We often look at police controversies in cases of abuse or other violations by officers. We occasionally have opportunities however to witness what officers face in their daily jobs as well as officers who saw admirable restraint. This is one such case. Most of us would respond more aggressively to Mr. Larry A. Green Jr., 28, spitting in our mouths. Police officers often have to show restraint that exceeds the personal discipline of most people. The video is below.
The officers do not taser Green or throw him to the ground. They calmly cuff and arrest him.
Green reportedly went to complain about a family problem but when the officer asks if he can help him, he inexplicably spits in his face and mouth.
He is now charge with a felon of throwing or discharging a bodily fluid at a public safety worker. Whatever family problem he came to report will have to wait. The offense can come with a 3 1/2 years prison stint.
Since the videotape is available and he has admitted to the act, what do you think is the appropriate sentence (assuming he is found competent)?
Source: Journal Sentinel