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We Finally Find A Good Cop. She Must Be Fired.

7:59 am - 04/19/2012
Regina Tasca is a Bogota, New Jersey, police officer who responded to a medical call to transport Kyle, an emotionally disturbed young man, to the hospital. As per protocol, she called for backup.

Her two backup officers tackled the young man and proceeded to punch him. Kyle was never charged, nor arrested, for any offense. Tasca says it's because he never threatened, did not have a weapon, and indeed never resisted and was not violent.

Eventually Tasca was able to pry the punching officer off Kyle, as seen in a picture taken by Kyle's mother.

After physically intervening against two violent colleagues-in-blue, Tasca'a job is at stake. She faces a departmental trial on charges that she's "psychologically unfit" to be a police officer.


Source with video.
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hardblue 19th-Apr-2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
It does make you wonder what is the profile they are looking for when it comes to policemen.
sobota 19th-Apr-2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
not women?
phoenixblaze 19th-Apr-2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
Wait so being reasonable and not wanting to use brute force makes her psychologically unfit to do her job?

This kind of reminds me of an episode of Cops my dad and I watched and the force just seemed so excessive to the situation.
urplesquirrel 19th-Apr-2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
So, not being a violent, trigger happy asshole makes you psychologically unfit to be a police officer? Gee, I feel so much safer now.
chaya 19th-Apr-2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
Tags pls
fragbert 19th-Apr-2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
mornings 19th-Apr-2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
maladaptive 19th-Apr-2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
Interfering with the boys in blue doing whatever they want and breaking the blue wall?

Totally unfit to be a cop. She might report corruption and wrongdoing next.
radname 19th-Apr-2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
Wow, but good for her. You go Regina Tasca.
bleed_peroxide 19th-Apr-2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
So she stopped a fellow officer from using excessive force, and that makes her psychologically unfit?

That definitely says a lot, doesn't it? I feel so safe around cops now.
burningmarl 19th-Apr-2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
It's fucking terrifying, isn't it?!
doverz 19th-Apr-2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
Well, big props to Regina for stopping the police abuse.

Fuck the police though for thinking she's psychologically unfit just because she didn't let those cops continue to beat the guy up. I'd feel much safer with someone like her on the streets than cops that beat people up.
the_archandroid 19th-Apr-2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
I think that she is psychologically unfit, so to speak, because she is able to engage in rational thought. Being able to engage in rationale thought, means that there may come a time when she would question the motives of her superiors instead of blindly following along. And it may also mean that she'll speak out if she sees something wrong happening, instead of maintaining the wall of secrecy that seems to be an unspoken rule for police officers. I can understand completely why that would render her "unfit" for duty. Similar to the army, the police force is not a place that prizes or values independent thinking, and this incident shows that Tasca is doing a little too much of that.
Add that to the fact that she's a woman in what is most likely a male dominated field, and it's probable that they were waiting for an opportunity to push her out.

ETA: tl;dr - exactly what maladaptive said

Edited at 2012-04-19 01:47 pm (UTC)
clevermanka 19th-Apr-2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
I'm already nervous about going to the We Are Women march on April 28, and wondering what sort of "security" we're going to encounter. I'm in Kansas, so I get to look forward to Topeka cops.

This story is not helping my peace of mind. eeeeeeeeeek
lil_insanity 19th-Apr-2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely horrible. Unfortunately I'm not surprised. The majority of police officers I've encountered are overly aggressive and have superiority complexes... so no, somebody like this brave and awesome lady wouldn't really fit in.
beautyofgrey 19th-Apr-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Oh my god. As someone with an emotionally disturbed son, this gives me nightmares. Kudos to Ms. Tasca for doing the right thing. And poor Kyle. :/
kaowolfie 19th-Apr-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Also? Seriously, poor Kyle. What happened to him - the cops are called and he was brutalized even though he was not making threats or behaving violently - is absolutely the norm for people with mental disabilities, especially teenage boys. :(
fragbert 19th-Apr-2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
They probably thought he was wearing a hoodie.
pandaseal 19th-Apr-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I feel like I have to use this icon way too much lately.

Ms. Tasca sounds baddass as hell and although I don't have a lot of faith this will end well for her, I hope it does.
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