Four Swedish Cops on Vacation in NYC Teach the NYPD a Lesson

*Warning: The following video may cause bouts of disorientation and confusion to the American viewer due to the bizarre and unusual display of compassion and humanity by police officers, as well as the shocking ability to defuse a situation without someone getting pummeled or killed. 

 

Submitted by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:

We’ve all seen the stats by now. U.S. police killed more citizens in March alone than UK police have killed in 100 years. We’ve seen the plethora of videos documenting unnecessary police brutality. There are so many in fact, I can’t even begin to document them all. We’ve also seen the militarized police in all its ghoulish display in Ferguson.

We’ve seen the wrong way to police in New York City, most recently when an unarmed Eric Garner was choked to death on the street in broad daylight for selling untaxed cigarettes. Now, finally we see how real policing is supposed to be done, courtesy of four Swedish police officers who were on vacation in NYC.

First a little background from the Free Thought Project:

New York, NY–  Four Swedish police officers vacationing in New York City were on the subway on Wednesday when a fight broke out. The train operator asked if there were any police riding who could help with the situation.  The Scandinavian patrolmen were very soothing and non-aggressive as they de-escalated the situation instead of escalating it, the way we have seen so often from our own men and women in blue.

After separating the aggressor off of the victim, the officers kept the aggressor detained in an arm lock while attempting to calm him using non-threatening voices and a soothing hand on the back.

“Take it easy, just relax, everything is going to be okay,” one of the officers tells the detained man while he frantically screamed that he couldn’t breathe. This seemed to calm him, and the officer asked if he was injured with a kind and gentle hand on his back. The officer seemed genuinely concerned about his well being.

There was no violence; there was no threat of violence, no cursing or racist remarks. The officers acted as professionals, even while off-duty and on vacation. It is easy to see that these officers were not out to bully or harm anyone and that they were simply trying to make sure that nobody was hurt.

Now, watch the video for yourself.

*Warning: The following video may cause bouts of disorientation and confusion to the American viewer due to the bizarre and unusual display of compassion and humanity by police officers, as well as the shocking ability to defuse a situation without someone getting pummeled or killed. 

Meanwhile, this is what often happens when you call the cops in America:

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In Liberty,

Michael Krieger