Another Black Girl Struck By Cop During Recording, This Time In Seattle

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I just wanted to make sure that anyone who hadn’t seen the raw footage of this incident had a chance to be made aware of it. I don’t want to dilute the objectivity necessary to gauge what is exactly happening with my own bias. I wonder if the police have gotten too out of control in this country if a young lady can be punched like a male boxer with what looks like over fifty observers, and all that can be done about it is this recording and an interview with the deputy chief.

I’m not suggesting anything that would cause further bloodshed, but it is obvious that the people aren’t being served and protected. The audacity of the officer to beat those young ladies in front of the very community that feeds them is quite troubling. The relationship between the served and the server might need to be checked.

Who will watch the watchmen, when watching the watchmen is no longer enough…

16 thoughts on “Another Black Girl Struck By Cop During Recording, This Time In Seattle

  1. no blurred-out faces of the “minors”?? full disclosure of girls’ rap sheets included in the story, possibly to relieve some of the blame? would if it were that white woman who stood not even two feet away from the officer struggling with the first young girl? what IF she stepped in? would she have gotten struck down like some animal too?

    i must admit and i have not tweeted this, but i am happy that the spokesman for the Urban League mentioned that the girls’ resisting made matters worse, and they are not absolved for their behavior. i was thinking the same thing. that alone will be another discussion to teach our kids that NO ONE is above the law, and there are certain rules in society that one must follow. this goes to the young man who was loosely trying to hold the girl’s arm before she got closer to the officer. that also needs to be addressed.

    however, in this case, i again put protocol and training on trial here. aren’t they trained to handle these situations? where was his backup? he could not handle this young girl and quickly get her into handcuffs as quickly as he punched the other girl? he was aware of the crowd forming and shouting. there was no restraint tactics. thank God he didn’t pull out his baton. from what i saw, the officer had a good 5 seconds before he swung at her. she pushed him in the arm, and he came back with a right to the chin. she stood there looking at him after she pushed him in the arm. at that time, i think he would have used his “training” and “experience” to subdue her (she assaulted him yes) and quickly handcuffed her. the officer did not handle this well at all, especially wrestling with 19-year-old for THAT long? i just could not wrap my head around it. but it took him NO time to punch the 17-year-old. then he goes BACK to the first young girl and still STRUGGLES to get her under control. something was wrong with that. still there was too much time going by and NO BACKUP?? or were they off camera letting this go on anticipating a riot?

    and i would like to point out he spend too much time for my comfort level as a TRAINED officer BEHIND each of these ladies while they were bent over his squad car. the young woman who was punched was not struggling but he had his arm on her neck (symbolic)…

    this officer is not being suspended. he is being transferred to the “training unit”? will he be doing the training or receive more training? it’s funny how they never get a chance to speak on their OWN behalf. the department speaks for them until after an investigation. okay. that’s their protocol. but if all we have is a tape and that is not enough evidence, then who will speak on behalf of this girl’s behalf?

    just like Aiyana’s case – who, in spite of a tape – will speak on her behalf. just like rodney king – who, in spite of a tape – spoke on his behalf? and we know what happened in that case. and now we have the oscar grant trial…..

    law enforcement, in my opinion, will need to strengthen its community relations. i think a “transparency” of protocol must be had. or the community must insist that we learn and know these protocols – what rights as citizens do we have? do we really know and understand “probable cause”? when can an officer conduct searches and when can he stop you? he may or may not have a reason, but is that fair or are we not looking into the law books and the code? then we can know for ourselves the bullshit that they will try to hand us. in return we throw up the very codes that they failed to follow…

    it’s rough and dangerous for law enforcement. a simple jaywalking ticket, as we have just seen, can turn into something that they must explain later. but it’s harder and harder to support them when it appears that they are making up their own rules as they go along…for now, we as a community must WAIT until yet another investigation.

    so we have two young black women who obviously have been through some things, angry, have some behavior issues…being handled in this way – what this must do their psyche…foster homes, rap sheets – still no excuse. their KIDS!!!

    i don’t agree with their attitudes or behavior any more than i agree with kat stacks, but a man punching a woman who is not wielding a weapon is just barbaric.

    has the video age become futile for justice?

    i would move that we put ALL tapes on trial – not the officers – and have a jury of their peers try as they might OBJECTIVELY review the tape and judge accordingly.

    i’d like to see this on the ballot before it becomes law that these tapes – or any for that matter – become inadmissible…then we’re back to the old eye-witness accounts….i saw MANY camera phones pointing at the event…let’s get their footage. as a matter of fact, WHERE IS THAT FOOTAGE? who took and SOLD this footage to the news? why aren’t we hearing from him? he was there when it all happened and i’m pretty sure he saw more before he started filming. but his is only one vantage point. did they pay him to be quiet? i want to interview him. what about the brotha on the side off to the back of the officer? or the others standing by. where are their points of view?

