Skip to comments.Concerns Over Police Brutality After a Bronx Arrest Goes Awry (Rev. Sharpton Defends Knockout Gamer)
Posted on 05/26/2014 8:38:34 AM PDT by equalator
Authorities said that Javier and his friend, who was not identified, were walking in the vicinity of East 189th Street and Arthur Avenue in the west Bronx when they saw the 49-year-old man and asked for a cigarette. The man later told investigators that when he refused and turned to walk away, one of the boys punched him in the head and another hit him with a backpack before running off. He suffered minor injuries. Then, officials and witnesses said, the sergeant grabbed Javier and pushed him hard against the window of the hookah store, shattering the glass and badly cutting Javiers head and body.
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I dont care what he said, Mr. Sharpton said at the news conference."
On the other hand, Sharpton would have a lot more creditability outside his social circle if he had publicly acknowledged the kid wouldn't have even been detained if he hadn't previously assaulted someone else.
“Javier, who did not speak at the news conference, lifted his shirt to reveal a gash held shut with stitches. Javier also had a cut on his forehead and a stablike wound to his chest, where glass penetrated his lung, his lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, said.”
Glad to hear he’s already got his “bottom feeder” lawyer.
Sounds to me like the store had glass that was substandard and not up to code. It shouldn’t break that easily.
I can't work up any sympathy for a thug who assaults a law-abiding citizen. He's 14, too young for his own parole officer, but I expect him to harm a whole lot of decent people before he's finally killed "a good boy . . . aspiring rapper . . . just as he was turning his life around".
I got this a few years ago when I slammed some idiot’s face on a table for trying to steal my newspaper. The cop asked if the paper was worth somebody’s life or well being? I said yes, and the idiot should have thought of that before he tried to steal. And what about my well being? If I am to submit to everyone who threatens me and give over what ever they want, I am little more than a slave to their whims, and, if you believe that a war was fought over slavery, yes, it obviously is worth a life, many lives.
Hit someone and you suffer the consequences Al. The cop metered his response and grabbed him. He did not intend to slice him in a window. He certainly was more restrained than I would have been.
You get the award for post of the month. You got this one exactly correct.
He’s black, therefore he’s the innocent victim, sayeth Sharpton.
‘Authorities said that Javier and his friend, who was not identified, were walking in the vicinity of East 189th Street and Arthur Avenue in the west Bronx when they saw the 49-year-old man and asked for a cigarette. The man later told investigators that when he refused and turned to walk away, one of the boys punched him in the head and another hit him with a backpack before running off. He suffered minor injuries.’
No respect for his fellow man.
‘As the sergeant turned to walk away, Javier shouted an obscenity, Mr. Goodwin said. The sergeant turned around, grabbed the back of Javiers neck with one hand, and pushed him into the glass.’
No respect for the authorities.
I dont care what he said, Mr. Sharpton said at the news conference, a police officer does not shove a handcuffed child.
Hey, Al! Maybe if his parents had taught him to show a little respect toward others, Javier wouldn’t be in the spot he’s in now.
If you were a real man, Al, you’d humiliate him in front of the cameras by telling him that it’s his fault and the fault of his parents for their lack of parenting, and then turn his @$$ around, make him bend over, and spank him with a board of education.
This just gives Rev. Al a few minutes in the spotlight.
Never mind that the young man assaulted a person on the street.
They should charge the young man and let him stand trial.
That is actually very good and a keeper.
And spank the parents in front of the cameras because of their lack of parenting.
This is a different world. I had to look up “hooka store” to find out what it is. These places have enough business to be open past midnight!
Do people wake up at midnight with a sudden hankering for a hooka, get dressed and go find a store that sells these things?
Nothing like smoking sheesha at 2 a.m. with your homies!
If the glass had not broke?
hey if he was “man enough” to knock down an old man, he was man enough to get his butt whipped. (Oh, sorry can I say “whipped”? Is that racist?)
They're breaking my heart.
Should’ve just shot him.
Appears to me the cop was just askin’ for a cigarette, - - then playin’ by the punk’s own rules . . .
