More has come to light on the arrest of Saturday’s Moron of the Day, Lucas Koerner, the 19-year-old American Jewish terrorist supporter who wore a Kaffiyeh and kippa with palestinian flag (hat tip: Peter Parker).
The police said they asked Koerner to stop harassing the marchers, which is not shown on the video. When Koerner refused to give the police his passport, they arrested him for disturbing the peace. The arrest, which involved multiple policemen, was filmed by Palestinian activists.
Koerner said on his Facebook page that as his form of resistance he “went limp.” A video of the arrest shows policemen wrestling him to the ground roughly and forcefully dragging him into a police vehicle, where it took five policemen to get him into the van.
Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby told the Post on Monday that Koerner bit a police officer during the course of his arrest, a fact which Koerner denies. He said the officer’s injuries were from something else.
“The video doesn’t excite me,” said Ben-Ruby. “It was taken after he was told he was arrested, he refused to cooperate with the police, and he bit a policeman, so there’s no reason they shouldn’t arrest him with force.”