I did not watch the local news cast when I came home from work. I am trying to give myself a rest from too much racially aroused overload. I opted to play a couple of games and to take a nap instead.
So, imagine my surprise when I discover that an elderly woman in my hometown was slammed to the ground by the police. I learned about this incident on the blog Granny Standing For Truth. I watched the footage and became instantly angry all over again.
This is raw footage. Shot on a cellphone. There is some serious adult language being used during the video.
In all fairness I did look at the local coverage of this incident. The elderly lady had a knife in her hand. She was threatening to cut people in the parking lot. This woman is in her eighties. How much damage could she inflict in her physical condition?
The woman needed stitches in her head and it is possible that her hand is broken. According to the report from WCMH Tv4 in Columbus.
The officers who responded to the call are from Whitehall. Which is really a suburb of Columbus. This is a small police force with a big kick ass attitude. I know this from the few encounters I have had with them over the years. They have some really nasty acting officers. The back up force is from Columbus.
Was this much excessive force necessary? I question the arresting officer's judgement. It was obvious to me that this elderly woman was not a major threat to her safety. The lady has Alzheimer's Disease.
What has made me extemely angry is the comments on You Tube. No one is playing the race card but the A-holes who want to use this incident to their advantage. You cannot recycle the mentality of true trashy thoughts.