Cops in Phoenix sure do love pulling their guns out and attacking young black parents. It’s almost as if cops around the Country get a high from pulling their weapons.
So what was the reason that warranted the Phoenician Police to threaten to shoot, arrest (but not charge), and terrorize Dravon Ames and his fiance, Iesha Harper on May 29th?
Their 4-year-old criminal mastermind (an obvious hardened juvenile delinquent) apparently knicked a $1.00 (that’s ONE-DOLLAR) toy from Family Dollar that the parents didn’t realize.
To make matters worse, the cops thought they’d get away with it too since they chose not to wear their mandated body cameras.
If they HAD been wearing their body cameras, it would have recorded an officer telling Ames, “I’m going to put a cap in your ass!”
If they had been wearing their body cameras, it would have recorded a second officer walk up to the car and say, “I’m going to shoot you in your fucking face.”
All of this over a $5.00 toy. All of this made in front of their traumatized children who were sitting in the back seat.
The first officer pulled Ames, 22, from the car, pushed his head into the pavement, handcuffed him and yelled that Ames better follow orders, according to the claim. The officer threw Ames against the car, ordered him to spread his legs and “kicked him in the right leg so hard that the father collapsed.” Then, the officer dragged him upright and punched him in the back, the claim said.
The two officers pointed their weapons at the visibly pregnant 24-year-old Harper and her children, according to the claim.
“The first officer grabbed the mother and the baby around both of their necks, and tried to take the baby out of the mother’s hand,” the claim alleged. “He told her to put the baby on the ground, which she was unwilling to do because the baby could not walk, and the ground consisted of hot pavement.”
The officer tried to rip Harper’s infant from her arms, the claim stated. Eventually he threw Harper, who had handed the children to a bystander, into the police car face first, then handcuffed her.
“I could have shot you in front of your fucking kids,” he said, according to the claim.
Fortunately for Ames and Harper, somebody was filming so the Police’s actions are caught on camera. Had that brave soul NOT been filming, it would have been the cop’s word against their victims’ (and we all know that Police are conditioned to lie, will say anything to protect themselves, and the “system” never believes the Public.)
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:
The Police are the real terrorists in The United States.
Update 2019/06/16 17:48: The mayor of Phoenix has apologized. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/16/733191189/phoenix-mayor-apologies-after-video-of-police-drawing-gun-on-family-over-stolen-