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Deaf woman calls 911 as she's beaten black and blue by Washington police officers 'because she....'
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/5/13 | Snejana Farberov

Posted on 06/06/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by Student0165

A Washington woman suffering from mental and hearing disabilities was left with severe bruises on her face after she claims an officer punched over and over her because she could not understand his orders.

Megan Graham, 36, of Federal Way, dialed 911 while being arrested last Monday to complain about police brutality after being pulled over by an officer and hit in the face.

Things quickly spiraled out of control during Graham's run-in with police officers, whom the 36-year-old disabled woman had accused of hitting her several times in the face while attempting to restrain her.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2336611/Megan-Graham-Deaf-woman-calls-911-shes-beaten-black-blue-Washington-police-officers-didnt-hear-orders.html#ixzz2VSIgfqpA

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: beat; cops; corruption; emergency911; leo

1 posted on 06/06/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: Student0165

This is the type of people THEY ARE RECRUITING!!!

Think about that very carefully- there are usually many times more applicants than there are available openings for police positions.

They get to pick the ones they want. And they picked THIS GUY????

Now add the homo’s in charge (people with no moral compass) and you have what the Nazi SS was like.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 9:54:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Student0165

If you’re deaf you don’t understand the ‘orders’ (how do you say orders in German?) so they beat the 0bama out of you. Nice. So tell me we are in the ‘land of the free’. Tell me this isn’t already a fascist country. I would love to hear it even if it isn’t true.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 9:57:49 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Student0165

The stupid, self-manhood-doubting sociopaths who constitute a significant percentage of American police forces now seem to think that uttering the words “stop resisting” yields the license to beat their fellow American citizens. These idiots seem to think that if they have a perception of being “dissed” they should immediately start their physical retributions to restore their honor.

We really need to fire such officers immediately to start sending the message to the rest of the force that they are meant to be protectors of the citizens and not their oppressors or overlords.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 10:00:48 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Student0165

You guys still don’t get it- the government wants thugs, intimidators and enforcers. “Barrack wants to fundamentally change America.”

He’s a Fascist, and these are his foot soldiers -his Brown Shirts.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 10:08:57 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Student0165

‘roid rage? Better we be testing the LEO community than sports figures. The latter are entertainers, the former have the power of life and death over us.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Student0165

If it were up to one New York state legislator, before too long she could be charged with annoying the officer. ‘Aggravated annoyance’, a felony.
You can’t make this chit up


7 posted on 06/06/2013 10:14:31 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Student0165

Cops need to get back to their primary job:

Raising Revenue for the Welfare State.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 10:20:25 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: Student0165
Let me see if I get this. They are mandated to learn rudimentary Spanish in many communities but not recognize sign language.

Did her license list hearing disability on it. Under restrictions mine says "corrective lenses."

My wife is a ASL interpreter and she said that most of her clients carry a card that states that they are deaf and need an interpreter or need written communication.

9 posted on 06/06/2013 10:21:28 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: House Atreides
We really need to fire such officers immediately to start sending the message to the rest of the force that they are meant to be protectors of the citizens and not their oppressors or overlords.

Good luck with that. Won't happen. A brother-in-law is a cop, and used to brag about his buddies beating down suspects, sometimes totally innocent suspects. We were buddies as teens and he was a punk. This was several decades ago, and he's still on the force although mellower now. The younger cops now are worse. I have another brother-in-law who left the police force because of witnessing the savagery; he wouldn't participate. Remember, the cops are not your friends.

10 posted on 06/06/2013 10:51:12 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: NonValueAdded
‘roid rage? Better we be testing the LEO community than sports figures. The latter are entertainers, the former have the power of life and death over us.

Excellent point.

11 posted on 06/06/2013 10:53:39 AM PDT by giotto
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To: roadcat

Remember, the cops are not your friends.
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Words of Wisdom indeed. Freedom loving folks should pay heed to them.


12 posted on 06/06/2013 10:55:02 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: I want the USA back

Deaf people use cell phones? Interesting.


13 posted on 06/06/2013 11:00:30 AM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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To: CityCenter

For Texting?


14 posted on 06/06/2013 11:04:41 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Student0165

the change from a year and back when i would say something negative about cops and face people on here who thought it was their patriotic duty to protect the cops.
They all think they are the law these days.


15 posted on 06/06/2013 11:07:55 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: tumblindice

New York second only to Illinois for corruption.


16 posted on 06/06/2013 11:09:35 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: chaosagent

Yes, I guess. She said she thought she was being pulled over for using her cell phone.


17 posted on 06/06/2013 11:22:37 AM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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To: Student0165

‘Good thing this wasn’t a black woman or there would be rioting in the streets.


18 posted on 06/06/2013 11:40:58 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Student0165

“Federal Way police, however, offered a different version of events, claiming that when an officer approached Graham to arrest her, she clenched her fists, took a fighter’s stance and tried to strike the cop.”

Really? An apparently overweight, deaf, 36 year old woman dropped into a “fighter’s stance” and tried to take down a cop? Color me skeptical.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 11:56:53 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: CityCenter

With a smartphone you can sign using the face to face video app. There are also talk to text apps.

Smartphones are a boon to the deaf community.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 12:00:45 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can’t solve a problem with brute force, they’ll find a way to fix it with brute forc)
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To: Student0165

Basic reporting is to indicate the ‘where’. Is this Washington state, or Washington D.C.?


21 posted on 06/06/2013 12:34:20 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: verga

How was she using her cell phone if she’s deaf? And certainly while driving!?!?


22 posted on 06/06/2013 1:17:49 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: ro_dreaming

See post 20


23 posted on 06/06/2013 1:21:31 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Student0165
Absolutely disgusting jack-booted behavior. The victim:


24 posted on 06/06/2013 2:02:39 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: verga

While DRIVING? I’m crazy, but not insane!


25 posted on 06/06/2013 3:33:48 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: CityCenter; chaosagent
As I undersrand, she's not profoundly deaf, but has some hearing dfficulries, and his order to 'get back in yur car' was not clear to her.

Once she thus defied his orders and dissed his authority the beating was inevitable.

26 posted on 06/06/2013 3:59:07 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: CityCenter
Deaf people use cell phones? Interesting.

What kind of a dumb remark is that? Thinking before typing is often wise.

27 posted on 06/06/2013 4:56:14 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: ro_dreaming
While DRIVING? I’m crazy, but not insane!

Have you heard of texting while driving?

28 posted on 06/06/2013 5:41:47 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: BfloGuy

Even deaf people know you don’t use your cell phone when you are driving and you don’t walk away from a cop when he’s pulled you over.

As for deaf people using cell phones, it’s a perfectly legit question to ask in the context of this story. So go make yourself a cup of tea and relax already.


29 posted on 06/07/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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To: Student0165

Tar, Feathers, Rail and Rope!


30 posted on 06/07/2013 8:41:20 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: CityCenter
So go make yourself a cup of tea and relax already.

I don't like tea. I had a gin and tonic, instead. Much better now.

31 posted on 06/07/2013 2:53:12 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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