I hate cops, I really do. OK, not all cops, but a vast majority because the many that I have come in contact with continuously abuse their authority and try to bait you into saying some slick shit, so they can arrest you and hit you on the back of the head multiple times. But I must admit, to the men and women who protect and serve and do their job the right way, I have nothing but love and respect for them. In my 32 years on this planet, when I have been in the wrong and the cop treated me like a man, I fessed up to the crime I committed and addressed them with "sir" or "Ma'am", respectively, because they lay their life on the line on a daily basis. But unfortunately, I have come in contact with too many ex-high school outcasts, who are mad that they were unpopular in high school or didn't get "the girl", so they work their frustration out on your ass. To those bastards, they get nothing but disrespect and backtalk, because they smear the memory of every good officer who put on that uniform before them.
This brings me to the beating of a retired 64 year old teacher, Robert Davis, who we have all seen get beaten on a New Orleans street corner by a few overzealous police officers. This morning I saw the full video released by the Associated Press, I wanted to get a more in depth look at the beating. To me, it looked like the gentleman was taking an unnecessary beating, but I couldn't tell if he was giving the cops a hard time verbally or resisting. But still, even if he did resist, it took 4 guys to subdue a man in his mid 60's who had to be like 5'8, 170?? I don't care what kind of police apologist you might be, claiming that the man might have been on PCP or whatever hair-brained excuse you might have, it doesn't make any sense why it took so many kicks and punches to the face and four men to simply pin one man's arms behind his back and cuff him. To me, it was a combination of the cops being incompetent and being first class punk bitches.(But hey, that is just my opinion)
I hope these cops get some sort of punishment, because shit like this goes on all the time, as much as people try to categorize it as black paranoia, it goes on. Shit, I even have my ultra right wing, Rush Limbaugh listening to, Fox New watching best friend Danny becoming a believer from one night years ago when two cops treated the back of my head like a pinata. I still remember the look on his face, like a kid that just realized that Santa Claus doesn't exist, as he said, "Damn HumanityCritic, that shit really does go on!!"