The cops beat yet another innocent man. This poor man is not the first nor the last. One of the things that prompted me to join the police brutality agency I worked for was seeing a man beat to death after he was hog tied for being loud after an episode of narcolepsy. This is not random, this is not rare. It is tragic, and we need to do something to stop it, or at least bring more awareness to it. Turning your cheek makes your hands just as bloody as theirs.
For this one story, there are countless others… Some make the papers, others don’t. It’s time to end the talking and do something, I believe.
An elderly deaf Oklahoma man was beat by two highway patrol troopers earlier this month for allegedly refusing to comply during a traffic stop.
According to reports, 64-year-old Pearl Pearson left the scene of a minor automobile accident before being pulled over by Oklahoma Highway Patrol on January 3.
After issuing several vocal commands from their police vehicle, troopers claim Pearson refused to show his hands. Despite a large placard on his driver’s door stating, “Driver is deaf,” Pearson claims troopers immediately began hitting his face as he attempted to show his ID, which also states that he is hearing-impaired.
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