04 March 2009

15-year-old girl beat down by cops in Seattle area

On 29 November 2008, King County, Washington, police picked up this 15-year-old girl, who was traveling in a car her parents had reported stolen. The officers appear to have asked her to take off her shoes. When she got "real lippy" with the deputies and flipped one of her sneakers at one of them, they went postal on her:

As an eyewitness to King County and Seattle police brutality in Seattle during WTO in 1999, I wasn't too surprised at the conduct in this video. What did surprise me is that the cops didn't take the beat-down out of the room, because surely they must have known that there was a camera recording the encounter.

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