Commentary: And the Beatings Go On

I've watched the tape of a Washington State Police officer punching a 17-year-old Black girl in the face at least a dozen times, and I still can't make any sense of it. I cannot figure out how this man, who was trained to restrain suspects, finds himself incapable of subduing this young lady any other way than a fist to her face. How can someone so incompetent be allowed to police the streets, protected by both his gun and his badge? Here's what you had to say: Nikki commented via Facebook: "This is an abuse of power." Anonymous wrote: "...My guess is two women fighting [the police officer] made him react. I think his reaction was justified..."


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