This is a VERY interesting video to watch so be sure to take the time to view it. What happens between the officer and the subject is AMAZING and controversial. I am VERY interested in hearing what you think the officer should have done BEFORE you read my response on what I think the officer should have done. Try to be honest.
Now that you have watched the video, form your opinion on this question and give the answer in the comments BEFORE you read my response. Be truthful. Remember. Sometimes there is not right or wrong, just your truth and some else's truth. Here is the question that I would like to hear your answer to:
SHOULD THE OFFICER STILL HAVE ARRESTED HIM, or LET HIM GO?
Remember your answer as you read my response. I would appreciate your answer in the comments below, that is, the answer that you had BEFORE you read my response below. You also can give what your thoughts are AFTER reading my response in your comment. Here is my response to the question of whether he should have arrested him or let him go...
Of course we don't know "why" the young man was being arrested but I personally feel that the officer should not have let him go regardless. As an officer of the court he has a duty to serve for a reason. The young man was being arrested for the American people and it was the officer's job to bring him to justice, not to pass any judgement in the street because of his own personal feelings towards him just as in shooting an unarmed subject because he calls an officer's mom a "c" word and says he screwed his wife last night. It's the same level of professionalism needed. Now if I were the officer I would have arrested him, bailed him out, paid for his attorney, befriended him and his family as my own and helped him to get on the right path for good. I would have directed him to redeem himself from his crime by paying restitution to whoever he harmed. I also would have ASSURED that he understood his value as a person who has a high concern for human life and helped him to find a place in the community where he can continue to do for others, that which he did for me. I would have done everything in my power to assure that he never would feel the need to have to commit a crime again. Sometimes it isn't about letting a person get away with wrong because they do right by us. It's about giving them opportunities and choices to correct their wrong and do what's right.