WTF is up with these pigs? Fuck the Police (edit)

courtesy HuffPo

This video shows a 15 year-old girl being assaulted whilst in the custody of King County, WA. Sheriff’s Deputies.  It looks like the girl was asked to remove her shoe and when she kicks it out of her cell, the cops jump on her, delivering a beatdown that would have humbled a lot of dudes, then drag her off by her hair.  I’m thinking a weave would have given way and spared her some additional pain. While the video is disturbing, what’s most disturbing is that it’s part of a trend.

In August 2006 (but only made the news last month), a 12 year old black girl was punched in the mouth and face for resisting arrest in Galveston, TX- she was alleged to have solicited a white man for prostitution. After she was hospitalized for her injuries including a black eye and ruptured ear drum, the cops showed up 3 weeks later and arrested her on assault charges. They cited that her nose and cheekbones were too rough on their knuckles and billyclubs.

Just last month, in India, a 5 year old girl was beaten black and blue for allegedly stealing some money. While we know that cops roll differently in non-Western countries, it’s still a 5 year old girl. And it turned out to be a PU~ on the cops’ part since they hemmed up the wrong kid. I’d like to find out the names of the cops to see if there was actually a Piyush involved.

It seems the expansion of the Police State has not just extended beyond the usual corners of the world but it also doesn’t give a fuck who opposes it. Cops have gotten so lost into thinking that they can do whatever the fuck they want to do that they’ve even dehumanized young girls;  namely young girls of color.  A part of this problem is the “loser with the gun” syndrome where a cop with a chip on his shoulder takes it out on a populace who never stole his lunch money in school. But there’s something bigger than that: The charter these cops operate under to uphold the law isn’t much different from the one soldiers in war use to keep peace.  You’re either with them, or you’re against them, and if you’re against them, you’re an enemy. If you’re an enemy, you’re worth less than the proverbial shoe they’ll ram in your anus. [||] The atrocities of Abu Ghraib and the girl above are a part of the same problem.

Being the father of a 4-year-old girl, I know my job is to make sure that my daughter never ends up in situations where “Babylon dem” could put a paw on her. But if she were ever involved in such an incident, and the cops got off Rodney King style, I’d hunt the cops down and turn jake to Bac-Os.

If I were Barack Obama, I’d release this statement:

“Uh.. look. Cops seriously gotta stop with the bullshit. While not all cops are bad, the ones who have the propensity to take justice into a grey area have to understand that the world of law and order is one of give and take. You can’t keep taking, thinking it won’t catch up with you.
Oh and fuck with one of mine? All I gotta say is you don’t want to see me bring the Hussein out.”


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The 15 year old girl speaks out on the CBS Early show. She’s a calm and rational kid and takes responsiblity for the part she played in it … going for a joyride without asking permission.


~ by Chief Racka on March 5, 2009.

2 Responses to “WTF is up with these pigs? Fuck the Police (edit)”

  1. wow..I think I first saw this video last week. Any word on what’s going to happen to the cops?

    I never thought about the police and soldiers being one and the same. When you think about it they all go through similar training and they’re all taught to protect their lives by almost any means necessary.

    And, can I just say that I love your “if I was barack this is what I would say” statements. They’re hilarious because I feel like that’s what that man REALLY wants to say. Michelle probably hears all of that!

    Oh! And a weave would have made that girl’s situation much worse. LOL…the weave is sewed to some braids, or glued in, so either way homegirls real hair would have came out big time if someone would have yanked it! Not a good look.

  2. Ouch! My bad, I’m not up on my wigonometry.

    The cops are probably going to get off no matter what happens because they’re being charged with 4th degree assault. Probably the punitive equivalent of being arrested for fist-fighting. I’m thinking a higher authority would need to step in or she’ll need to sue.

    In WA State:
    4th Degree Assault – RCW 9A.36.041. Assault in the 4th Degree is a gross misdemeanor and is defined as an assault under circumstances not amounting to assault in the first, second, or third degree, or custodial assault.

    Assault in the 4th Degree is sometimes referred to as “simple assault,” although Washington DV law does not use this description. A person can (and often is) charged with assault 4th degree even if the alleged “assault” is very minor and there are no marks or injuries.

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