Thursday, June 24, 2004

LA police beatings & Detroit shootings: It's like the early 90's again

this shit is sad ... you would think that stuff like this wouldn't happen anymore ... but here we go again ... as if it were the early 90's again:

Pursuit Suspect Beaten in Controversial Use of Force

ABC7 Eyewitness News footage showed an officer hitting the man with a flashlight at least 10 times after it appeared he had surrendered. Police said the man was not seriously injured but did complain that he had been struck in the head and suffered an injury to his nose.

when i read this on the drudge report i thought well damn, they're at it again ... and then i got an email from OtherErik (my best friend at work) telling me about what happened in downtown detroit last night:

Reports: Nine Shot, Wounded During Fireworks Show

The shots were fired at Woodward and Jefferson, near the Joe Louis Fist statue just as the fireworks display began around 10:17 p.m., Local 4 reported. A 22-year-old man is fighting for his life after a bullet pierced his heart, said Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings during an early morning press conference.

how fucking sad is this!!! while the LA police force still can't get it thru their thick head that you can't beat people into submission just cuz you wear a badge ... there are still assholes in detroit who can't just have a good time and have to fuck up shit for everyone! things have been so cool in detroit for a long time now ... a real long time. detroit IS NOT set ablaze every devil's night anymore ... even when the pistons won the championship there WAS NO destruction set upon the city in mock celebration. i just hope that this single mar on our newly forged reputation doesn't get thrown in our faces. the nation's eye was set upon detroit the night we won the championship because they were sure we were going to turn destructive ... we proved them wrong.

detroit is a great city ... we're going to keep it that way.