Skip to comments.Anger as white U.S. policeman filmed punching black girl, 17, in the face
Posted on 06/16/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT by Niuhuru
This is the moment a white American police officer punches a teenage black girl in the face after a dispute about how she and her friend crossed the road. Video footage of Officer Ian Walsh lashing out at the 17-year-old in Seattle has shocked the U.S.
The teenager reels backwards in shock from the blow before clutching her face while a bystander can be heard asking: Are you serious?
Police arrested the girl, Angel Rosenthal, and her friend, 19-year-old Marilyn Ellen Levias, both of whom have criminal records. Seattle Police chiefs have launched an investigation into the alleged assault after viewing the video footage. Civil rights activists are outraged and say the punch was an action of anger not self-defence. The incident comes weeks after another two Seattle officers seen kicking a Hispanic robbery suspect who later turned out to be innocent. James Kelly, who heads the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle group, said of the police: Shame on you. The use of violence in the form of a full-blown fist to the face was wrong.
What the 17-year-old did was wrong, he told ABC News. I'm not making any excuses for her, but two wrongs don't make a right. And a woman with whom the 17-year-old lives echoed his statements.
She's not a criminal, the woman, who would not give her name, said as she waited for a juvenile court hearing for the teen yesterday. She ran into a situation that maybe wasn't right, but two wrongs don't make a right.
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Beer Summit anyone?
Probably not until Jesse or Al get there.
See what happens when you deny them coffee? I’d hope the video shows the full context so that provocation or other mitigating circumstances are ruled out.
They were resisting arrest.
She's not a criminal, the woman, who would not give her name, said...
Not giving the officer a pass but the media doesn't even bother to seek out credible sources.
She's not a criminal, the woman,
I haven't heard anything about this case yet, but this is the kind of stupidity that makes it hard to believe that society can turn it around.
I saw the video this morning. If anything, the officer was far, far too restrained in dealing with these two clowns. Struggling, fighting, pulling, swearing the whole time with him. He had every right to slam one or both face-first into the hood so they’d be dazed long enough to cuff.
I’m not much for sending in cops to dish out tickets for jay walking, but once he’s committed to arresting you, he’s committed. And a pack of ignorant stupid screaming jackals circling around him, combined with a hugely combative person who “won’t be” arrested, makes me have next to zero sympathy for this womanchild.
If you watch the video, the officer was clearly outnumbered and a hostile crowd was beginning to assemble around him. He was perfectly justified in trying to defend himself, because someone in the crowd or the girls themselves could have tried to disable him and grab his firearm.
Those two girls are now arrested and in custody as well they should be. If this had been two white girls fighting with a white cop, there would have been no story.
Even the police have a right to defend themselves against thuggish behavior.
"Are you Series?"
“...but two wrongs don’t make a right” I’m pretty sure he threw a right.
I guess you forgot to add a /s?
Fails to mention both girls have police records and the punchee, for assault of a police officer.
You mean like when they showed the entire Rodney King video which showed Rodney attacking the cops?
Should have clubbed the worthless wench.
I would have tased that b*tch until the gurgling stopped.
Don’t act trashy and your chances of being punched by a cop magically go way down.
“May I suggest using your nightstick, officer?”
These young gangstaetts need to learn you don’t put your hands on an officer of the law. He had every right to punch both out! But he was restrained and only hit the one.
Looks like resisting arrest to me.
And once again, antisemitism rears its ugly head. (/sarcasm)
From what I saw:
Failure to obey a peace officer
Interfering with a peace officer
Resisting Arrest with violence
Two misdemeanors and a felony.
Depending on the local DA and the Chief of Police, the officer is either toast and the charges get dismissed or the they back him up and prosecute.
Most Chiefs are politicians, so I betting this was a career ending event for the officer. Damn shame.
The video shows the girl who received the punch was grabbing at the police officer about the waist, while the other girl was resisting arrest.
Until cops can read minds, you touch a cop at the waist multiple times, you can expect a smackdown. That cop doesn’t want to be a statistic—that “girl” could have going for the gun.
The cop didn’t wait to find out.
