By Anonymous - 25/11/2014 20:15 - United States
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He pinned him to the floor and held him at gun point! Surely they will see on the camera he tripped and give him compensation for the trouble he had to endure.
OP does deserve an apology for what happened to him. However I'm sure the security guard didn't know that OP just tripped, maybe he thought he was being attacked, it's hard to tell. After its all said and done though they can review the situations and see it was all a big misunderstanding and give OP something for his troubles.
I think the thing is that he was pinned down and THEN had a gun pointed at him. Even if he had been armed or planning anything suspicious, he had been pinned down already and wouldn't have been able to do anything hence being threatened with a firearm was unnecessary
if it was from behind that might be my initial assumption, but once I'd turned around and seen op try to get back up, or already on the ground, I'd think it was an innocent mistake. There is absolutely no need to pull a gun on anyone for that, I don't even have a gun when I work
I completely realize that it was a mistake, after reviewing what happened, everyone in the situation will see that it was a mistake. Mistakes happen, everyday. And this was at a bank, you know, where there is a lot of money and frequent burglaries. Asking for an apology is one thing, but to demand compensation is absolutely ridiculous, especially since it sure seems that you mean fiscally, and if you don't, then it's a moot statement because what are you suggesting, they say sorry and give OP a latte and a coupon for a sandwich down the street? Demanding compensation for something that was an accident is just absurd. And is the security guard really at fault? Or is that exactly the kind of security you want watching over your money?
#37 Because... Here in America people think the Police are crooked and go "to far". Yet some countries cops can literally get away with anything. But here in America we try to bust the cops for any little thing and say they are horrible yet for the most part they just do their DAMN JOB! So to answer your question how can they do that? Many countries the Police are pretty much like a invading army and do what ever they please. Yet we Americans still complain and take them to court if they look at us funny.
@97, Have you been exposed to any sort of media outlet the past few days? Or months? America absolutely has the right to complain about police. Look at Darren Wilson in Ferguson. Lines up perfectly with the gun-happy man OP dealt with. We don't have it as bad as some other countries, comparatively, but law enforcement officials are not wrongly persecuted here. Wilson got off completely free for doing a lot more than looking at someone funny. Condolences, OP. That must be traumatizing. I hope the bank/officer issues an apology.