Reminder: There is still WAY too much bad policing.

In the link there is a video…and it is not easy to watch. These officers were not only stupid, but clearly showed callous disregard for an innocent man who they made suffer in the way they cuffed him and manipulated his arm after they broke his wrist.

The problem with some police is that they treat every citizen as if they are guilty as they did here. I don’t care how jaded an officer might be, it is unconstitutional, not to mention just plain foolish, to behave this way.

The officers who assaulted this man should be fired and charged.

REMINDER: Democrats in the Senate blocked a new law that would have mandated de-scalation and compassion training for police officers.


The Blaze:

A 46-year-old black man is suing the Valdosta, Georgia, Police Department for what he says is a civil rights violation and excessive force during a bogus arrest.

Police stopped Antonio Arnelo Smith on Feb. 8. Bodycam footage shows a black police officer speaking with Smith, who hands over his identification.

A white police officer can be seen approaching Smith from behind. He wraps his arms around a clearly frightened Smith, and slams him “face-first to the ground,” according to the Associated Press.

Two other white officers arrive and handcuff Smith as he’s on the ground. One of the officers tells him that he’s being arrested for an outstanding warrant.

In the video, Smith can be heard screaming, “Oh my God, you broke my wrist!”

The black officer steps in, however, and tells the other three officers that Smith is not the man they’re looking for.

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  1. Barr Believes Unfair Policing of African American Males a ‘Widespread Phenomenon’
    BY JANITA KAN July 9, 2020 Updated: July 9, 2020

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    Attorney General William Barr said he believes that there is a “widespread phenomenon” in which African American males are often treated differently by law enforcement in the United States.

    “I do think it is a widespread phenomenon that African American males, particularly, are treated with extra suspicion and maybe not given the benefit of the doubt,” Barr said during an ABC News interview broadcast on July 8. He said it’s wrong if people are “not respected appropriately and given their due.”

    The comments provide further insights into his position on systemic bias in policing of the African American community. Last month, Barr said in another interview that he doesn’t think the “law enforcement system is systemically racist.” He clarified his position in the ABC interview, saying that he was unsure what people meant when asked about “systemic” racism.

    “Well the word ‘systemic,’ I’m not sure whether people mean it’s built into the system, so the system inherently has this, or whether they mean it’s [a] widespread issue,” he said.

    Protests calling for a change in policing and police accountability erupted across the nation following the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while he was being arrested.

    The incident, Barr said, demonstrated that the country still has work to do in regards to correcting years of distrust between the African American community and law enforcement.

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