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by Mimi Brickmeyer, staff writer  [May 24, 2012]



[]  The Fullerton Police beating of Kelly Thomas has put police brutality on the front page -- while also exposing some shocking behind-the-scenes dirt on how many police departments operate.

We've learned that it's apparently routine for police, when making an arrest, to repeatedly say, "Stop resisting! Stop resisting!" -- even if the arrestee is not resisting. This is because the police are often audio-recorded on tape, but not video-recorded.

Cops are even trained to automatically and repeatedly say, "Stop resisting. Stop resisting!" This way, if they're ever charged with police brutality, they can claim that the arrestee was resisting -- even if he wasn't!

Witnesses -- civilians and police officers -- all say that this is standard operating police procedure!

On May 11, 2012, a caller to Los Angeles's John and Ken Show, on KFI-AM, described how, when he was arrested -- and went peacefully -- the officer nevertheless kept mindlessly repeating, "Stop resisting! Stop resisting!" You can listen to that portion of the show here.

A week later, on May 18, 2012, another caller, who described himself as a former police officer, told John and Ken that police are indeed trained to say "Stop resisting! Stop resisting!" when making an arrest. You can listen to that portion here.

So the next time you're on a jury, and the prosecutor introduces some audio recording of a police officer repeating the magic phrase, "Stop resisting! Stop resisting!" -- don't be so quick to believe it. It's possible the arrestee was resisting -- but it's equally possible that the cop was lying to fool you, the juror!


Mimi Brickmeyer is a Los Angeles based entertainment reporter who has extensively investigated Hollywood's biggest celebrities. Read about her adventures in tabloid journalism in Hollywood Witches.
Want more proof? Read this report from Miami about how police are trained to say "Stop resisting! Stop Resisting!"

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