Showing posts with label Tasha Williamson. Show all posts
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Cop Rips female’s Hair from Her Scalp Over broken ‘1/3 Brake light’ That becomes working

 Shynita Phillips Abu was “jamming to music” in her car after a visit to a post office earlier this month when a city County Sheriff’s deputy targeted her for extortion. His reason for pulling her over and eventually assaulting her? He claimed her “third brake light” was out.

In the land of the free, petty traffic violations like third visual signal bulbs can and can cause innocent people to be assaulted and kidnapped. While it's technically an infraction if your third stoplight bulb is out, in keeping with Abu, when she picked her car up from the impound lot after the deputy took it, the sunshine was actually working.

Abu has since filed a complaint against the department alleging excessive force. The department is now investigating.

According to Abu, who filmed the interaction, the officer became belligerent during the stop when she disputed the explanation for the stop. Abu says the officer apparently didn’t just like the proven fact that she was filming the arrest which made him angry.

“He began to yell ‘put the phone down now,'” she said. “And at that time, I became afraid”

For an easy traffic ticket, the officer proceeded to escalate force and is seen on video dragging the girl from her car. He allegedly pulled on her with the most force that her hair was ripped from her scalp.

“He pulled me by my hair and yanked me out of my car by force,” she said. “It was like he wanted to determine me suffer.”

Over a stop for an allegedly broken third visual signal, the officer then handcuffed and kidnapped Abu, bringing her to jail for suspicion of assault and battery and refusing to sign a citation.

“I had my hands behind my back for six hours straight,” she said. “My body was so swollen and bruised.”

After sitting within the jail for 6 hours, the LA Times reports that a “certificate of release,” reviewed by the metropolis Union-Tribune, showed a deputy — whose signature isn't legible — indicated there have been insufficient grounds for booking charges.

Abu was then let loose and therefore the cop who abused her dumped her off at a neighborhood trolley station. Her car had already been impounded.

“It was uncalled for, it had been an abuse of power, [and] it absolutely was racially [motivated],” Abu said, and her supporters agree. they're now calling for the deputy — who has not been identified — to be suspended while the department investigates. they're also calling for the body camera footage to be released.

“We are bored with excessive force and no accountability,” activist Tasha Williamson said at a group discussion outside the station. “We don't seem to be anti-police. We are anti-rogue officers.”

The department now claims they're investigating the incident.

“We are alert to the incident and have initiated an investigation into the matter. We don't want to return to any conclusions until we've all of the facts,” Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ricardo Lopez said in response to Abu’s complaint.

Abu said this experience over her visual signal has helped her understand “exactly what happened to Sandra Bland.” In Bland’s case, we got a glimpse into the deadly nature of despotism and the way a traffic stop over failure to signal can and can result in death. Bland — who died in jail after being arrested over failure to use her blinker — became the symbol of America’s horrific problems of in-custody deaths over ridiculous arrests. it's been over five years since the death of bland and also the family has yet to get justice outside of their suit.

In Anambra, three people were killed as they clashed with the police.

  Over the weekend, the situation in the Aguleri village, which is located in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state of Anambra...