Supporters of President Donald Trump cheered as a police officer grabbed a man by the throat after he displayed a Soviet flag during a Trump rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on July 25.
Youngstown Officer Michael Medvec defended the actions of the police to The Free Thought Project:
Those situations can be explosive and we were able to keep everything to a minimum. We use a force continuum. We react to what they display to us. With those gentlemen that had to be pushed and prodded to get them out of the building, they were at a point where they were ignoring verbal commands.
(Source: The Free Thought Project)