Mom reports assault on her son to Ft Worth cop, who wrestles her to the ground, then arrests her and her daughter


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/23/mom-reports-assault-on-her-son.html


#2

Was the child who was choked 7 years old, or 15? Your copy says one thing, the block quote says another?

(eta: It’s not particularly relevant, choking any age of child is wrong, just wondering)


#3

How many accommodations / medals will he get for this amazing act of heroism?


#4

Gee, I wonder who he voted for…


#5

Police apologist to show up and blame them for not respecting the fine officer’s authoritay in 3… 2… 1…


#6

The 7 year old son was choked. The 15 year old daughter was also arrested (after being assaulted by the cop).


#7

so this bit is wrong then


#8

Yes. The neighbor was accused of choking the 7-year old son.


#9

At what point do enough bystanders just perform some mob justice? That cop deserves to be beat to the point where he can no longer serve as a police officer.


#10

“Just comply and you won’t get hurt.”


#11

Let me guess the neighbor is the white guy?


#12

Of course they were arrested, in Texas “breathing while black” is an arrestable offense.

Da fuq, Texas?!?


#13

The charge - resisting arrest. Whenever you see that as a primary charge, you know the arrest was a bad one.


#14

If she didn’t do anything wrong, why did she resist arrest? It’s a good thing he took her down before she had a chance to use the bag of Skittles hidden in her hoodie, or the cop could have been seriously hurt! #BlueLivesMatter!


#15

[quote=“Tavie, post:2, topic:91718, full:true”](eta: It’s not particularly relevant, choking any age of child is wrong, just wondering)
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Fort Worth cop: “Why not?”

The logic*, it burns.

*And apparent ignorance of the laws he’s sworn to uphold.


#16

Right you are – thanks, Tavie!


#17

“There is an investigation”
“By who?”
“Top people”
“What top people?”
“Top. People.”


#18

community self defense needs to be a real thing.


#19

Do you suppose the neighbor who choked a 7-year old imagined he was defending his community, with violence? I do.

Do you suppose the officer who punished a grown woman for sassing him imagined he was defending his community, with violence? There also I do.

So, pardon me if I wonder what good defending a community with violence is likely to achieve in this or most situations. And you seem to imply that, and I say no thanks.


#20

:clap: i wholeheartedly agree. violence begets violence.