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Second Video Emerges Of Hot-Tempered Canton Police Officer

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A second dash cam video has emerged showing Canton police officer Daniel Harless overreacting to finding a gun in a man's car.

The video is from July 29, 2010, exactly one year ago today.

Like the video that emerged earlier this month (second half of story), Harless can be heard threatening to kill the driver because of the gun that was found.


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Comment by tittiger
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 I think all these stories put Larkin Roses article   When Should You Shoot A Cop into perspective. It seems that with this type of lawlessness. A lawlessness that to me makes a charade of any concept of rule of law or justice. It seems that there would be all sorts of discussions about solutions since the price to pay for doing nothing is so high. We can continue to do nothing and what WILL happen is that some Americans will get fed up and doing what should be done to these cops. (Dispensing justice)  This is what the powers that be want and have planned for then they will call them terrorists (when just the opposite is true) and the war will be on. All I can say people is that we need to do something substantial and do it right now before this goes any further down hill. A start would be locking up of thousands of cops for multiple years. But how do we get there?


Comment by David Jackson
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    At this point, who cares 'what" the cop said? The issue(s) should be his loss of a job, an investigation by the State's Attorney General's office and the FBI, the possible demotion of his command officer, remedial training for every officer on the department, the possibility of privatizing the department, and a civil suit against the so-called cop.

   I'll say it again: Absolutely nobody should be surprised at this incident! This is a direct result of nearly 30 years of affirmative action hiring practices; an almost total lack of oversight of all law enforcement agencies; cops getting away with murder; the ongoing isolation of the criminal justice system by elitist, self-annointed bureaucracies and over-reaching, second-rate politicos; and, the absence of any actual interest in the concepts of duty, protection, service, and professionalism in police work.

   Get used to it. There is absolutely nothing at any level of the criminal justice system that is meant to serve the best interests of any citizen of the U.S. who isn't a "functioning" member of the "power structure". Everything that has happened in law enforcement in the past 20 years has been to the detriment of the average citizen. At the present time, if the rich do somehow get arrested, they get expensive attorneys and lenient sentences and, if the rest of us get arrested, we get pree.mptively abused and fined, jailed, or both.

   For many cops, "finding a gun" would be an occaision for throwing confetti: "A gun" is one-third of the law enforcement trifecta. The best of all worlds is a gun, some type of controlled substance (DUI or holding), and an outstanding warrant of some type. This particular officer is quite obviously some form of mental defective. (Sadly, I'd say he's more the system norm than an aberration.)

   If he gets out of this, nobody should be surprised. It will be business as usual. And, I dare say, more "proof" for my on-going argument for the privatization of local law enforcement.