Never “judge a book by its’ cover”…
According to Newsone.com, this article in part reads:
“I feel that my son was racially profiled,” Terez Miles said. “It’s a rough neighborhood; it was after dark. … They assumed he was up to no good because he’s black. My son, he knows nothing about the streets at all. He’s had a very sheltered life, he’s very quiet, he doesn’t know police officers sit in cars and stalk people like that.” A judge continued the case until Feb. 18 after the officers failed to appear at a hearing Thursday, Miles’ attorney, Kerrington Lewis, said. The police department is saying little as it investigates, and isn’t releasing the officers’ names. Miles’ family describes him as a studious teenager who plays the viola for a jazz band and the orchestra at Pittsburgh’s prestigious Creative and Performing Arts High School. SOURCE: Newsone.com Click here for the full skinny: Violinist Beating
I’ve actually become [quite] exhausted from the many unnecessary assaults upon young men of colour by our “officers” who are charged “to protect and serve“, rather than to beat, shoot or kill and THEN ask questions later. His family is considering a lawsuit. I personally hope that they will move forward in that arena and will prevail! I’m “officially afraid” of the the cops now. Let’s just see how these “officer’s” upper officials will try to spin this case. Too many good young Black men are beaten or die at the hands of our “men in blue”– when will communities finally began to organize themselves and fight back against this unnecessary brutality? The “GOOD” should not die young anymore!