Blockquote "During the arrest, Sanderson called police “Nazis,” “skinheads” and “Gestapo,” according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by the Crafton Borough police.
blockquoteFor that, he was charged with a hate crime."
Let's try reversing the roles and see what happens. Let's assume that during the arrest, the officers called Sanderson "N*****," "Coon," and "Speerchucker". Do you think that the officers would have been charged and/or sued for a hate crime by Sanderson and/or the NAACP?
If you said "No", then you are suffering serious cognitive dissonance going on there.
From the Wikipedia article on the Washington Monthly:
"The politics of Washington Monthly are often considered center-left. Founder Charles Peters refers to himself as a New Deal Democrat and advocates the use of government to address social problems. His columns also frequently emphasized the importance of a vigilant "fourth estate" in keeping government honest."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monthly (retrieved 21 March 2018 1817 UTC)
So, an avowed Leftist Democrat publisher can naturally be trusted to keep everything fair and unbiased. </sarcasm>
The WORST thing you can do is go for anything that even remotely looks like a weapon during a traffic stop. Why? Because all too often officers are killed by somebody acting complaint pulling out a weapon and stabbing or shooting them when their guard is down. Traffic stops are the most dangerous call for an officer because of this.
So as soon as he started reaching for a weapon, legal or not, the officers had to react to prevent injury to themselves and others, including the person with the knife. Demonstrating the ability to use force will often keep people from making rash decisions that can result in bloodshed. Those times it doesn't keeps the officer officers and or the perpetrator from ending their lives there on the side of the road.
I worked as a 911 Dispatcher for 8 years and in all the ongoing training the state certification authority required we had to watch videos of officers on pullovers. They can go from OK to deadly literally in an instant. Most of these videos are never seen by the public because of the graphic nature of them.
The biggest tip for how to avoid problems with the police is to make no moves unless the officer tells you to do so. The passenger in the vehicle was aware of this and had no problems. Driver didn't and got into trouble.
Now, before you start slamming me, I think that the video DEFINITELY SHOULD be released. First of all to show that the officer acted professionally and within policies and regulations. Secondly to show that the department has nothing to hide. Claiming that the video can be manipulated is not a good response if enough people have access to the unedited video. If it is manipulated then somebody who has the unedited video will make sure to release it.
So, Chief Katz, pull your head out of your posterior and release the tape to the media and the family. You are only making things worse by doing this.
"Alt-right" is the buzzword right now that SJWs use for anything they don't agree with, regardless if their claims against it is correct or not. "But they use logo that is also used by the alt-right, so they must be evil!" Um, Antifa uses flags in their logo, so flags must be Antifa symbols of Antifa, right? So Google won't show images of flags unless they are related to Antifa now. Right? Right?
What if the reason the FCC won't release the info on the "attack" is because it wasn't an attack at all, but a move by the commissioners who are supporters of the major internet providers trying to ham-fisted attempted stack the deck in their favor and they know if the data is released they would be caught red handed?
Just goes to show how content managers want all the income from their services, but don't want to spend the money necessary to maintain and upgrade their services. No wonder why people go to "alternative" sources of media.