Who Could Possibly Be Safe When Police Are Around? (Will Grigg)
Wednesday March 6th, 2013
According to the Arkansas Court of Appeals, police were entitled to arrest, taze, and beat a teenager for the supposed crime of walking with his mother on a street in front of their own home. A police officer accosted the young man when he saw him approaching a woman who was walking a dog. It was quickly established that the woman was his mother.
In a February 20 decision, the court pointed out that the juvenile, known only by the initials “R.R.,” was “tasered several times, removed from the backseat [of a police vehicle], thrown to the ground, tasered again, kicked, handcuffed, and arrested.”
All of this was done to the innocent youngster despite the fact that he hadn’t committed an offense except for “refusing to submit to arrest.” His resistance consisted of refusing to allow police to handcuff him.
The trial court in the case also acknowledged that the victim was “a fine young man, an excellent student, and active in sports, clubs and church activities.” The trial court ordered the victim of the unwarranted police attack to serve one day in detention.
We’re told that police patrols keep our streets safe – yet the innocent have no protection against street violence committed by the police.