Monday, April 13, 2009

Police Abuse?

Posted by Denver Louis
Filed under: BlackSpin, News

Note: The video stated a teen girl..., but the lady was 42 years old in the write up..., never the less.., it was still abuse!

There's a tender balance between being a law enforcement officer and a thug with a badge. The problem is that too often that balance tends to tip toward the latter. Every day it seems there's a new video out there of police abusing their power. This video from Millville, Pa., was just released and is at the center of a civil lawsuit.

Sheila Stevenson, 42, was pulled over on Feb. 3 for illegally riding her bike on the sidewalk. The arresting officer attempts to mace her and inadvertently hits himself. So what does he do while she's already restrained on the ground? Take a look at this unbelievable video.

Seriously, when are police going to learn? Where in the job description does it say you're at liberty to assault or even murder people? The disturbing trend of an out-of-control national police force seems more endemic of countries where people have less-pronounced civil rights.
This is why we must be vigilant in keeping police honest, because the day we stop being outraged about things like this is the day we stop caring about our civil rights.