Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.
In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.
One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:
No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.
Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?
B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.
The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.
That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:
“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon through the window pointed directly at the men.
(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)
i watched this, you see how these crackas do us ?
You think all cops are white? You think only black people get shot? Tell that to Dylan Taylor, Christian Sierra, Joseph Jennings….the list goes on.
The media has you all so brainwashed into thinking its a race war so that you can ignore the militarization of police. Soon, they’ll put more black officers in each department to lull you into a false sense of security….then they’ll shoot some more innocent people. That’s what’s REALLY going on. You’re too much of a stupid racist pig to know it.
Policing is a white supremacist institution. Said it before, will say it again:
All cops are not racists, but all cops support/replicate white supremacist oppression.
Race is an enormous driving factor, as is class. Say it with me: Intersectionality.
Say it slow. Let that shit sink in.
From the moment Los Angeles police handcuffed him, Jorge Azucena told officers he needed help.
"I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe," he pleaded. "I have asthma, I have asthma."
In the half-hour or so after his arrest late one night last September, Azucena said over and over that he was struggling for breath. Numerous LAPD officers and sergeants heard his pleas for medical attention but ignored them even as his condition visibly worsened.
"You can breathe just fine," one sergeant told him. "You can talk, so you can breathe."
Azucena could not walk or stand by the time officers brought him to a South Los Angeles police station for booking. So they carried him into a cell, leaving him lying face-down on the floor. He was soon unconscious. When paramedics arrived shortly after, Azucena’s heart had stopped.
Nearly a year after Azucena’s death, LAPD officials have not yet determined whether any of the officers involved that night should be disciplined for failing to summon help and, in the case of some officers, for lying to investigators. Nine officers and two sergeants are the subjects of ongoing internal investigations, while another sergeant under scrutiny recently retired, said Capt. Paul Snell, who commands the LAPD’s Southwest Division, where the death occurred. As is customary, prosecutors from the county district attorney’s office are reviewing the case to determine whether the inaction amounts to criminal behavior.