Monday, April 6, 2009

Philly Cops Gone Bad?

Pennsylvania State Representative Jewell Williams, who is a former police officer, had the misfortune of attempting to assist an innocent older man who was being frisked by a police officer in his North Philadelphia neighborhood on March 28th. As Williams proceeded to intercede, he was subsequently handcuffed even after identifying himself to another police officer on the scene.

The stories of police officers taking the law into their own hands without provocation is getting pretty alarming, especially when it always appears that African Americans are the ones on the other end of the treatment. Perhaps African Americans do have a reason for being paranoid. Thanks to the Philadelphia Daily News for the article.

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