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Fri May 31, 2013, 06:47 PM

Watch those "dehumanizing stares," folks

apparently "dehumanizing stares" at police officers is now an offense that will get you taken down, choked, arrested...and charged with assualting a police officer. just when you think you've heard it all, but then again, any excuse will do. staring while black is apparently a crime too.

New cell phone footage shows Miami-Dade Police officers aggressively pinning an unarmed teen to the ground while choking him. His alleged crime: giving the officers “dehumanizing stares” and “clenching his fists.”

Fourteen-year-old Tremaine McMillan says he was feeding his puppy and playing on the beach with some friends when cops riding ATVs approached him and asked what he was doing. The “peacekeeping” officers say they saw McMillan roughhousing with another teenager, told him it was “unacceptable behavior,” and asked where his mother was. When McMillan walked away, they chased him on ATVs, jumped out, pinned him to the ground and arrested him. According to police reports, McMillan “attempted to pull his arm away, stating, ‘Man, don’t touch me like I did something.’” See footage of the incident, captured by McMillan’s mother:

McMillan says he obeyed orders, and was leading the officers towards his mother when they jumped him. The teen adds that he was holding and feeding his puppy at the time, who got injured during the encounter.

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/30/miami_olice_choke_and_tackle_black_teen_for_dehumanizing_stare/

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Reply Watch those "dehumanizing stares," folks (Original post)
noiretextatique May 2013 OP
PDJane May 2013 #1
msongs May 2013 #2
bravenak May 2013 #3
JustAnotherGen Jun 2013 #5
jaysunb Jun 2013 #6
Downwinder May 2013 #4

Response to noiretextatique (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 06:55 PM

1. Hard to clench your fist when you're feeding a puppy with a bottle, yeah? I call bullpucky.

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Response to noiretextatique (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 07:04 PM

2. police are legalized crime in far too many cases nt

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Response to noiretextatique (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 07:07 PM

3. I guess when we see an officer, we should just lay on the ground and put our hands behind our backs.

Save everybody some time and stress.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 08:04 AM

5. You have no idea

How sad I feel reading that. so sad because there is so much truth in those words.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 11:08 PM

6. C'mon now...

Why would anyone want to let those aggressive training tactics to go unsed ? Especially when it's against a kid....

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Response to noiretextatique (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 07:07 PM

4. My brother was banned from the school bus for staring

at the driver in the mirror. The driver later turned out to be a pedophile. I never found out if my brother knew or if the driver just thought he knew.

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