Those who continue to claim that the cops disproportionately target young African-Americans have one more thing to blow out of proportion as a thug who struck an officer quickly found out that he made a serious error in judgment.
The incident occurred at Jeffersontown High School in Kentucky where a lunchroom fight led to a call for help from law enforcement. Once officers were able to subdue the perp, the young thug’s brother chose to intervene by sucker-punching one of the cops in the head and was promptly lit up with the officer’s stun gun.
It would seem to be a perfect reason to use non-lethal force against a violent punk but what has been described as an “altered” video of the fracas was posted on social media that conveniently omitted the attack on the officer in order to portray the police in the manner of what messianic figure Colin Kaepernick would refer to as slave catchers.
— Courier Journal (@courierjournal) November 1, 2017
Via the Louisville Courier-Journal “Police officer uses stun gun on Jeffersontown student who assaulted cop, officials say”:
A Jeffersontown police officer used his stun gun on a high school student who is alleged to have assaulted another officer Wednesday afternoon, according to school and police officials.
A school resource officer broke up a lunchroom fight between two students, but one of the students tried to attack the officer, prompting him to call for backup, said Jefferson County Public Schools spokeswoman Allison Martin.
Later, as the resource officer was leading one of the students out of Jeffersontown High School, the student’s brother and a few other students “escalated a fight” with a Jeffersontown officer, who showed up to help the first officer, Martin said.
Jeffersontown Police Chief Ken Hatmaker said that brother was upset his brother was getting arrested and wouldn’t listen to officers’ commands to calm down and go back inside the school.
It was then that the brother “sucker-punched” one of the officers in the head and slammed him against a wall.
At a news conference Wednesday evening, Hatmaker played a cell phone video recorded by a student that appears to show a male student strike an officer and tackle him into a wall.
Hatmaker said an officer then used his stun gun on the brother – a juvenile.
Another video appearing to show part of the incident circulated on Twitter Wednesday and garnered criticism for the force used by officers. It does not depict any assault on police.
The video shows three men, who appear to be the Jeffersontown police officers, on the ground trying to subdue a student. One officer kicks the student twice, though Hatmaker characterized the movement as an acceptable “knee strike” meant to get the student to stop resisting arrest.
The video then appears to jump to a moment involving the stun gun. Some students gathered in the hallway scream, yell and question why the officer used the weapon, though it’s unclear from the video if it was discharged.
Hatmaker acknowledged some of the actions on the video were aggressive but said they were warranted given the large crowd and the assault on the officer.
“I think our response was very appropriate,” Hatmaker said.
The video that is alleging police brutality is here.
The police, however, have another video that shows that the thug did assault the officer HERE.
Today in stadiums across America, multimillionaire athletes will be taking a knee to protest the idea that the police may not always be in the wrong in incidents involving blacks who at least statistically speaking, are more likely to engage in the committing of violent crimes than similar demographics.
It doesn’t help that black kids often possess feelings of antipathy towards law enforcement and immerse themselves in a hip-hop culture that glorifies thuggery and disrespect for the police nor for that matter that the nation’s most preeminent professional sports league is sanctioning such attitudes by continuing to enable malcontent national anthem protesters.