I do not trust the police at all any more. The news has utterly destroyed their reputation, and it’s damned clear that they have a screwed-up idea of their mission.
Case in point: this is how Indiana police respond to a seat belt infraction. That’s right, a woman forget to fasten her seat belt when she was rushing to the hospital.
Lisa Mahone said she was pulled over Sept. 25 by Hammond police for a seat belt violation as she drove with her boyfriend and their two children to a Chicago hospital, where doctors had said her mother was near death.
She handed over her driver’s license and proof of insurance, and police asked her boyfriend, Jamal Jones, for his ID.
Jones told police he did not have an ID because he had recently gotten a ticket, and he reached into a book bag on the back seat to show them the ticket.
Officers drew their guns on the couple and their 14-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter, and the teen began recording the encounter on a cell phone.
That’s simply insane. Nobody was causing any problems, the guy explained that he didn’t have an idea, and then he refused to get out of the car after the asshole cops drew guns on them. For not wearing a seatbelt. For disagreeing with a police officer. Oh, excuse me, at least three policemen for a seatbelt stop.
At the end of the video, they’ve got the passenger handcuffed and are hauling him away…on what charge? Standing up for his rights while black?
We’re expected to respect people who are doing necessary and dangerous jobs, like policing. It seems to me that three armed men harassing people, destroying private property, and violently beating up others is what I’d expect of a street gang — and I don’t respect the droogs of a street gang.
The family is going to sue. I would hope these incompetent cops would also be fired, and the entire police force sent back for retraining.