Showing posts with label Antone Austin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Antone Austin. Show all posts

Cops on the hunt for a WHITE suspect arrest the first innocent melanin man they see.

In one in every of the foremost egregious acts of ignorance, violence, and racialism we’ve ever seen from police, an innocent Melanin man was assaulted at his home and kidnapped for fitting the outline of a suspect. The suspect was a Caucasian.

Body camera footage was released in the week which is now the topic of a civil rights lawsuit against the l. a. department of local government and also the city. LAPD officers accosted and arrested Antone Austin and his girlfriend ahead of his home because the officers were too lazy and ignorant to understand the person they were trying to find was white.

The incident unfolded on Empire day, 2019, but the body camera has just about been released after the town kept it from the general public for 2 years. The L.A City Attorney’s office had said during a court filing that it didn't want the LA local department video released publicly because it'd “be contrary to LAPD policy and should have a chilling effect on future LAPD investigations.”

However, because the LA Times reported, U.S. Magistrate Jacqueline Chooljian agreed with an attorney for the producer and his girlfriend that the 11-minute video should be released.

On that day, Austin had harmed nobody, had broken no law, and was simply eliminating his garbage when two tyrants with the LAPD drove by and decided to attack him.

As their machine makes a U-turn after passing Austin, one officer asks the opposite, “This dude?”

“Probably,” says the opposite cop. The officers were reportedly responding to a 911 call made by a neighbor about her ex-boyfriend, who was white.

When the cops get out of their car, Austin thought it'd be a peaceful encounter as he had committed no crime and thought they will have needed help. But this was no peaceful encounter and cops immediately began violating Austin’s rights from the beginning.

The officers tell him to show around. He asks why, and also the officer snaps back, “Because I told you to.” Austin informs the officer he lives there, and also the officer admits his ignorance, and says, “OK, man, I don’t know who I'm searching for.”

Not knowing what’s happening, Austin was understandably frightened so he asks the officers what was happening.

“What is your problem?” the officer snaps at Austin as if an innocent can’t ask why cops are assaulting and kidnapping him.

As Austin attempts to show back toward them, the officers escalate force and twist his arms behind his back.

This sends Austin into panic mode as he begins to yell “Help” repeatedly.

“You’re trying to find the people upstairs,” Austin tells the cops in a shot to prevent the assault and doing better investigative work than the officers.

But the cops didn't care and when Austin’s girlfriend, Michelle Michlewicz, tried to prevent her boyfriend’s assault, they tackled her too.

“My rights are violated,” he says.

Michlewicz adds, “I just got tackled to the bottom.”

The innocent couple was then arrested.

Later, after Austin and his girlfriend were brutalized and kidnapped, the cops are heard on body camera footage acknowledging, “…We got the incorrect guy.”

Despite this admission, the couple was still placed under arrest.

“It is racialismthey'd no description of the suspect — a very blank slate,” said attorney Faisal Gill, who represents both of them within the civil rights lawsuit. “They literally saw the primary Black manand that they arrested him.”

“If they thought you were the guy, I want they'd have had a conversation with you,” Austin said.

“They wouldn’t just immediately considered slapping cuffs on your body than pushing you up against a grimy garage, slamming you on the concrete,” he said.

Unfortunately for Austin, these officers weren't searching for a conversation, they were out for blood.

Austin says his incorporate help saved his life. He explained that if the neighbors hadn’t called the police after hearing his pleas for help, he may are killed by these cops. A chilling notion, indeed.

“I just know that these are the situations that folks that appear as if I die in,” Austin said. “The neighbors that saved my life are white folks. So it’s like, you know, without them, and no telling what would have happened to me.”

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