Sunday, September 23, 2007

Oh It's Definitely Time To March On Washington...

What's really going on?
It must be time for the parts of our community that have slipped into a blissfully unaware contentment with second class citizenship to realize the depths of hatred that have remained towards our people.

Spread the word on this one.
Matter of fact, let's spread the word on EVERY incident, and come together from now on, to seek justice, period. NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE.

I happened upon unfortunate news at Overanalyze It, their original source is here:

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Oklahoma City police are facing allegations of brutality, after a 15-year-old boy claims officers used a K-9 to help arrest him and then bite him between his legs.

15-year-old Mark Adkins is now facing several charges after taking a joy ride in stolen car and getting into a short pursuit with police in southwest Oklahoma city. But along with the charges he's now facing an uphill battle with his health after being captured by a K-9 officer that tore away flesh along with his scrotum.
Mark says "the doctors told me they didn't think they would be able to stitch me back together."

Mark's mother, Michelle, says "he was in trauma for 7 to 9 days and I've just never seen anything like this done to a minor."

Capt. Steve McCool of the Oklahoma City Police Department says "obviously they're not trained to bite in this particular area of the body."

Officers say Mark was not handcuffed when the dog attacked, and claim the animal was just doing what it was trained to do.

Capt. Steve McCool says "you had the officer on top of the individual, they're on the ground, the guy's resisting, the dog is trying to assist the handler with this aggressive behavior the best he can."

Mark says "I can't explain how painful it was. It was like being tied up and eaten alive."

But Mark says he was no longer resisting. His mother now hopes legal action will help the police admit they were wrong.

Michelle says "there are some good officers out there and there are some bad ones, but I think in order to clean it up let these officers take responsibility for what they do to the public."

Police are still investigating the incident and as of Thursday, neither the dog nor his handler has faced any disciplinary action.


BeautyinBaltimore said...

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aulelia said...

this is a shocking story. why are the police always messing around?

PurpleZoe said...

Thankyou for visiting BeautyInBaltimore and Aulelia ^_^

Indeed this is shocking, and something needs to be done. Recent incidents point to a need for solidarity.

AJ said...

Thanks for the shout-out!

PurpleZoe said...

A pleasure. Thankyou for sharing necessary information with your audience.