Lord have mercy! If you are a black man in American with one leg you better learn to walk on that bad boy. No prosthetic limbs for you. It could cause you more problems than it's worth.
Just look at that poor man on the ground getting the business from San Francisco's finest.
"A throng of San Francisco cops detained a man with one leg by sitting on his prosthetic limb after they mistook his crutches for weapons, witnesses said.
At least 14 officers helped in the takedown earlier this month, said Chaédria LaBouvier, a journalist who filmed the incident.
The officers held down the man, who appeared to be homeless, for at least 30 minutes, LaBouvier wrote in a Monday post on Medium. He lay on the ground half-naked, his pants slipping off as he struggled with cops, and repeatedly asked, “What are you doing this for?”
LaBouvier said she was on her way to the Medium office to discuss a new project on police brutality when she noticed the cops corner the unidentified man.
Witnesses told her the officers were responding to call about someone waving sticks downtown — the “weapons” turned out to be the man’s crutches, she said.
“These are my crutches. I use these to walk,” the man explains in the video as the cops take them away from him. Then, several officers wrestle him to the ground.
At one point, the video shows an officer kneeling on the man’s prosthetic leg to further retrain him
More cops formed a “blue wall” around the man, LaBouvier reported, apparently an attempt to block witnesses’ views of the incident. At least 14 officers were on the scene, she said.
During the takedown, the man repeatedly told cops he was in pain — and asked them why they were restraining him.
“That s--t hurts,” he says in the video. “I have a f--king sore, an infection, on my leg.”
He continued: “What the f--k is wrong with you? Is this what you do? Is this respectable? When I say ‘no’, is this what you do to me?”
After 30 minutes on the ground, medics took the man to a hospital against his will, LaBouvier said. The cops did not arrest the man or charge him with any crime, she said. [Source]
Fourteen police officers to subdue one black man with one leg? My goodness, what if he had two?
I bet that poor brother's heart is not in San Francisco.
*Pic courtesy of dailykos. com