Officer Patient With White Suspect But Black Suspect Brutalized
These 2 videos are circulating, showing 2 very different interactions between civilians and cops, and it is quite revealing.
Watch the white guy in the van yelling at a Washington state cop with a gun pointed at him. The driver is enraged and uncooperative, throwing profanity, jumping out of the truck and even threatening to kill the cop … just as the officer listens patiently. It never escalates into physical contact.
Now compare that with the second video, where a black man is arrested by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies. His hands are in the air … he clearly surrenders peacefully, but one of the cops kicks the guy in the back and then the other cops join in, punching him.
The incident took place in March and this month the sheriff announced that a Confrontation Assistant was being sanctioned. The ad was in the singular, so it appears that the only MP who was sanctioned was the one who kicked the man in the back.
It can no longer be dismissed as a unique case. There are clear and systemic inequalities in the way too many cops treat black civilians compared to white civilians.
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