Below is a man by the name of Bill Swan. He is 80 years old, an army veteran, a cancer survivor and a victim of police brutality. After surviving and beating cancer, he was then beaten severely by the police. He suffered not only an extremely brutalized face, but several broken ribs as well.
Why? Because he “refused to obey orders” given by cops…but there was a reason for that…he’s deaf ; so he obviously heard nothing. Of course not one officer will be punished, they are beating and/or killing every day. They are using excessive and fatal force because they can- and they know it.
How they live with themselves, I will never know. But, nevertheless, using excessive force because an 80 year old doesn’t do as ‘ordered’ is uncalled for, no matter the situation. He posed absolutely no threat to anyone; not the cops, not society. It is the cops who pose the threat; not him, not Michael Brown. It is the cops who are the true threats, as far as I am concerned.
And as I always say, this is not a solo case, this is common place. But everyone keeps going on about their daily business, never stopping to think of another or help another until it is you.
There needs to be justice for each and every soul who has had to endure brutality; for each family who has lost a child or a loved one. For each soul who has been brutalized for absolutely no reason. It will continue, until enough people stand up and say no more. I support the rioting happening, because we’ve been asking kindly for so, so long.