Saturday, February 28, 2009

burien cop beats unarmed teenage girl

fuck. i don’t even know where to begin.

that boys don’t hit girls is the first thing i remember learning. it’s a hard and fast rule. period. end of fucking story.

to say i am disgusted only scratches the surface. and not just at that shit-eating cunt of a cop, but at the strain of the american mentality that underwrites this kind of behavior. i understand that being a police officer is incredibly difficult, and requires not only the judicious use of violence but also dealing with the worst that our fucked-up society has to offer. but it also seems to attract some of the worst kinds of people, and then hides them behind a badge and gun and sets them loose on the rest of us, this rotten sonofabitch being a prime example (there’s also the grandma-shooters in atlanta, the speeder-tazing state patrolman in utah, and the execution-style killer of the oakland bart, just to name a few examples off the top of my head).

i realize that many, even most, police officers are genuine public servants who do an incredibly difficult job, and i’m grateful to them for doing so, but this culture of impunity must end.

the worst thing is that, even if he’s convicted, the most he’ll get is a year. one year. disgusting.

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