Monday, May 23, 2011

The Jack-Booted Thug(s) of the Week...

... are the two Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police "officers" who body-slammed a scooter-bound man to the concrete sidewalk while arresting him last Thursday at the U Street Metro stop, causing a large bloody gash over the suspect's eye:

The alleged crime that precipitated this abuse?  Drinking alcohol in public, which hardly seems to justify such harsh treatment on the part of the goons.  Would one cop simply grabbing an arm apiece, picking the man out of the chair, walking a step or two and then setting him on the ground and subduing him have been too much to ask for?  That slam was completely unjustified brutality.

"Get on the ground"

He can't, you buffoons, he's obviously handicapped.  Why is it necessary for two big tough guys like yourselves to harshly toss someone in that condition to the ground simply to put a pair of handcuffs on?

"Move on, sir"

The witnesses did no such thing, to their credit.  The days of ignoring or hiding the sadistic behavior of bullies like these are thankfully quite over now that we're in the age of the cell-phone camera and the instant Internet upload.

Now we see why the "authorities" are so concerned about being filmed going about their duties in public, since they now actually have to act like the professionals they're supposed to be.

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