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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
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?”