'Hard hand' used in man's arrest

Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 12:09 AM
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A Hephzibah man was charged with felony obstruction Sunday morning after officers said they had to use a "hard hand technique" to subdue and handcuff him.

Responding to a 3:45 a.m. call that John Bowman III, 31, had punched a woman at 2543 Spirit Creek Road, deputies encountered resistance from Bowman, who refused to get out of his car and shouted obscenities at them, according to an incident report.

When Bowman resisted being handcuffed, swung his arms and tried to elbow a deputy, they wrestled him to the ground and struck him to gain control, the report said.

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johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 10/25/10 - 03:33 am
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Sounds like Bowman is a hard

Sounds like Bowman is a hard learner. I hope he didn't trip and fall several times on the way to booking.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/25/10 - 05:27 am
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He's just an all-around good

He's just an all-around good guy, all right.

CABoatright
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CABoatright 10/25/10 - 05:56 am
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Tee Hee Cliff-Hope he didn't
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Tee Hee Cliff-Hope he didn't run into any solid objects either--of course, with his hard head...

zippy
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zippy 10/25/10 - 06:26 am
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One question? How is hitting

One question? How is hitting a woman and resisting arrest a "drug arrest? "

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 10/25/10 - 06:33 am
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Besides the headline, there's
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Besides the headline, there's no mention of drugs

a different drum
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a different drum 10/25/10 - 06:58 am
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The Bill of Rights --

The Bill of Rights -- Amendment IV
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 10/25/10 - 08:20 am
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If the deputies worked for

If the deputies worked for the BOE police they would get fired by the new superintendent.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/25/10 - 10:32 am
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Let's hear one for criminal
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Let's hear one for criminal rights.

hope7
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hope7 10/25/10 - 11:41 am
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He hit a woman!!!!! End the

He hit a woman!!!!! End the Silence on Domestic Violence!

a different drum
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a different drum 10/25/10 - 01:08 pm
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The Bill of Rights --

The Bill of Rights -- Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

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bdouglas 10/25/10 - 01:30 pm
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Why make such a big deal

Why make such a big deal about "hard hand" both in the title and in the story if you're not going to explain what that means, AC?

CLEAR VIEW
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CLEAR VIEW 10/25/10 - 01:32 pm
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"hard hand technique": wax

"hard hand technique": wax on, wax off, paint fence

Doyougetitnow
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Doyougetitnow 10/25/10 - 03:51 pm
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...against unreasonable

...against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause; He hit me, see the mark?, supported by oath or affirmation; He hit me, see the mark? Where do I sign the sworn statement?, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons; His name is John Bowman that guy right there, or things to be seized. So many other legalities to surmount, immediate public threat, there's one for yelling obscenities, possibly public drunk, but there's no mention of alcohol (but who knows at 3 AM), disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer, failure to identify (even if someone else did it for him). Due process didn't even start until they put the handcuffs on him. I'm guessing the "hard hand" might be either palm punch or closed fist, both hurt.

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gagirl702 10/25/10 - 07:12 pm
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First of all: Hard hands

First of all: Hard hands simply means the police had to use force to get this guy to comply. And this comment goes to "Doyougetitnow", what in the world are you trying to say in your posts, I read them over and over and they make NO sense! And just so you understand; hand hards doesn't mean hitting someone!

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