I want to take a minute to go over the article that reports the police officers who pepper sprayed a 9 year old girl. They have a 9 year old CHILD in handcuffs. There are at least 7 police officers at the back of this patrol car, and the CHILD is already in handcuffs. The child is upset, and is freaking out, asking for her dad.
They are being rough and aggressive to a child. To any of you with experience dealing with children: Is this how you deal with an upset child? What would happen to a parent who used pepper spray as a method of controlling or punishing a child?
Pepper spray isn’t supposed to be used as punishment. Cops are supposed to punish people.
The officers who lost their patience with a child to the point where they used a weapon on an inconsolable child do not have the patience or temperament to carry a weapon. Fuck these cops. This absolutely infuriates me. Tell me again how there are only a few bad apples. Are you seriously going to tell me that there were 7 bad apples that just happened to be in the same spot?
Seeing this is enough to make me want to cheer if I ever hear about a Rochester cop getting killed. If there are any good cops who see this- why do you not call out the bad apples? If you know that cops are acting like this in your department and you aren’t doing anything about it, you are just as guilty as they are.