Though it is vital for us to continue to film police treating people worse than even animals would treat us, it is discouraging to see videos like this, or videos which show obvious murder of innocent people (including teens) only to see the cops get a paid vacation before being returning to work as usual.
I’m not meaning to be negative. It is essential to record police for many reasons; I just wish these videos showing police misconduct and brutality were given used to hold cops accountable for their inhumane actions. I don’t care what the person has or has not done; there is no justifying the actions of beating, killing or anything of the like to a citizen. It only makes it that much tragic and detestable knowing this young man was not only handcuffed but also had done nothing wrong. Even if he had this behavior is uncalled for he was no threat to any,
Again, please keep recording the cops in action… One day I believe these videos and the sick officers behind these killings, harassment and/or beatings (especially those who can’t fight back. Even if they could fight back, though, more than likely no one will -which only further shows the injustice in America’s legal system.
In a shocking video uploaded to Twitter on Saturday evening, a handcuffed black man is seen being viciously assaulted by a Prince George’s County officer in Hyattsville, Maryland.
The video was tweeted in four parts around 6:15 p.m, by Twitter user @yungthugrat, who asked to be identified by his first name, Prince.
As the car rolls up and Prince begins filming, the man is seen lying on the ground as the officer straddles him and and punches him in the face, while he is handcuffed. A woman in the vehicle with Prince notes that the man is bleeding.
Important video; also, the video I reference in mine (showing the police harassment I speak of) can be found by clicking here, I’m having issues linking anything in my videos. Please check it out and share…
I can tell you one damn thing, had this been the woman whom I call mother; the woman who took me in and did her best for me, I’d have done the same thing. Who do these cops think they are speaking to a woman as they do, treating this woman as they do; then beating up a teenager who can’t even legally drive yet, as they all too often seem to enjoy doing?!
My blood is racing over this; so I’m just going to copy and paste, and post link at the bottom. In my last post I said all I can say about these hate-filled, racist, sexist, murdering, abusive cops.
Oh, again let me note; though the job of a cop doesn’t even fit into the top 10 most years for most dangerous job, this year, 2015, has been even more safe of a year for them. It has been a sickly brutal one for those they claim they are to serve and protect. And they go on a paid vacation which they will soon be relieved from and allowed to return back to their normal duties.
There is no reason for these cops in California’s behavior. First, teens are teens, people are people; we all have different personalities which we should not be punished for if it is not hurting anyone -just as this teen was hurting not one soul. Even so, if he had been an adult instead of a teen still he does nothing to justify the officers use of excessive force; the hitting, the use of their baton on the unarmed, non-dangerous young man…especially granted they had already detained him. No officer’s life is at risk, there is absolutely no excuse for these cops behavior.
I’d also like to note, to those of you who think cops are in danger; those who think cops are risking their lives… I’d just like to note the year 2015 has -to no ones surprise- been the safest year for police in America in decades. That’s not to say they were in grave danger in recent years, however. Being a police officer in America isn’t now, nor previously has it even been in the top 5-10 most dangerous jobs.
Again; I don’t care what these cops give to the public as the reason(s) for the unnecessary actions; this kid is no threat and this behavior by men whom swear to serve and protect are uncalled for…Just as countless other kids and teens have been no threat in the past, yet still the police felt the need to use excessive and too often deadly force. In the below video of one of the latest attacks on an unarmed youth by America’s finest, aka our law enforcement; we watch as 9 overly aggressive cops hitting and forcefully ‘detaining the youth’ for the horrible crime of jay walking.
What makes it even more tragic is my being able to note this teen was lucky. Why? In the past (including recent) young males have been killed by the police for this same, “crime”.
If a cop is jumpy, he shouldn’t join law enforcement. If a cop is a coward whom must resort to violence or excessive force as we see in this video, he shouldn’t be a cop. Police in England shame the American police force. I have proof which I’ve compiled into a report which I need to post, along with a video. Rest assured; it will all be posted soon. I wish I could spend all of mine time doing this, sadly I can’t…for now.
And from the RT:
The footage begins with the cop restraining the young man and then starting to beat the teenager with a baton.
“It’s a f**cking kid!” someone in the group of onlookers keeps shouting as the situation unfolds. “Get off him! He’s been jaywalking! Leave him alone, he didn’t do anything wrong!”
“Stop resisting!” the cop shouts, not paying any attention.
The boy is seen sitting in shock, with his face in his hands, with a group of passers-by watching. The cop who detained the guy apparently called for reinforcement as more cops arrive at the scene to detain the jaywalker.
