Cleveland policeman aims gun at unarmed African American women


Cleveland policeman aims gun at unarmed African American women

From Countercurrent News in the USA:

Cleveland Cop Photographed Aiming Gun At Two Unarmed Black Women At Scene of Car Accident

August 6, 2015 10:35 am·

The Cleveland Police can’t seem to stay out of the news lately. Now, after a “rough year” from the Tamir Rice fall out, and the Officer Brelo trial, the department is catching heat for a photo that went viral over the weekend.

That image clearly showed a Cleveland police officer drawing his weapon and aiming it at two African American women. The women were completely unarmed and non-aggressive. They were at the scene of a hit and run traffic accident, according to a spokesperson for the Cleveland Police Department, who responded to this image on Monday.

The image first hit the Internet on Sunday, when it was posted to Reddit.

The image was shared via a photo from the Imgur service and has now been viewed million of times.

The picture shows the Cleveland officer on a motorcycle, ducking behind the vehicle and aiming his pistol at the two women. Both women seem surprised and shocked that the officer would be aiming a weapon at them, when they clearly had done nothing to warrant such violent aggression.

10 thoughts on “Cleveland policeman aims gun at unarmed African American women

  1. “Rough Year”? Cops have been waving guns at unarmed African Americans for the last two hundred years. This is what mainstream America doesn’t understand. What we are seeing now because of cell phone cameras and body cameras is the everyday realities that we were warned against from an early age. “Don’t trust the cops” “Cops are racist” nearly everyone that I grew up with was taught that. This wasn’t a rough year, it’s institutionalized bias, woven in the fabric of our society.

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      • But still, communications. Someone reading that, especially someone who is “not aware” of the plight of people of color. Would belittle this as some sort of “stage” that will soon pass, as oppose to seeing it as a deep rooted systemic problem.

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        • That might indeed happen. Counter Current News http://countercurrentnews.com/ has lots of news about police bruality against people of colour in the USA. So, they may presume that their regular readers know the context. However, on their site, like on other sites, there may come visitors who are not regular readers, are not from the USA, etc.

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