Recently I wrote an artilce on a 15 year old girl who was savagely beaten by a police officer, the young woman was being held for taking her mothers car without permission. The behavior of this officer is criminal and demands an accounting in court. This article shows just how rampant this type of behavior has become all across our country.
The first link is to video in which a Santa Ana Police Officer rams a fleeing suspect with a car, then demands the video footage showing his act, you can see it here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqilDoCWKYQ.
The next is a video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzH8ecmhhEo taken in L.A. showing Police beating a suspect, who kept telling officers he couldnt breath, the video clearly shows one officer knealing on the suspects throat during the entire incident. The beating resulted in an FBI investigation.
A BART Police office in 2008 that appears to execute a young black man, the video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKKQ-gzc_Yw the youth was not resisting arrest and the shooting appears to have no justification. Murder charges were filed against the officer after he fled to Neveda claiming he left due to death threats.
In this video Miami Police shoot a protester in the head with a RIOT gun rubber bullet and then laugh about the pain they caused her and what a good shot someone made by hitting her in the head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G63FEamhpA0 , the woman filed a civil suit that is pending.
In this video Miam Dade Police tazer a woman for filming a man being arrested during a protest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaB7lJyZ9zg.
This is perhaps one of the most famous of all videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROn_9302UHg, the Rodney King beating by several police officers, the same officers can be heard laughing about the incident on their police radios moments after the incident took place. Mr. King won a civil suit against the police for their actions.
In this video a woman is pulled over for speeding in South Carolina is brutalized by a State Trooper who is out of control. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSwITK4jjQ.
In Dayton Ohio a 17 year old working at Wendy’s is verbaly abused and then arrested because a Police officer make’s a mistake and believes he was short changed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSwITK4jjQ
In this video a polish man who spoke no english was tazered to death in a Vancouver airport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqdUhotL6Fw by Police after making almost no attempt to discover what the issue was, the video also shows one officer clearly choking him out after he has stopped breathing.
In this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8WGNkYKa5U, West Palm Beach Police are shown kicking and punching a suspect who is handcuffed, they claimed they were trying to prevent him from biting and spiting on them.
Baron “Scooter” Pikes was tazer 9 times by police in Winnfiled LA. while handcuffed and an officer contiuned to tazed him after he was unconsious. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36WdSZ_xKsY, Scooter was the cousin of a lead defendant in the Jena 6 case.
In this video a 13 year old skateborder was beaten and choked out by a Police officer with a signifigant history of violent behavior. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFUpa0OwlyU
There are literally hundreds of these incidents across the U.S. to many to include in any single report, such as a woman beaten by Police at Reagan National Airport who later died. Suspects who suffer massive injuries in Police custody such as broken backs and head trauma, videos showing Police brutalizing people without any reguard for the law they have sworn to uphold.
This has become a national issue, it transcends race, it is without State borders. To many of our police have become violent monsters who belong behind bars. How can our Police Departments expect any level of Public support or trust when they justify and encourage these kinds of behavior. Many times this goes unreported or the officers involved lie about the events, even when caught on video many continue to lie even in court.
This has to stop, this is not a Police State, rights exist and are defined by the Constitution and shall not be denied to its citizens. Listed below are web links to organizations that can help the victims of these crimes.