    just like i wondered who took the rather clear video footage of the two planes crashing into the twin towers. can we get their version? or…..

    i digress…

    and how come the tape of the night Aiyana Jones was killed wasn’t leaked to the press like this one?

    let’s stop questioning the police at this point. they’re probably already giving this officer a good ass kicking just for hitting a girl, embarrassing the department, and putting the chief’s job on the line. so yes, an investigation will be long and drawn out. BUT LET US NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS.

    i’d like for us to direct out attention the other videographers out there that day who aren’t coming forth…i’d like to see their footage and piece it together. maybe our evidence will be different from the one the police department will review..

    1. I’m a little less concerned with the behavior of the young ladies. Nationwide, police have called for an attack on the Black Community, and I don’t know what types of police brutality occurrences these young women might have been traumatized by. I am baffled as to how a jaywalking incident could erupt into what transpired, especially in view of at least fifty others, AND a man openly recording you. That alone shows me the callous nature of the officer, and leads me to believe that the department incites violence on the part of their officers. In broad daylight during a public gathering…imagine if no one was around…

  2. no blurred-out faces of the “minors”?? full disclosure of girls’ rap sheets included in the story, possibly to relieve some of the blame? would if it were that white woman who stood not even two feet away from the officer struggling with the first young girl? what IF she stepped in? would she have gotten struck down like some animal too?

    i must admit and i have not tweeted this, but i am happy that the spokesman for the Urban League mentioned that the girls’ resisting made matters worse, and they are not absolved for their behavior. i was thinking the same thing. that alone will be another discussion to teach our kids that NO ONE is above the law, and there are certain rules in society that one must follow. this goes to the young man who was loosely trying to hold the girl’s arm before she got closer to the officer. that also needs to be addressed.

    however, in this case, i again put protocol and training on trial here. aren’t they trained to handle these situations? where was his backup? he could not handle this young girl and quickly get her into handcuffs as quickly as he punched the other girl? he was aware of the crowd forming and shouting. there was no restraint tactics. thank God he didn’t pull out his baton. from what i saw, the officer had a good 5 seconds before he swung at her. she pushed him in the arm, and he came back with a right to the chin. she stood there looking at him after she pushed him in the arm. at that time, i think he would have used his “training” and “experience” to subdue her (she assaulted him yes) and quickly handcuffed her. the officer did not handle this well at all, especially wrestling with 19-year-old for THAT long? i just could not wrap my head around it. but it took him NO time to punch the 17-year-old. then he goes BACK to the first young girl and still STRUGGLES to get her under control. something was wrong with that. still there was too much time going by and NO BACKUP?? or were they off camera letting this go on anticipating a riot?

    and i would like to point out he spend too much time for my comfort level as a TRAINED officer BEHIND each of these ladies while they were bent over his squad car. the young woman who was punched was not struggling but he had his arm on her neck (symbolic)…

    this officer is not being suspended. he is being transferred to the “training unit”? will he be doing the training or receive more training? it’s funny how they never get a chance to speak on their OWN behalf. the department speaks for them until after an investigation. okay. that’s their protocol. but if all we have is a tape and that is not enough evidence, then who will speak on behalf of this girl’s behalf?

    just like Aiyana’s case – who, in spite of a tape – will speak on her behalf. just like rodney king – who, in spite of a tape – spoke on his behalf? and we know what happened in that case. and now we have the oscar grant trial…..

    law enforcement, in my opinion, will need to strengthen its community relations. i think a “transparency” of protocol must be had. or the community must insist that we learn and know these protocols – what rights as citizens do we have? do we really know and understand “probable cause”? when can an officer conduct searches and when can he stop you? he may or may not have a reason, but is that fair or are we not looking into the law books and the code? then we can know for ourselves the bullshit that they will try to hand us. in return we throw up the very codes that they failed to follow…

    it’s rough and dangerous for law enforcement. a simple jaywalking ticket, as we have just seen, can turn into something that they must explain later. but it’s harder and harder to support them when it appears that they are making up their own rules as they go along…for now, we as a community must WAIT until yet another investigation.

    so we have two young black women who obviously have been through some things, angry, have some behavior issues…being handled in this way – what this must do their psyche…foster homes, rap sheets – still no excuse. their KIDS!!!

    i don’t agree with their attitudes or behavior any more than i agree with kat stacks, but a man punching a woman who is not wielding a weapon is just barbaric.