As far as being a “shocked” American, I’m not.
I am getting sick and tired of blacks thinking they can just pile on a police officer, and encircle a sympathetic crowd around him.
And how nice, that at 17, they both have visited with the justice system and became acquainted previously with the nice folks there.
According to what I have read the whole incident started over jaywalking of the “perps”. So apparently the cops there will bust someone over jaywalking, but will not doubt let an illegal alien get away with drunk driving.....
This is what you get when liberals run the government, I guess. Rampant racism.
“sending in cops to dish out tickets for jay walking”
This is a very busy street, heavy traffic, with a constant jay-walking problem. So the city installed a overhead pedestrian walkway, about ten feet from where these arrogant jerks jay-walked!
The man has far more restraint and patience than I have.
He should have punched the other chick in the face also.
It's sad that some here at FR have taken to this kind of distortion of facts. Two women, one young man. The young man is clearly the only one at the scene who is doing anything to actually try to diffuse the situation. The two women can afford to be out of control idiots, the cop cannot.
I don’t know why it matters what color her skin was, compared to the officer’s.
It was her actions, not her skin color, that got her in trouble.
The underlying problem for her was that she already had some convictions. She didn’t want to go to jail. She was all mouth until the handcuffs went on. Then, she gave off that very recognizable ‘whimper’ indicating she knew this might end up getting her more prison time.
She didn’t care what the officer was arresting her for, she just knew if she let him take her in, she might be in for a while.
I don’t blame her for wanting to escape. However, when you resist arrest and you only get a slight punch in the face, you should consider yourself very lucky.
I’ve seen more violence to women done at the entrance to WALMART during a %50 off sale. And that was done by their friends.
Broken-window theory - enforcing even minor laws tends to flush out the bad eggs and gets ‘em off the street.
Cops having to deal with these societal parasites sort of loses it, however, the wench was resisting arrest and the tape was clearly taken out of context. Obviously, what preceded the physical confrontation was not shown.
I heard the reason those two females wouldn't use the walkway was that they thought 'pedestrian' meant children only.
There's video of the girls resisting and attacking the officer.
Actually this was on Freerepublic yesterday. The story is in other places too.
>>It’s sad that some here at FR have taken to this kind of distortion of facts. Two women, one young man
Excuse me? There were at least a dozen or more people surrounding the scene, yelling and in my opinion, ready to throw poop if they had any handy. Many with cameras, obviously hoping to cash in on some Obama bucks. The officer obviously lost his cool, but I don’t particularly blame him.
Exactly Spawn of Obama voters have hard heads.
If you watch the video, the girl grabs his arm while he’s trying to detain the other girl. Then the girl pushes him with both hands, knocking him back, and then she grabs at him again — that’s when he hits her, once, not all that hard apparently because she just takes a step back, and then he tries to detain HER while the first girl climbs on his back.
Frankly, if the 1st girl had instead grabbed his weapon, he could be a dead cop. The entire description of this video by the news is frankly false. In fact, the description should be “police officer attacked by teen, subdues her.”
“From what I saw: Failure to obey a peace officer, interfering with a peace officer, Resisting Arrest with violence, Two misdemeanors and a felony.”
None of that matters when dealing with minorities.
Nice. A complicated incident reduced to black and white.
Too long! This will be delicious to watch! Ultimately, at the end of the day, the only solution to this country’s problems is a prolonged blood letting. No one in the history of man has defeated Communism at a ballot box; Communism has to be eradicated the old fashioned way.
>>It was her actions, not her skin color, that got her in trouble.
I agree with that.
Also, the punch is clearly NOT in anger, because he threw a single punch, then he grabbed her to detain her, and he ignored the other woman grabbing him around the neck.
If he was angry, he would have lashed out with more punches.
Of course it matters. One lone white cop with a small crowd of angry blacks and 2 of them resisting arrest? It could have easily escalated. Yeah. It matters.
How ya doing today?
Those two black women were out of line and out of control...period.
Bin Laden tapes don’t make news, but race baiting issues do at a time when Obama needs diversion....hmmmm