Ohio Heroes Beat Man Unconscious Over “Failure to Show ID”

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Ohio man beaten unconscious when he declined to present ID

Tyler Paxson

LIMA, OH — A pedestrian suffered numerous injuries following a confrontation with police officers who violently demanded his identity.

Tyler Paxson, 19, says that on July 12th, 2014, Lima police officers took an interest in him and would not leave him alone until he produced an identification.

The young man took objection to being demanded to produce ID, thinking that Americans enjoyed the freedom to walk around without having to show documentation to government agents for no reason.

Greg Sowinski described the events at LimaOhio.com:

Paxson said he stopped by a friend’s house when officers in the area, responding to a call he was not connected to, approached him.

“The officer started immediately harassing me and saying what are you doing? What is your name?” Paxson said.

Paxson said the officer was yelling at him.

“I don’t really like talking to the police in the first place,” Paxson said. “I looked at the officer and said, ‘I’m an American citizen and I haven’t done anything wrong.’ I said, ‘I have all rights to walk away.’”

Paxson said he then tried to walk away.

“As soon as I went to walk down the step he grabbed my arm and ripped me off the step and slammed me to the ground,” Paxson said.

The officer pulled Paxson up and then slammed him into a building, Paxson said. Other officers arrived.

“The first officer who came around the building immediately began beating me in the eye with a fist,” he said. “He ran up and attacked the hell out of me.”

Mr. Paxson fell unconscious during the beating and suffered multiple injuries, including a battered face as shown in the above photograph. He was arrested and dealt a litany of charges, including assault on an officer, false identity, obstructing official business, public intoxication, underage consumption, and resisting arrest. Paxson denies resisting officers and has filed a complaint against the Lima Police Department for using excessive force.

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  3 comments for “Ohio Heroes Beat Man Unconscious Over “Failure to Show ID”

  1. Giuseppe Crowe
    July 16, 2014 at 7:40 am

    As an interesting result of this kind of action, this kid, and all of his friends will now view the cops as the enemy. Every time such an incident happens, the pool of LEO haters expands. This will not bode well for any LEOs once a certain tipping point has been reached and violence escalates. At that point, there may well be a genuine civil war in this “country” not spurred by who rules who, but rather by “anybody in government is a target”….a la the French Revolution. Far from an ideal outcome because what succeeded the French Revolution was not an ideal situation. That said, the guillotine did seem effective in its impact……maybe……

    • Mike in Boston
      July 16, 2014 at 8:28 am

      At this point I think the guillotine might be the best way to turn things around in the USSA. These incidents seem to be increasing daily, and any douchebag “working” for the gunverment thinks they can beat down us mundanes with impunity. It’s time for a massive pushback against these psychopaths.

    • Jean
      July 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      I am actually concerned it will go a different way – that those who have been beaten in the past will snap, and join the ranks of the police to “even the scale.”

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