Seven Reasons Police Brutality is Systemic
Publisher: The American Conservative
Date Written: 02/07/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19749
Darrin Manning's unprovoked "stop and frisk" encounter with the Philadelphia police left him hospitalized with a ruptured testicle. Neykeyia Parker was violently dragged out of her car and aggressively arrested in front of her young child for "trespassing" at her own apartment complex in Houston. A Georgia toddler was burned when police threw a flash grenade into his playpen during a raid, and the manager of a Chicago tanning salon was confronted by a raiding police officer bellowing that he would kill her and her family, captured on the salon's surveillance. An elderly man in Ohio was left in need of facial reconstructive surgery after police entered his home without a warrant to sort out a dispute about a trailer. These stories are a small selection of recent police brutality reports, as police misconduct has become a fixture of the news cycle.