[TRIGGER WARNING: POLICE BRUTALITY, RACISM, DEATH]
May I just say, holy fucking shit. Happy Black History Month.
Video Captures Cop Beating a 13-year-old Girl With Baton, Pepper Spraying Two Other Young Girls
Apparently the girl told the cop to call her by her name, Starr, rather than "little girl," and this was grounds for attacking her. Two other girls tried to help her, thinking that he was just some random asshole who liked to beat up 13-year-olds. One of them had to get stitches after the cop struck her on the head with his baton.
This shit doesn't just happen to older black male teens and black men. Black people of all genders are viewed as a threat and brutalized by police from a very young age.
Someone tried to burn down the VonDerrit Meyers memorial.
So that's how many memorials that have mysteriously caught on fire? Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and now VonDerrit Meyers? Wow. How racist do you have to be?
Police have killed another black man, Ledarius Williams. Police say blah blah blah blah blah blah does it even matter anymore? All I heard was that they were harassing him for no reason. Same story every time.
And, here in Seattle, a man was stopped and arrested for carrying a golf club that he's used as a cane for years because he's fucking 70. And a veteran.
You can see the whole thing on video. The officer, Cynthia Whitlatch, orders him to drop the golf club, and when he gets upset because oh my fucking god, she informs him that he's being recorded. Bizarrely, she then says "You just swang that golf club at me!" even though it's on video and so you can plainly see that he didn't.
Miraculously, even though the cop is a cop, and white, prosecutors dropped all charges and apologized to the 70-year-old veteran (William Wingate). Also, the SPD are going to launch a review of the officer's performance.
Oh, and it turns out she's totally racist. Surprise surprise.