Cops Behaving Badly: Irony Overload.



Hagerstown MD cops are feeling the heat, and rightly so, after video of them assaulting a 15 year old girl who had been struck by a car has gone viral. In an ideal world, I’d say this story is flat out unbelievable, but unfortunately, these days, it’s all too believable. I hope that every charge against the girl is dropped, and I hope to hell that cop shop is sued into the bloody ground. These armed assholes obviously think they are god, and are allowed to do whatever the hell they want to anyone.

Robin Ficker, the College Park, Md.,-based attorney who represents the girl’s family, said Wednesday that he met with the 15-year-old alleged victim and her mother on Monday morning and was informed the girl was riding her bike when she was struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon. The impact, he said, caused the girl to strike her head and lose consciousness for about 30 seconds.

“She was dazed, then she got up and realized she was OK,” Ficker said.

An ambulance was called and the girl told paramedics that she didn’t want to go to the hospital. Ficker said police arrived and pulled the girl, who is 5 feet tall and weighs about 105 pounds, off her bike when she tried to ride away.

At this point, Ficker said, a police officer lifted the girl’s hands above her head from the rear and slammed her face into a wall.

“Her face hit the windowsill,” Ficker said.

He conceded that the girl, who has a white mother and a black father, resisted when officers tried to put her in the back of a cruiser.

The video, which had been shared on Facebook nearly 23,000 times as of Wednesday afternoon, shows the girl kicking at the rear right door of the police car, while it appears her hands are cuffed behind her.

An officer can be heard saying, “put your feet in the car, OK, or you’re going to get sprayed.”

The girl can be heard asking the officers, who are white, to call for a black police officer named “Zack.”

A bystander who is questioning the tactics of police is told by an officer during the video that the medics needed to take a look at the girl, whose parents were not at the scene, because she is a minor and cannot refuse treatment.

“What happens … when she’s like, ‘I’m fine,’ right, and has a brain injury or something like that, and then she could die later?” the officer asks the bystander. ” … All we want to do is make sure she’s OK.”

Another bystander claims on the video that the girl’s face was slammed into a wall and says, “Y’all going to hurt her feet,” when an officer shuts a rear door of the cruiser.

At least two officers are seen holding what appears to be cans of pepper spray. The video then shows one of the officers raising a can to a crack in one of the cruiser’s windows and begin to spray something. The girl is then heard screaming that she can’t breathe.

As this is going on, one of the bystanders taunts police by saying, “I bet if you took that badge off, you couldn’t do (expletive) to me.”

Ficker said he tried to get the incident report from police, but he was told it wouldn’t be ready for about a week.

However, the girl’s mother provided Ficker with the medical records from the child’s visit to Meritus Medical Center on the day of the incident, he said. Those records show, according to Ficker, that the girl was arrested for failing to provide police with insurance information.

Ficker added that after the girl was pepper sprayed, she was driven to the police station instead of the hospital. She was later taken to the hospital by her father, Ficker said, and finally had her eyes flushed to wash away the pepper spray — roughly three hours after the incident began.

“The only treatment she got (from police) was slamming, abuse and Mace,” Ficker said. He also alleged police officers told hospital officials not to take photos of the girl while she was there.

He said police were considering whether to file assault charges against the girl, who, Ficker said, is on the honor roll at her school and has never had a run-in with the law until Sunday.

Police said in a news release that the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of Randolph Avenue and North Locust Street, where the girl rode her bike into a moving vehicle.

The girl was found to be at fault, according to police.

Officers said the girl had to be detained during the course of the investigation and was pepper sprayed when she became assaultive.

The girl was taken to the police department and released to a parent. Police said no one was injured.

The officer’s body camera footage is being prepared for release per Maryland State Law, police said in the news release.

The Facebook video can be seen here:

So, a cop shop is going to pin assault charges on a 15 year old who was battered and attacked by cops. Right. I recall mentioning that cops in uStates are out of fucking control. We’re past that now, very far past that. We’re up against armed thugs with delusions of authority.

Via Herald Mail Media.


  1. Siobhan says

    She could be injured and needs to go to the hospital so I’m going to injure her further to take her to the police station.

    That cop should have fucking criminal charges pressed against him, not the other way around. What the fuck.

  2. chigau (違う) says

    It looks like there were at least two cop-cars there.
    I wonder if the cop filled his own car with pepper spray or one of the others.

  3. says

    Maggie comes fleet foot
    Face full of black soot
    Talkin’ that the heat put
    Plants in the bed but
    The phone’s tapped anyway
    Maggie says that many say
    They must bust in early May
    Orders from the D.A. look out kid
    Don’t matter what you did
    Walk on your tip toes
    Don’t try “No Doz”
    Better stay away from those
    That carry around a fire hose
    Keep a clean nose
    Watch the plain clothes
    You don’t need a weather man
    To know which way the wind blows

    When I read about so-and-so getting “radicalized” and joining ISIS I think I know what they are feeling.
    I’m not a nice person; my feeling is “good start” when I hear about a few cops getting hurt in a riot.

  4. says

    I wonder if the cop filled his own car with pepper spray or one of the others.

    That’s a thing. When you read about bystanders getting hit by bullets in a cop incident, it’s always curious they don’t talk about the type and direction of the bullets. Cops are pretty fond of spraying bullets everywhere, and then the reports read something bland like “2 victims” -- I’m pretty willing to bet that a lot of the cops that get shot are shot by other cops. They’re stupid -- you watch some of these shooting videos and you can see them placing themselves in crossfire.

  5. says

    What the fuck is wrong with these people?
    You’ve got a kid who just had an accident and who, hell yes, might actually have an injury so instead of calming her down and calling her parents or “Zack” for heavens sake you beat her up and tie her down and pepperspray her? And then you fucking bastards charge her?
    I’m not going to talk about deescalation because those people couldn’t deescalate a situation with a baby whose pacifier fell out of their mouth.

  6. says

    those people couldn’t deescalate a situation with a baby whose pacifier fell out of their mouth.

    Sure they could! They’d call in an airstrike on the baby, then send in a robot to collect the pacifier.

  7. says

    She was “…arrested for failing to provide police with insurance information.” Um… she’s 15. She’s a kid. How the fuck is she supposed to know all that shit? And since when do cyclists — particularly juveniles — need to carry insurance like drivers?

    “Ficker added that after the girl was pepper-sprayed, she was driven to the police station instead of the hospital.”

    Who the fuck approved of that? What the fuck were they thinking? Who the fuck does this kind of thing?!

    Why didn’t they call her parents?

    Why was medical attention delayed by three motherfucking hours?

    What the fuck is wrong with people, these days?

  8. AlexanderZ says

    Giliell #5

    And then you fucking bastards charge her?

    Of course! That’s the first* second thing you learn in any armed force -- if you do something bad you have to escalate the situation and pin any possible guilt on the victim in order to provide yourself with an alibi.

    *The first thing people learn is usually how to lie and steal.

  9. rq says

    So the police were caring for her well-being so much they were willing to injure her further to make sure she was okay, and then conveniently forgot to take her to the hospital.
    She may have had a mild concussion after the bike accident; if she now dies of head injuries or internal bleeding in the brain or whatnot that can happen after concussions, that’s on the cops. Slamming her face into the windowsill -- I mean, if she didn’t have a concussion before…
    I don’t know how these people sleep at night.

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