap them in the face. If people can’t accept that (even though in most Western countries it’s illegal to strike a LEO), then why would a police officer have to put up with it?

  2. This type of situation is always questionable. If someone hit me like she did, I would want to hit back.

    However, if I was a POLICEMAN, I would try my best to control myself and not hit back but simply arrest the woman.

    There is enough violence in the world today, and personaly I think that cops should try there best to act in a way that does not promote violence. They get paid to keep the streets non violent and whenever possible should not use it against anyone. If they have to use it to defend themselves, then ok they must, but in this situation he could have easily controlled the women, arrested her and took her down the station.

    • Wim says:

      I agree, up to a part, Mark. Yes, he could have just taken her in. However, if you allow a slap to go unpunished, where does it stop? How far can people go before a LEO is allowed to hit back? I know, I know, use of force continuum and policy standards but in the real world, that doesn’t always work. Over here, society has shifted so a LEO almost can’t defend himself anymore and has to take all sorts of verbal and physical abuse. If he does, he faces public and official reprisal. Hell, they’re firing AK-47s at the police in Brussels. It took one officer almost in the morgue to finally get the politicians to at least acknowledge that there’s a problem. And then you still get ignorants saying ” Yeah but he was “only” shot in the leg.” I shake my head and sigh…
      Like I said, I was raised to respect cops. You didn’t mess with them, let alone slap them in the face. If people can’t accept that (even though in most Western countries it’s illegal to strike a LEO), then why would a police officer have to put up with it?

  3. Viro says:

    Oooh, did you notice the unblinking stare that the officer was giving the woman right before he hit her?

  4. Viro says:

    Oooh, did you notice the unblinking stare that the officer was giving the woman right before he hit her?

  5. Robert Trento says:

    Wim,

    You’re guidline for respecting authoruty figures/law officers says it all. One of many simple rules to live by, and if anyone needs reinforcement of that rule, providing the clip by Chris Rock was a great addition. Thanks for supplying the humor.

    Robert

  6. Robert Trento says:

    Wim,

    You’re guidline for respecting authoruty figures/law officers says it all. One of many simple rules to live by, and if anyone needs reinforcement of that rule, providing the clip by Chris Rock was a great addition. Thanks for supplying the humor.

    Robert

  7. Go Green says:

    It looks like she hit him first. Looks like Romania sticks with an eye for an eye! This would be a $1 Million lawsuit in the US

  8. Go Green says:

    It looks like she hit him first. Looks like Romania sticks with an eye for an eye! This would be a $1 Million lawsuit in the US

  9. Zortan says:

    In the first video the woman teacher is being arrested for beating the shit out of her students. She’s a child abuser, it was a headline story for a while in Romania.

  10. Grig says:

    I am Romanian and I can confirm the translation posted is 100% exact. The cop was called because she was violent towards the students and the other teachers. The old batiked woman that opens the door at the end makes a comment against the teacher, not the policeman.

    In the end, the policeman was punished for slapping the teacher.

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