Monday, February 07, 2011

Four Houston Police "Rodney King" Young Black Suspect

Just in case you have not seen it, the Houston Police went all "Rodney" on a young black suspect nine months ago. The media and the public did not know what happened until a few days ago when a judge ordered the released of the tape of the 'stomping' incident.

Although the fifteen year-old (at the time) definitely was attempting to elude the officers, he also clearly surrendered, laying on his stomach with his hands behind his head, before anyone touched him. In Houston, as in the King case, this positioning is clearly aggressive and taunting, such that a boatload of officers were compelled to punch and kick the living hell out of the handcuffed lad. Kind of reminds me of hyenas. And the kid, who needed to learn a lessen, instead gets one even more ruinous - just where is Mr. King anyway?

See for yourself before another judge pulls back the video.

James C. Collier


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James C. Collier said...

For clarity, the four officers charged with misdemeanor 'oppression' were also fired, a law enforcement career-ending combination, with little leeway.

Anonymous said...

The "azz-kickin'" his (baby) daddy never gave him.

If the cops all were Black, perhaps the sentiment would be that they were "men" giving a culturally appropriate man's punishment to an errant teen.