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What the hell is wrong with our Police?

December 19, 2008

police-largeI’m a strong believer in police being able to do their jobs; but, I live in New York and they do have some that repeatedly go off the reservation.  I think as a society we need to set boundaries that when then do they should pay.  We should not default to they are all bad.  Such is not the case.  Thankfully the bad apples are usually few in relation to the total number that each state employ.

Nevertheless, I found this story very disturbing.  It seems that the police was called in Houston, Texas that there was a white prostitute soliciting.  Yet, when the van arrived with undercover agents they attacked a 12 year old black girl?  Even though the young lady is an honor student because her family hired a lawyer (my assumption) to fight the case and possibly sue, they arrested her for resisting arrest?

There is something wrong with our country if this scandal should be allowed to be dismissed or the young lady suffer any legal action.  The police of Houston are now trying to justify their own mistake by blaming the innocent young lady for being scared and fighting back from 3 men trying to grab her and choked her?  They put an innocent child in the hospital with countless bruises.  Call me an American, but there is something really wrong with this picture.

As Dymond headed toward the breaker, a blue van drove up and three men jumped out rushing toward her. One of them grabbed her saying, “You’re a prostitute. You’re coming with me.”

Dymond grabbed onto a tree and started screaming, “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy.” One of the men covered her mouth. Two of the men beat her about the face and throat.

As it turned out, the three men were plain-clothed Galveston police officers who had been called to the area regarding three white prostitutes soliciting a white man and a black drug dealer.

All this is according to a lawsuit filed in Galveston federal court by Milburn against the officers. The lawsuit alleges that the officers thought Dymond, an African-American, was a hooker due to the “tight shorts” she was wearing, despite not fitting the racial description of any of the female suspects. The police went to the wrong house, two blocks away from the area of the reported illegal activity, Milburn’s attorney, Anthony Griffin, tells Hair Balls.

Let us get this straight.  Not only did the newspaper put the minors name out there; but, the undercover agents goes to the wrong house, grabs a 12 year old (that did not even fit the racial profile) who fights back and calls for her father who also fights back as well and the end result is this:

Three weeks later, according to the lawsuit, police went to Dymond’s school, where she was an honor student, and arrested her for assaulting a public servant. Griffin says the allegations stem from when Dymond fought back against the three men who were trying to take her from her home. The case went to trial, but the judge declared it a mistrial on the first day, says Griffin. The new trial is set for February.

Also, “The city has investigated the matter and found that the conduct of the police officers was appropriate under the circumstances,” Helfand says. “It’s unfortunate that sometimes police officers have to use force against people who are using force against them. And the evidence will show that both these folks violated the law and forcefully resisted arrest.”

You’ve got to kidding me with this sh_t!  Would it not have been better for some type of apology from the damn police department?  I can only hope her family sues the hell out of them and receive every penny they ask for.

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2 comments

  1. ChamayO…..The police now days are not going to apologize for anything..even when they break into the wrong house, damage property and people. They can get away with about anything now days, I don’t understand why. I do understand why some police have gone crazy like this. Some police forces are hiring felons. Here’s an example from here in Tennessee There is no excuse for this type thing, but it is becoming quite common.


  2. I read the article and can I just say WOW! WTF? It seems not only have our president slide into the abyss but so have a lot of our states. This madness has got to stop. We have got to change how we do things. That article was freaking crazy. Loved it though. Please give me more. But next time add your words (email me) and I can’t wait to post that stuff. Did I say WOW? Can we say stupid?



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