In a day when there is so much attention and uproar over White cops’ alleged mistreatment of Blacks in the street:
Detroit community groups are furious over a video of a police officer’s “savage beating” of a naked, mentally ill woman inside a hospital. One local advocate tells Sputnik News that the officer must be fired and prosecuted immediately.
The video, which surfaced on Wednesday, begins with the woman inside the Detroit Receiving Hospital, who is clearly disturbed, cursing at officers before one pushes her against the wall. She can be heard spitting, but it isn’t clear from the video whether she’s aiming it at the officers.
Then, an officer begins punching her, dealing approximately a dozen blows before the woman is taken down a corridor out of the camera’s view.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig called the video “troubling,” and “very disturbing” at a Thursday news conference. Craig said the woman spat on hospital staff, bit a security guard twice, and tried to bite the cop who beat her before he started throwing punches. Craig declined to name the officer, who is now under criminal investigation and has been suspended without pay.
“There definitely needs to be new training methods,” Reed said. “I’m sure the chief will say this: ‘We have training on how to deal with people with mental illnesses.'”
Nonetheless, Reed said it’s apparent from this incident that “the training manual needs to be updated.
The Black woman who was beaten in the hospital is typical of the kind of aggressive Black behavior that White police officers have to deal with every day.
People who exhibit anti-social behavior are often “diagnosed” as mentally ill–and since anti-social behavior occurs at a very high rate among Blacks, we would expect many of them to be mentally ill–if they were White–but because they are Black, they are just “excitable”.
Now this Black cop knows what it’s like for White cops to deal with Blacks, and it’s a no-win situation even for them.
More Black cops on the streets won’t reduce police violence–as Blacks are far more aggressive, impatient, and violent than Whites. Some of the most violent and cruel slave owners in America were Black, which doesn’t bode well for Blacks demanding more Black cops.