    has the video age become futile for justice?

    i would move that we put ALL tapes on trial – not the officers – and have a jury of their peers try as they might OBJECTIVELY review the tape and judge accordingly.

    i’d like to see this on the ballot before it becomes law that these tapes – or any for that matter – become inadmissible…then we’re back to the old eye-witness accounts….i saw MANY camera phones pointing at the event…let’s get their footage. as a matter of fact, WHERE IS THAT FOOTAGE? who took and SOLD this footage to the news? why aren’t we hearing from him? he was there when it all happened and i’m pretty sure he saw more before he started filming. but his is only one vantage point. did they pay him to be quiet? i want to interview him. what about the brotha on the side off to the back of the officer? or the others standing by. where are their points of view?

    just like i wondered who took the rather clear video footage of the two planes crashing into the twin towers. can we get their version? or…..

    i digress…

    and how come the tape of the night Aiyana Jones was killed wasn’t leaked to the press like this one?

    let’s stop questioning the police at this point. they’re probably already giving this officer a good ass kicking just for hitting a girl, embarrassing the department, and putting the chief’s job on the line. so yes, an investigation will be long and drawn out. BUT LET US NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS.

    i’d like for us to direct out attention the other videographers out there that day who aren’t coming forth…i’d like to see their footage and piece it together. maybe our evidence will be different from the one the police department will review..

    1. I’m a little less concerned with the behavior of the young ladies. Nationwide, police have called for an attack on the Black Community, and I don’t know what types of police brutality occurrences these young women might have been traumatized by. I am baffled as to how a jaywalking incident could erupt into what transpired, especially in view of at least fifty others, AND a man openly recording you. That alone shows me the callous nature of the officer, and leads me to believe that the department incites violence on the part of their officers. In broad daylight during a public gathering…imagine if no one was around…

  3. First let me say I read this morning in the news that the teenager apologized to the cop in private meeting. Until I know the cop or her history. I don’t see any racism or brutality. I was taught to respect law and authority, now if you come up against racism, brutality or abuse of power, then that some shit you fight. You and your friend gonna attempt to whoop a cops ass over a jay-walking ticket. I seen the tape several times and now had he kept beating her then that what I called brutality, but looked to me like he checked her face and immediately grabbed one of her arms to try and get control of her. Next time they will learn to fight a ticket in court not try to whoop the cops ass on the street.

    1. The very words we use are telling…”he checked her face”…that is like “whipping”…even “patroller”. These are phrases that come directly from slavery. There is an ugly precedent that has been set by those in authority to watch over American Black communities. I pray that one day we realize that peace keepers, should keep the peace…peacefully.

  4. First let me say I read this morning in the news that the teenager apologized to the cop in private meeting. Until I know the cop or her history. I don’t see any racism or brutality. I was taught to respect law and authority, now if you come up against racism, brutality or abuse of power, then that some shit you fight. You and your friend gonna attempt to whoop a cops ass over a jay-walking ticket. I seen the tape several times and now had he kept beating her then that what I called brutality, but looked to me like he checked her face and immediately grabbed one of her arms to try and get control of her. Next time they will learn to fight a ticket in court not try to whoop the cops ass on the street.

    1. The very words we use are telling…”he checked her face”…that is like “whipping”…even “patroller”. These are phrases that come directly from slavery. There is an ugly precedent that has been set by those in authority to watch over American Black communities. I pray that one day we realize that peace keepers, should keep the peace…peacefully.

  5. I am glad this was caught on video, for the pain of me trying to ask for help from police, and their violent response to me was NOT. I am forever scarred from the knock down, beating and lifelong pain, and disability due to their negligence and excessive force.

    If only I did talk back, I wouldn’t be alive to tell the story. A punch in the face is NOTHING compared to what was done to me, and most of my people. I am grateful for my life, but will NEVER ever forgive the idiotic, macho proving police.

    It happened in Virgina, I will never go back there, nor forgive the people that witnessed it, and refuse to say anything. Eff happy house Negroes I only want peace and justice.

  6. I am glad this was caught on video, for the pain of me trying to ask for help from police, and their violent response to me was NOT. I am forever scarred from the knock down, beating and lifelong pain, and disability due to their negligence and excessive force.

    If only I did talk back, I wouldn’t be alive to tell the story. A punch in the face is NOTHING compared to what was done to me, and most of my people. I am grateful for my life, but will NEVER ever forgive the idiotic, macho proving police.

    It happened in Virgina, I will never go back there, nor forgive the people that witnessed it, and refuse to say anything. Eff happy house Negroes I only want peace and justice.

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