Miami Cops Choke Hold Teen for Staring at Them. A Puppy is Involved.
Brian Doherty|May. 29, 2013 5:46 pm
From the Miami New Times:
Fourteen-year-old Tremaine McMillian didn't threaten police. He didn't attack them. He wasn't armed. All the black teenager did was appear threatening by shooting Miami-Dade police officers a few "dehumanizing stares," and that was apparently enough for the officers to decide to slam him against the ground and put him in a chokehold.
During Memorial Day weekend, McMillian was rough-housing with another teenager on the sand. Police approached the teen on an ATV and told him that wasn't acceptable behavior. They asked him where his parents were, but MicMillian attempted to walk away. The officer jumped off the ATV, and tried to physically restrain the teen. According to CBS Miami, police say the 14-year-old kid gave them "'dehumanizing stares,' clenched his fists and appeared threatening."
Yeah, that's the ticket.
Rip the puppy out of his arms and throw him to the ground in a choke hold for "giving you the eye".
Ten to one when they got off shift they went and had a few cold ones and bragged to their buddies about it too.
And they wonder why they get no respect?
You have to earn respect and this type of behavior is the perfect breeding ground for contempt.
Well deserved contempt I might add.
Two full grown men jumping a fourteen year old kid.