“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On June 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia we are horrified once more by the actions of a thug and lying police officer caught on tape violating the public trust and civil rights of one man. As I look at the tape, I ask myself,
“Have these police officers no memory of Freddie Gray?”
I can’t help but think, if the victim had been a white man what would be the fate of all four black police officers.
The mission of the police is to protect and serve end of story!
What we see on this most disturbing tape is gross injustice to our entire community.
Just three days ago in Chicago, three Chicago police officers were accused of a cover-up in the killing of 17-year old Laquand McDonald. A grand jury indicted all three Chicago police officers on felony charges for LYING.
Yes, all three police wrote up false reports regarding the killing of Laquand McDonald.
We can also look to April 4th 2015 killing by a white police officer named Michael T. Slager who shot a black man,
Walter L.Scott in the back eight times all caught on tape.
Police Officer, Michael T. Slager wrote up in his report that Mr. Scott reached for his gun and a struggle took place at which time he felt in fear for his life so he was forced to shoot Walter L. Scott in the back eight times!
A cell phone recording captured the truth for all the world to see.
In this most recent abuse by the Atlanta police the police officer Green is is name claims he did not strike the man three times in the face but that he hit the man i the side of his body.
Is this officer aware we see the tape with our own eyes and clearly he punches the man violently in the head three times.
Why do police LIE when they are totally captured on tape?
The worst that can befall a community is to have a lying-thug police officer working in their community.
Mayor Kasim Reed needs to step-up and fix this broken police matter in short order.
Laquand McDonald was the 17-year old Chicago boy who was shot sixteen times by white police officer
Jason Van Dyke. The three other police officers on the scene all wrote up false police reports and all three have now been indicted for lying and violating the public trust.