How to avoid the police in your town
If you’re living in a small town in the US and are considering moving to one of the big cities, you might want to be aware of how the cops are going to react to your situation.
In the past year, there have been at least two instances in which police officers have been accused of assaulting people on the street.
In a case involving a black man in New York, police claimed that he had grabbed a cop’s arm, and in a separate incident, a man in Colorado was arrested for assaulting two police officers after a struggle broke out between them and a group of white people.
In each case, the suspects were charged with assaulting a police officer, but police have said they are not going to arrest anyone, and that the man has not been charged in either case.
The police department in Denver, where I live, has also been accused in recent weeks of brutality against black people.
On Monday, a video showed two police responding to a call about a disturbance on a park bench.
The two officers, who were wearing body cameras, were accused of hitting the man and then beating him to death.
The video was recorded in the middle of a crowd of people who were filming it.
The officer who responded to the call was seen repeatedly punching and kicking the man as he lay on the ground.
A bystander recorded the incident on his phone, which sparked outrage online.
“This is the most violent incident I have seen in a long time in my life,” tweeted a woman named Laura, who has black skin and said she was there to film the police.
“They were using physical force to beat this man.
What are they doing here?
The Denver police department responded to multiple calls of police brutality against people of color in the past few years, and the department’s chief, Jon Belmar, has been vocal about the issue.
“We will not tolerate brutality, and we will not accept violence,” Belmar said in a statement in December.
“No matter the color of our skin, or our gender, or sexual orientation, we are going after those who seek to harm our communities.”
In March, Belmar and the Denver police union released a statement condemning the killing of a black teen in an arrest.
“The city of Denver’s police officers do not belong on the streets of our city, and our officers should never be put in the position of having to protect the lives of other citizens,” the statement read.
“If we want to protect and serve the people of our community, we must all be accountable for what we do.
The Denver Police Department is dedicated to ensuring that the safety and well-being of our officers is paramount.”
Earlier this month, a police lieutenant in the town of Waco, Texas, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her home and then pushing her against a wall after she was arrested.
According to court documents, the lieutenant was fired after the woman, identified only as K, alleged in a lawsuit that the officer used excessive force.
She also alleged that the officers body-slammed her to the floor and pinned her against the wall.
“I don’t know if I can go home right now,” K said in court papers, according to ABC News.
“It feels like I’m being kicked in the stomach by a truck.”
On Tuesday, Waco City Councilwoman Kari Bryant said that she will hold a hearing to discuss the use of force against black men and women in Waco.
“When you’re walking down the street, and you see an officer on the side of the road, you know that you’re not going home,” Bryant said.
“That officer can’t just be on the sidewalk, on the road.”