The guy who was knocked down is 49 years old. If you consider that an "old man," I won't tell you my age.
If you were a real man, Al, youd humiliate him in front of the cameras by telling him that its his fault and the fault of his parents for their lack of parenting, and then turn his @$$ around, make him bend over, and spank him with a board of education.
There’s no $ in that.
Tax cheat, inciter of the mob, race hustler
Score one for Andy and Barney.
Noticed the healed scar....
Doubt very highly it was surgery for medical or birth defect condition...
Unless you consider “gangster related wounds” an “birth defect condition”...
H.L. Mencken once wrote of a police officer who was convinced that it was physically impossible to hit a suspect on the head with a nightstick *too hard*. Somehow avoiding wrist injury while thumping suspects this way, the officer was befuddled when his superiors asked him to use his club less. He confessed that times were changing, and not for the better.
Al Sharpton, your Knockout Game Thug shouldn’t have ‘resisted we much’.
” a police officer does not shove a handcuffed child.
if the handcuffed child just assaulted a person and is fighting the police, the officer SHOULD subdue the feral savage.
“I don’t think anyone can excuse the police sergeant for what he did”
I do. These thugs need a lot of street justice, and if you are unwilling to mete it out, step aside.
Maybe he didn't deserve to get thrown through a window. But 15 lashes and 12 hours standing in the stocks in the hot sun peeing down his own leg and getting garbage thrown at him might give him some perspective on what it is to be "civilized" to his fellow man.
My "sympathy meter" didn't wiggle a smidgen for this little criminal. I hope his stitches infect and Al Sharpton gets mugged by one of his homies and everybody laughs and steps over him.
Agreed. If you or I had inflicted those injuries rather than a cop, we’d be looking at hard time. Cops are not supposed to be above the law.
Well, there you go. It was a fair fight, then.
You are wrong. If police are allowed to administer “street justice” to mouthy teens in handcuffs with impunity then next they you know they’ll be doing forced colonoscopies for traffic violations.
Oh wait, that’s already happening.
Unreasonable use of force is unreasonable use of force even if the victim is a rotten little puke.
they = thing.
And maybe the police officer felt threatened or that the kid was going to assault him. It is amazing that they make the officer the bad guy. clearly if the kid had not done what he did there would not be this mess. Sharpton is a criminal low life.
“I dont care what he said, Mr. Sharpton said at the news conference, a police officer does not shove a handcuffed child
Handcuffed child? Shut up,Al.
He deserved what he got.
There was a time when police knew when to use force and when not to. Unfortunately, today leaving that punk alone would have made no difference whatever to the epidemic of police thuggery against law abiding citizens or their increasing disregard for the 4th Amendment. If it would, you might have a point. But it doesn’t, so you don’t.
Melanin trumps all. This kid’s lucky he was where he was and not another hoodie wearing thug lying dead after beating an innocent person. So sick of this crap. Too few black people look at what is going on and why they, as a group, are looked at with suspicion.
IF (the rev.) objects, jailed & fine 'em, (disturbing the peace)
, IF he objects again; THEN administer the "caning/stocks"
to (the rev.) and drive him out of town.
the City Gov't can sell tickets to the events.
He didn’t get “thrown through a window.” He got shoved against a window that then shattered.
As mentioned elsewhere, obviously it was substandard window. Maybe the Hookah place will be sued together with NYPD.
It is high time that Holder’s people, Obama’s sons, get the message...do shit and you might die. And it is high time for someone of these Holder people type to ‘assault’ the NOT Rev Sharpton. He is just another spade.
The reason there is an epidemic of police thuggery is because they’ve been excused for doing it against criminals for so long.
Abuse and rights violations are like a cancerous tumor on the body politic. If you don’t cut the tumor out, it grows and spreads and consumes the body.
The fact that you can’t see that allowing the abuse of criminals leads to the abuse of non criminals makes you a sheep.
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead
Nope, police used mild forms of street justice for generations without any appreciable spill over. The problem today has to do with other factors, including the spread of a liberal/totalitarian mindset.
Wow, the check must have been deposited into al’s account quickly otherwise al would still be missing from the photo-op.