The NYPD Internal Affairs Division — your home for letting badged murderers walk free — is currently investigating this video, which seems to show a plainclothes cop beating a 16-year-old boy.
Details of the arrest are sketchy right now, but here’s what we know: The two boys in the video (initially identified as 12 years old, now known to be 16) were stopped by police for allegedly assaulting a man with a cane. The victim was brought to the scene, but the person in the video says that he didn’t identify the captives as those who assaulted him.
While three uniformed officers hold hold him down, a third plainclothes officer in a camo jacket runs up and delivers several vicious punches to the midsection. You can see him rush into the frame from the left-hand side just after the 0:11 mark. From the video, the teen appears to be struggling somewhat, but even a casual glance shows that the three officers have him under control as he’s pinned against the hood of the car. There was obviously no threat to the officers, or any justification for the escalation of force.
Of course, our regular trolls are going to come in with “Well, why didn’t the little thug just submit, submit, submit!” We’d suggest they try being pinned down by three predatory mammals who are twisting their arms around; see how quickly the old survival instinct kicks in.
It’s hard to say if there’s a racial element here — though it’s also hard to miss the fact that almost the only black person in this group is the one being beaten. As one person on the video puts it:
“Like he would come up from behind like that on a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white kid.”
The video narrator says that the victim on scene didn’t identify the two being arrested (or the other two arrested with them) as the people who assaulted him. Still, they’re all taken away in handcuffs, delivered unto the tender mercies of New York’s completely impartial legal system.
Jimmy: “What the f*ck? Cops will never come randomly beat the shit out of me. Because I don’t engage in criminal activity. When I encounter cops I’m respectful. I act civil. Cops don’t go around beating on people for no reason you dummy. ”
JLotus: LOL…that’s cute. Somebody doesn’t read the news!
AATTP: @ Jimmy — No, you think they’ll never come and do it to you because you’re WHITE. Eric Garner wasn’t engaging in criminal activity. The kids in this video weren’t. Tamir Rice wasn’t. All it takes is the ACCUSATION of criminal activity to get a black person murdered by police in this country. Because, of course, there will always be some as*hole coming on youtube afterward who’s just happy to be rid of a few “thugs.”
Face it, people like you don’t want justice…you want negro extermination squads. Yeah…just wait until those squads turn on you, and somebody accuses YOU of a crime. They’re not going to restrict this behavior to blacks forever. Don’t think your skin color is going to be a shield indefinitely, because it’s not. You make a monster out of hate, don’t be surprised when it turns on its creator.