Videos of American Justice: Part 1

Videos of American Justice: Part 1

 

Warning:  Videos are graphic!  Difficult to watch!    I shudder  in anger on watching these videos.

#AdamTatum – surveillance video from the Salvation Army Halfway House in Chattanooga, Tennessee  A

June 14, 2012, surveillance video from the Salvation Army Halfway House in Chattanooga, Tennessee  After Adam Tatum refused to urinate for a drug screen, police officers Adam Cooley and Sean Emmer brutality fractured Adam Tatum’s legs.

 

Later, both officers claimed Adam Tatum  became unruly, pulling a knife on staff.  A familiar narrative or story, repeatedly and successfully used by police officers to justify excessive use of force.   Excessive use of force that is tantamount to torture.  Watch as these police officers whip this man  as if he were a savage animal resisting arrest.

Chattanooga Racist Police Brutally Assault Adam Tatum

 

 

 

Adam Tatum  “legs were fractured (the same legs the officers are seen dragging him around on the floor with); with 6 fractures to his right leg and 2 to his left, one of which is a compound fracture (in other words a bone in his left leg had pierced through his outer skin tissue). Officers Cooley and Emmer were eventually terminated in early March, 2013″   (1)

1.  12 Instances of Police Brutality Recently Caught on Camera 

12 Instances of Police Brutality Recently Caught on Camera [MANDATORY VIEWING]

Author: Angela Grant

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4 thoughts on “Videos of American Justice: Part 1”

  1. Scary, do you have any ideas on how to actively combat this practically? It seems that a lot of these are ego driven meatheads that wouldn’t benefit from training… So scary.

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    1. Kelsey, I am at a loss. However, I know the current system of rewards for officer brutality is exacerbating the problem. Impunity and no accountability.

      Training is definitely a factor. Careful psychological screening along with bi-annual psychological evaluation by real doctors with integrity.

      In addition, cultural competency of other cultures is a necessity along with changing the culture of law enforcement.

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      1. Those are all really good solutions. I was kind of wondering if more schooling or training would help making it a lot harder to be a cop entrusted with the public then would we probably have to compensate police more for all the additional time training and effort it would take to be a cop? Maybe that’d be a good thing? Or more of an opportunity to pervert money power and more education possibly making it elitist?

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        1. Kelsey that is an interesting perspective….I think the real question is how can we protect innocent Americans from corruption of government and businesses? Our constitutional republic government should be enough; however it is not.

          Another approach to your questions starts with transparency. Studies repeatedly show that people are likely to do the right thing in public and the wrong thing in private (lack of integrity). Adding transparency by creating a database deploys that knowledge. Transparency works in all directions and provides context. I am working on a kickstarter campaign to create a relational database with capacity to capture big data and context by victims and eyewitnesses.

          Big data with context provide clues to etiologies that will help develop effective culturally appropriate solutions.

          Our current model of approach to problems and policy does not work and is fraught with corruption–Corruption of the most inhumane kind.

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