Four police officers come up to the teen and wrestle him to the ground. Then another four law enforcers cordon off the scene from the public.
In the end, there are nine officers involved in detaining the jaywalker. Finally, the teenager is handcuffed and marched off to a police car.
Below will be my final post on Tony Soto until there is more news. I encourage you to follow him on Facebook and check his videos out. The rest of this post I am going to let him and his videos spread the word but first I will sum up the current issue. Currently, he is being harassed, stalked and he fears it won’t be long before he is caught without a camera and he will be the next victim of police racist, hate crimes. (Video below). Before I share the rest of the info, I must add; while filming the cops is very important, sadly even when there is a camera on it doesn’t mean the police will hesitate to kill, stalk, beat or anything else; as Tony Soto proves by himself.
Philly Police Caught In Act Plotting On Viral Philly Activist Tony Soto 8-5-15 iPhone
Far too many Americans put the police on a throne for some reason; some insane reason, they refuse to accept the truth, even when it is as in your face as many, many police brutality cases. That is an insult to every victim, activist on its own.We must NEVER lose hope.
— After his video went viral, Tony says he has been been receiving threats from cops. Given the videos and evidence, anyone should clearly be able to see he is speaking nothing but the truth; and sadly, tragically; he isn’t the only one.
On FaceBook he posted this photo not long after his vid went viral; anything suspicious to you? “Tony posted a picture of a cop car outside of where he was. With the photo he stated: “Why r the police sitting outside of where I’m at? I’m not even home I just parked my car here seriously.”
[As seen in the photo he took which is located on the left.]
As he stated many times (and has now been proven correct):
“I’m Targeted by Philadelphia Police,specially in the 15th district and officer Holloway.”
“I’m going to set my phone back down before I get shot and they say that I’m reaching for something.” Tony says to the camera sitting, waiting and wondering why the cop suddenly -and strangely- decided to move to the other side of the street without speaking to him again during his ‘traffic stop’. – Tony Soto
This video was released back in late March; soon thereafter it went viral. But there are far more videos from Tony besides that one video; videos which only further confirm the blatant point which is: Tony Soto was not pulled over for any reason other than the officer wanted to pull him over and I feel sadly secure in the assumption his main reason for stopping Mr. Soto was because he could and wanted to.
Filming the entire situation; from the very start to after the incident when he was at home responding to the media’s misleading and twisted words spoken on local television by local cops and other media officials regarding what happened. The cop says he’s pulling him over for a few reasons. The first reason he gives is because of Tony’s tinted windows. After he pulls out his tint permit sealed by the state of PA, it isn’t too long before the cop moves on to another reason… Tony’s main headlights were out, he states.
With no effort made Tony displays his lights –which are working perfectly– thus exposing the officer to be just another cop looking for trouble and not expecting the citizen to be so well informed of their rights (as you see in the video). The officers attitude changes, and thankfully he wasn’t violent because Tony’s situation could have gone a lot worse. This cop has the typical cop attitude; testy, arrogant, egotistical, vain with an air of self importance.
I’m absolutely enraged and outraged over the verdict of Jerame Reid’s murderers. He didn’t stop his car 100% at a stop sign; the cops pulled him over, he stopped fully right away. It took 2 seconds directly after officer ___ reached into the car for a handgun and exchanged words of premeditated murder with his partner, shouting “I’m going to kill you,” at the innocent, unarmed Black male victim.
As seen in the murder video from the dashboard camera, Jerame states what he is doing before and as he gets out of the car, with his hands in the air. He wasn’t out to hurt anyone. The cops, however, seem to have had no problem deciding how to handle the innocent, unarmed Black male.
Audio captured before the murder reveals a lot about the mind set of both cops; and it also indicates to me the murder was premeditated. It wasn’t based on an sudden fear or ‘imminent threat’ that is clear. While one cop threatens murder, the other suggests it and claims the man didn’t listen, and had a gun so of course, they had better kill.
Two Seconds. 8 shots.
How many more people must die or be harmed before we UNITE AND END POLICE BRUTALITY?!
I will write a more detailed account (and links) tomorrow after I’ve calmed down a bit… I also am going to have the article/essay I spoke of in my previous video up tomorrow instead of tonight. This case has really angered me so I’m going to gather my composure before continuing work.
These two cops shouldn’t be free; nor should they be on administrative leave; aka, paid vacation.
