Watch Police Pepper-Spray 84-Year-Old Black Woman in Her Own Home

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  1. Zaac

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    Watch Police Pepper-Spray 84-Year-Old Black Woman in Her Own Home

    Police in Muskogee, Oklahoma, have released body-cam footage of the moment when police officers were apparently so threatened by the actions of 84-year-old Geneva Smith that they felt the need to blast her with pepper spray. An attorney representing the city has defended the police action as reasonable use of force “given the totality of the circumstances.”

    It all appears to have started when police began pursuing Smith’s 56-year-old son, Arthur Paul Blackmon, for running a stop sign. Blackmon refused to stop and apparently led police to his mother’s house. They asked Blackmon to come out of the house and he refused so police entered the home and used an electrical stun gun on him while he had his hands up. Several other officers then entered the residence. It is at this point that Smith appears to emerge, seemingly confused about what’s going on inside her home at 2:45 a.m. That’s when an officer instructs her to turn around. Approximately 40 seconds later, the officer decides to blast Smith with pepper spray.



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    Seriously?:Cautious A room full of police officers and the only way they could control an 84 year old lady is to pepper spray her?:Thumbsdown
     
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    The video has been removed.
     
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    Apparently it can only be watched on Youtube which makes no sense to give you the option to embed it from Youtube, but not to watch it.
     
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    When clicked on the clip shows a message saying:
    Watch this video on YouTube
    Playback on other websites has been disabled by the video owner.​
     
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    This may have to do with the advertising dollars through the YouTube site.
     
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    Or it could be that it is the property of Fox News and there are copyright issues. It may be that only YouTube has been given permission to air it publicly.

    No matter the reason, just follow the on-screen instructions by clicking on "Watch This Video On YouTube" and it will take you to YouTube and play the video.
     

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