Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WHAT THE FUCK

[TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT, FORCED INSTITUTIONALIZATION, ABLEISM, RACISM, MISOGYNOIR, POLICE ABUSE]

This is seriously the worst thing I've read in a very long time.

Black Woman Locked In Psych Ward For 8 Days Because Cops Couldn’t Believe She’s A Businesswoman

If this doesn't prove the existence of racism and misogynoir in the US, I don't know what will.

First they impounded her car after accusing her of having weed in it, which she didn't.

Then when she tried to complain about this racist bullshit, she was CUFFED and SEDATED. And it just gets worse.

The next day, she went to pick up her vehicle and confronted officers about her treatment. She was forcibly sedated, cuffed, and sent to Harlem Hospital. On arrival, she was locked up in the psych ward as an ‘Emotionally Disturbed’ person.
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In efforts to establish her credibility and sanity, Brock tried to explain who she was. She told doctors about her job, and that President Obama follows her on Twitter—both of which are true. They argued she was delusional and bipolar, sedated her, and kept her in treatment for more than a week.

WHAT. THE FUCK.

They didn't do anything to verify her assertions that she's a businesswoman. It would have been so easy to do so, because she IS a businesswoman. But they assumed she was DELUSIONAL and assumed she was UNEMPLOYED. Because she's a black woman. They must be crazy if they say they have a good job at a bank, right?

When she was finally released, no apologies were made for the mistake. Instead, she was handed a $13,000 medical bill. 

What the fuckity fuck fuck fuck FUCK THIS IS THE WORST FUCKING THING.

You can't DO this to a person. How is it possible that a woman could be sedated and sent to a psyche ward by police just for complaining about an already clear abuse of power? This is fucking terrorism. Oh, you're a black woman complaining about police abuse? We'll have you DRUGGED repeatedly and strip you naked and lock you away in a horrific experience which will probably leave her actually needing a lot of fucking therapy.

She's suing, and I hope the city has to pay her many millions of dollars for what they did to her. She should be set up for life after that.

FUCK ALL POLICE. FUCK RACISM. FUCK THIS COUNTRY. PROTECT BLACK WOMEN AT ALL COSTS. 

1 comment:

Chunk Ington said...

Barack Obama isn't even ON Twitter, genius.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/24/this-woman-was-put-in-a-mental-hospital-because-she-said-obama-follows-her-on-twitter-she-was-kind-of-right/



As always though, thanks for the entertainment your blog provides. It's fun to check in to see how you're getting yourself worked up into a tizzy at any given moment.


Seriously, there is nothing more fun than hate-reading blogs like yours. You try SO HARD to make a difference and you accomplish nothing. It's like watching Sisyphus try to push the boulder up the hill, but he's having temper tantrums constantly the entire time and convincing himself that maybe he'll totally get to the top this time!