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  • dropthecase

    Very well said, Hannah, and thank you for your support.

  • Hannah Kim

    This is so frustrating. I can understand police officers wanting to minimize risk to themselves, however it doesn't justify their attack on someone who didn't actually DO anything yet.... Giving a menacing look is not enough to be tackled to the ground and charged for a felony. It's not as if he had a weapon in his hand and threatened the officers- in which case I would understand this situation better.
    Racial profiling and unnecessary abuse of power exacerbates the issues of racism and socioeconomic inequality that is prevalent in our society. It's easy to write off people as threats when you have the power to do so- but this is someone's life and future and shouldn't be taken lightly.
    I remember one time I received a jaywalking ticket from a police officer in front of my apartment- and when I tried to question him he threatened to have me arrested. I was just trying to talk to him, I was not being threatening or violent or 'resisting' in any way. Though I do not think that all police officers are bad - on the contrary- there are definitely individuals who abuse their power and it can have an incredibly negative impact on people's lives.