In one of the more despicable and egregious miscarriages of justice( which calls into question our entire so-called civilization), a St Paul jury found St Paul cop Michael Soucheray not guilty of punching a reportedly suicidal 14 year old girl in the face.
Incredibly there is a video (see KARE 11 post below) of the event which shows a young girl who was clearly having a mental health crisis, who was handcuffed tightly and being manhandled and roughed up and talked to as if she wasn’t having as she termed it, ”a mental break.”
The fact that the comment pages are filled with those who approve of the cops is further proof that we humans may not be who we think we are. Where is the compassion, the empathy and sympathy?
Any 6 year old viewing video of the incident could tell you that the cop who hit this girl along with his partner are just wrong and are mishandling a girl in distress, mental distress at that.
This girl was at a shelter for sexually exploited girls and the folks running the place thought it was a good idea to call in an organization, that has proven time and time again that it doesn’t have the skills, nor the desire to deal with people in crisis.
Yes the girl did spit but it wasn’t a real back of throat mucus filled projection. And to be fair, most would have had reacted by lashing out. But I think most would have restrained themselves. much like is done when a clearly distressed person a mentally unstable person or someone in a crisis lashes out. A professional is supposed to recognize this and not respond in kind.
But that’s the problem with using the word professional to describe the police, we think they are professionals in the sense that they are public servants. But they are not public servants and their professionalism stems from their ability to keep order on behalf of the powerful. They are butt kicking specialists in the service of Big Business, well off white folks and the State.
Do your research, study the history, the origins of the role and development of the police and you will see this is not hyperbole! And its just important to simply observe what they do that is a good indication of who they are and keep in mind they enforce laws that are sometimes unjust and many times inequitable while at the same holding the poor, the immigrant, People of Color to a higher standard of the law.
At one point the 14 year old asks the cop after he punches and chokes her,” Why would you do that?” Is it because they never saw her as someone who could have been their daughter, who was simply in distress? It appears that they never once viewed her as a human being, but a problem to be solved, something to be put down, someone or thing that was resisting authority. They view us all the same, children, old folks,the handicapped, physically or mentally disabled,it doesn’t matter, all they know is that you are supposed to yield to them.
If we are honest many operate like professional butt-kickers, thugs in uniform. The kind public servant,is the exception to the rule.
If we were a society of human beings, we would have people who could respond to other people in crisis. But us so-called human beings sit back and let the animals among us, convince the rest of us that the sick and ailing and mentally disturbed deserve no help and we even allow them to cut funding from needed programs.
According to the cops lawyer Peter Wold, they (the cops) were “trying to calm a hysterical, reportedly suicidal teenager and get her to a hospital.” But the video shows them antagonizing the child, while she is clearly out of it.
The equally delusional counselor explained his clients actions thusly, “the girl spat at the officer, causing his training to kick in. Soucheray employed a tactic he called “startle, flinch and respond,” to defend himself and de-escalate the situation.”
How do you defend yourself from spit? There was nothing to defend. And punching and choking a hand cuffed girl in the face (four times from what can be seen in the video) calling her, according to the video a “f—ing b—ch” didn’t reveal that Soucheray was defending himself, but rather that he was a sick, sadistic, bully. Notice he and his partner taunt the child about going to jail.
Incredibly, these public servants had the temerity to say after they put handcuffs on her too tight and punched her in the face, that her behavior got her in her position and that they came to help her and that she should have acted differently. As they admit in the video, they did’t know her name because they didn’t bother to ask. Because apparently, they didn’t come to calm her down, they came to make her yield, to make her obey.
The uniformed sadists knew that 12 properly propagandized people, perpetrating the fraud of being “human,” would not empathize with the 14 year old, even though she was White. Because she was flawed, she was damaged goods, she was having a mental crisis. She wasn’t like them so they couldn’t empathize with her, she was acting out so she wasn’t deserving or her rights.
As the lawyer said, “Juries know what they’re doing,”
And you couldn’t make up the stuff that came out of the mouth of their morally challenged lawyer. He actually said that “the girl suffered no injuries and no marks on her face,” inferring that it was all somehow okay.
And in his closing arguments he said about the girl, She doesn’t get a free pass under the law because life may have been unfair to this point” This man actually implied that her being sexually abused was simply a matter of life being “unfair.”
Where is the outrage? Where are the women’s rights advocates? Don’t folks care about White girls anymore?
justice then peace