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According to this Seattle Times piece, the US Department of Justice (aka “the feds”) is investigating King County deputy sheriff Thomas Schene’s buckwild, on-camera beatdown of 15-year-old Malika Calhoun. That’s a good thing because there seems to be a lickle problem in the King County sheriff’s department.
Just last December another deputy, Brian Bonner, was found innocent of violating a female suspect’s civil rights when he “allegedly” kneed her in the head as she lay face down on the ground in handcuffs. He also reportedly lifted her by her hair and slammed her head into a patrol car hood. Several of his fellow cops peeped the savagery and testified against him, but the jury wasn’t convinced.
Hopefully with the videotape of the Schene attack, assistant US attorney Kelly Harris will be able to get a felony conviction. (Right now in local court Schene is up for a bullshit misdemeanor)
Sidenote: King County Sheriff Sue Rahr, the first female elected to that office, should be feeling some hellacious heat.
Seattle stand up! In fact, everybody stand up. If we can get all up in arms about Chris Brown and Rihanna, we need to be losing our shit about COPS beating up girls and women.
This nauseating November 2008 surveillance video should be A BIG FUCKING STORY. It shows a Seattle sheriff’s deputy, Paul Schene, beating down a 15-year-old Black girl like she’s a 300-pound animal hopped up on PCP. Apparently that’s what you get when you allegedly steal a car and kick your shoe off in the direction of the cop stuffing you into an interview room.
For his unabashed savagery, this King County cop is currently standing trial for fourth-degree assault. Of course he’s pleaded innocent. Just like he did when he was exonerated for shooting two people “in the line of duty” in 2002 and 2006. One of those people died, by the way.
This has got to be addressed. It has to. It just has to. More details/links/whatever on how coming soon.
PS: Post-race my ass.