Attorneys debate the legality of Toledo, Ohio township police officer forcing family to lay on ground while handcuffed and threatening them with a taser
Detective Hassan Hamdy, identified by police as the officer who fatally shot Noel Polanco, 22, was one of several officers named in a 2007 brutality lawsuit by a Queens grandmother and her grandson who said they were terrorized by police after being subjected to an illegal search of their home. The suit was settled for $235,000.
Here we see a man in handcuffs for a parking or traffic violation. This is not uncommon. Put the pieces together. Does it really take 4 cops and 2 patrol cars to bring in somebody who is double parked? #CopsGoneWild
If you are a wealthy, white person driving a Mercedes on Manhattan’s Upper White Sider, you can expect not to be pulled over for a minor traffic infraction or double parking. If you are Black or Latino, you can expect a series of parking tickets that are probably easier to pay than to fight, sadly. A kind of death by 1,000 papercuts.
Let’s say there’s an empty bed in an immigration detention camp somewhere and the person being taken away in this video is not a permanent resident, a year or two of slave labor while waiting for a trial is another recipe for success of the Prison Industrial Complex.
Excuse my screaming, but I wanted the man in custody to hear me. Cops base their testilying on their memory of what was said, not what was said.
So frustrating to see these civil servants behaving so badly everywhere, ON OUR DIME.