Cop Pistol Whipped Unconscious, People Post Photos On Facebook And Mock

The Daily Caller – Derek Hunter

A traffic stop turned violent in Alabama when it is alleged Janard Shamar Cunningham attacked the officer who pulled him over, pistol-whipping him unconscious before fleeing the scene.

Cunningham, who has a long rap sheet with six convictions dating back to 1999, was later arrested and charged in the crime. But the real story here is the social media reaction.  


Local media reported:

Not long after the attack, photos began to surface on social media showing the detective lying face down on the pavement. Another photo showed him bloody and kneeling, but awake. In some cases on Facebook, the photos were accompanied by words of support for whoever beat the detective.


Heath Boackle, a sergeant with the Birmingham police and president of the local Fraternal Order of Police, said, “If the tables were turned, and that was a suspect lying there, they would be rioting.”

This weekend is the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Brown was killed after attacking officer Darren Wilson and trying to take his gun. The incident was followed by months of protests and waves of media attention which culminated in violent and destructive riots after a grand jury refused to indict Wilson, believing he acted in self-defense.

Boackle continued, “If the officers on the streets were not in fear of losing their jobs, it wouldn’t have gotten to the point it did yesterday. Officers are second-guessing every move because they’re afraid they’re going to be judged, by the media and by the public. If the officer would have shot him, then he would have shot an ‘unarmed man.’ Instead, he took the gun from the officer. The officer had every right to shoot him. We’re lucky we’re not talking about him killing the officer.”

Cunningham, 34, has been charged with attempted murder.

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4 thoughts on “Cop Pistol Whipped Unconscious, People Post Photos On Facebook And Mock

  1. If an officer does not know how to de-escalate a situation, he should not be wearing a badge, period.

    If an officer is so afraid of the public that he shoots innocent people and “fears for life” he should not be an officer……

    If an officer is so eager to kill that he kills innocent pets, he should not be an officer, he should be a janitor.

    If officers are having issues with their jobs, its because THEY CREATED THOSE PROBLEMS.


  2. yep, some people just wont take your shit cops.. get it? got it? yep he got it alright

    regardless of the mans alleged “record” i want him in my fox hole
    in the “attackers” defense .. dont look like a cop , looks like he mighta been dealing out bullshit and needed his mood rearranged

  3. There’s something wrong with these pictures. In the first one there is a guy laying face down on the sidewalk. Right behind him is a big ol fire truck. My question is where are the firefighters? Isn’t it part of their job to render aid? So where are they? Inside the strip mall having starbucks coffee’s?
    The second problem I have is with the way the so called pig is dressed. Why isn’t he in his piggy uniform? The story says this was a traffic stop. So where is the piggies squad car? And how do you do a traffic stop on the sidewalk of what looks like a strip mall?
    The third problem I have is Cunningham’s tweet. It doesn’t say he pistol whipped a pig. If I just pistol whipped a pig and wanted to brag about it i would definitely use the word “pig” in my tweet. Cunningham does not.
    I don’t know if this is a fake event but what I’m seeing in the photos and what the story is saying seems to me to be two different things.

  4. “If the tables were turned, and that was a suspect lying there, they would be rioting.”

    THAT was part of the on-going riot against endless abuse of the citizenry by psychotic pigs. Expect more.

    I don’t know if these idiots are trying to convince us they’re the “good guys”, or actually believe it themselves, but I don’t think their behavior toward the U.S. citizenry will change until we see a LOT more of these beatings.

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