Friday, September 11, 2015

Short Take: Another Racially-Motivated Police Brutality Case

James Blake practicing for the 2010 US Open / Photo: Paul VanDerWerf, CC BY 2.0

On Monday, a plain clothes NYPD officer thought this guy standing around in front of a nice hotel was a credit card fraud suspect.  So clearly, he had to apprehend the suspect by bum rushing him.  Because, y'know, you can never be too careful - white collar criminals are renowned for their deadly encounters with police.

Unfortunately, as it turns out, the bum-rushee was actually professional tennis player James Blake, not a fraudster, and not the actual suspect (who, it turns out, wasn't even the perp.)  Oops.  TMZ obtained security camera footage from the NYPD (below.)

Source: Original security camera footage obtained by TMZ from the NYPD

Please, somebody, tell me again how racially-motivated police misconduct is the invention of some left-wing racial grievance industry.

Yes, plenty of police officers are good people who work hard every day and put their lives on the line to protect the rest of us.  But the bad apples do a hell of a lot of damage to both the individuals they abuse and to society as a whole.  They need to be corrected, and if they can't be corrected, they need to get a different profession.

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