And Jerame Reid, along with the hundreds of others, should still be alive. How dare some of you people tell me I am too hard on cops!? This country is too easy on them and frankly I am too. They are killing innocent humans and doing it without any form of punishment- not even losing their jobs.
How I feel, what I say isn’t enough. These killers, ALL of them, should be in prison for LIFE- at the very least.
In New York an undercover cop informant walked into a Black owned business and planted cocaine inside (crack, to be more specific). He then proceeded to photograph it, and in the end the innocent business owner was arrested. What the brilliant police informant didn’t know, thankfully, was the entire falsification and crime this informant committed had been captured by the security camera.
Andrews’s lawyer can be heard narrating the shocking surveillance video.
“He comes in, places the crack on the counter. Crack, which under federal sentencing guidelines, would get him 4 years in jail. Under New York State law would get him 2 to 7 years in jail,” attorney Kevin Luibrand says in the video.
I don’t care if he had a smoke shop; and it makes no difference how the people may use the LEGAL items in his store- if a store sells rope and someone uses it to commit suicide, is that store owner responsible for the death? NO.
It enrages me the video mentions he had a “smoke shop” where you can buy smoking “devices” and things of the like. That’s not relevant. Not to mention, crack cocaine and marijuana are two MASSIVELY different things.
Let’s go back in time for a moment now… Note the similarities?
[ First…For those who would rather watch than read, below is a brilliant and tragic documentary… It is one everyone needs to see, I believe. If you’d like a shorter version, there is one at the end of this article.]
In 1921 there was a community known as Black Wall Streetlocated in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before I go on about that let me touch the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, on how horrifically hard life was for Blacks in America in the 1900s.
On the one hand, it’s great as slavery was now illegal by text (as it still is,,,by text); lynchings and horrific public killings went on as a normal and acceptable occurrence, and no one was exempt. Not women, not men…not even children. After slavery was made “illegal” one must realize it did not vanish overnight. It still hasn’t vanished today with our prison system but that’s another blog.
After slavery was put on the books as illegal, slavery did not vanish. The now former slaves either were not made aware of their new “freedom” or convinced to stay there- for they had no where else to go. The government didn’t give any aid or help in how to start a life of ones own, getting a job in a white world where you don’t know which white person is kind and which had the desire to lynch you would have paralyzed me with fear -as I am sure it did far too many. So many people continued to slave away because fear is strong and sometimes it is easier to do what you know than to break out into a new life. Especially if you’re afraid of those who used to be called your “master”.
Hell, if it wasn’t until the Supreme Court decision in 1967 that, in America a Black person and a white person could join hand in marriage legally, and yet still be harassed and attacked; imagine what it would have been like in the 1920s? If a white person even accused a Black man of looking at a white woman, he could/would likely be killed.
Black Wall Street goes back further than 1920, I encourage you all to either read about it or watch the video below; for though it is a tragic, tragic truth that we can see starting to happen again in America; it also has a wonderfully positive aspect to it. Their pride, hard work, sense of community and self empowerment is inspiring. We need that now.
But, for the purpose of this blog I will stay in the 1920s…
During a time of great struggle in America over something as pointless as color and race, there was a place called Black Wall Street. Located in Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Black Wall Street was one of the most wealthiest and prominent Black communities in early 20th Century America. With a prosperous and healthy population of approximately 10,000 people in the Greenwood area of Tulsa, it was home not only to well off families, but also being the home to several multimillionaire businessmen, black businessmen.
Black Wall Street was called many derogatory names by whites. During what we now call the The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, bombs, death and mass destruction caused the collapse of this thriving area. The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 successfully demolished this thriving business community. It can easily be called one of the most devastating racial riots in history.
There are government records that make it clear they do not want the Black community to flourish. Look into the FBI files back during Hoover’s days. As I always say- we need to wake up, look at history and realize it could and is happening again but in a more subtle way.
The amazing Nelson Mandela said he didn’t fear those who were honest about their racism and hate; but rather those who kept it hidden for they are the most dangerous.
We need to remember that… Mandela is a soul whose judgment I know I feel is easy to trust. We must be smart and unify -everyone- against the real problem. If you don’t see the signs of something horrific coming (well, even more horrible than now) you truly should rethink your views…
Don’t let Black Wall Street happen again….. If you would like to get involved, activists have posted the following information on who to call and talk to about this matter- flood their phones. Let them know we will not tolerate this! We can’t.
A great point was made that, had he not had cameras, he would STILL be in JAIL…