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news helicopters in Philadelphia and in Lawrenceville, Ga., the images are as powerful as ever, once again inspiring protesters who say they are a uniquely vivid display of brutality. But videotapes of police beatings are actually not so rare, although few come to national attention. And a review of 18 recent cases involving such tapes shows that the police officers captured on film often face no criminal charges. That is no surprise, prosecutors, defense lawyers and other legal experts say, since bystander videotapes rarely present a complete picture of an incident, often capturing only the last few seconds of a violent chase or confrontation. Thus, facing videotapes in police brutality cases, defense lawyers generally argue, as they did successfully in the first prosecution growing out of the Rodney King beatings, that because the videotape caught only a piece of the interaction, it missed the context and the act of defiance that led to the beating. Additionally, hurried

 
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[NEWSPAPER] New York Times (2000)
 



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