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Today’s photo at truthout shows a teenage girl grimacing in pain while police in California arrest her. Most folks do not know that the police are trained in how to cause incredible pain by holding a person’s arm behind their back in a certain way - and that they do this on a routine basis. It is supposed to be for unruly persons and is called “pain compliance techniques”, but is easy to use on those the police do not like. Today’s photo at truthout shows this. I have spoken to people in Bellingham who have told how they offered no resistance to police handcuffs only to be hurt so badly they had pain for months in their arms and shoulders. It has happened with chief Randy Carroll standing by watching.

About John Servais

Writer • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

John started Northwest Citizen in 1995 to inform fellow citizens of serious local political issues that the Bellingham Herald was ignoring. With the help of donors from the beginning, he has [...]

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