Where I grew up, any adult in the neighborhood, if they saw a kid doing something that might pose physical danger to themselves or others, transgress the law, or cause a problem disturbing the peace of the neighborhood, had the right to walk out to tell you to stop doing whatever it was. Usually a short mea culpa by the kid involved was where it ended. If you talked back, then the neighbor would almost always say something to your parents. at which point you were officially “in trouble”. Depending on what you did, that trouble might end up in a stern talking to or a but whipping. Talking back to a neighbor almost always assured it was the second consequence.
No neighbor would ever raise a hand to physically punish someone else’s kid.
The dumb ass cop in this case must have grown up with animals.
A white Texas police officer has been put on restricted duty after a video of him wrestling a black woman to the ground before arresting her and her two teenage daughters was posted on Facebook.
The incident began in a Fort Worth neighborhood Wednesday afternoon when an officer was called by Jacqueline Craig who had been arguing with a man who she said physically confronted her 7-year-old son for littering.
In the video, posted live on Facebook Wednesday, Craig can be seen telling a Fort Worth police officer that a neighbor choked her son after the neighbor said the child littered in his yard. The officer is heard asking her, “Why didn’t you teach your son not to litter?”
The woman says the neighbor can’t prove to her the boy littered, but said “it doesn’t matter if he did or didn’t, it doesn’t give him the right to put his hands on him.”
The officer replies, “Why not?”
The conversation escalates and the officer can be seen taking Craig to the ground, handcuffing her and pointing what appears to be a Taser at a teen girl, later identified as Craig’s daughter. A family attorney said Thursday the Taser was not deployed.
The officer is also seen taking the teen to the ground and handcuffing her. The woman filming identifies herself as Craig’s daughter and is heard yelling at the officer, telling him she’s filming and he’s “on live.”
The woman filming was also later detained, reports CBS DFW.
The video has sparked several calls for civil rights protests in downtown Fort Worth, the station reports.
In a statement, Fort Worth police say they became aware of the Facebook video around 10 p.m. Wednesday and their internal affairs unit immediately began investigating. Two of the three arrestees were interviewed at the Fort Worth jail and officials also interviewed witnesses and reviewed the Facebook video.
In a press conference, family attorney Lee Merritt said the officer was the one to “brutally escalate” the situation and called for him to be immediately terminated and charged. Merritt also called for charges to be dropped against his clients and for the man accused of choking the boy to be arrested.
“The man should have been placed under arrest; instead, the mother was questioned,” he said.