After a 4-year-old took doll from store, video shows Phoenix police pulling a gun on parents

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Ah, Phoenix, where the weather is hot and so are the cops.

After a 4-year-old took doll from store, video shows Phoenix police pulling a gun on parents
...On May 29, Dravon Ames and his fiancee, Iesha Harper, went on a family outing with their two children, London, 1, and Island, 4.​
Without their knowledge, their 4-year-old took a doll from a Family Dollar Store that they had just visited, according to a notice of claim dated Wednesday, filed by former Arizona attorney general Thomas Horne, who is representing Ames and Harper.​
A police patrol unit followed the couple’s car, and once the family pulled into their babysitter’s apartment complex, an officer approached the vehicle with his gun drawn and yanked open the front door, the claim said.​
...“I’m going to put a cap in your a--,” one officer said to Ames as a second policeman, whose weapon was also drawn and pointed at Ames, walked up to the car, according to the video. “I’m going to shoot you in your f---ing face.”​
Both statements, Horne wrote in the claim, were made in front of the couple’s children, who were in the rear of the vehicle.​
The first officer pulled Ames, 22, from the car, pushed his head into the pavement, handcuffed him and yelled that Ames better follow orders, according to the claim. The officer threw Ames against the car, ordered him to spread his legs and “kicked him in the right leg so hard that the father collapsed.” Then, the officer dragged him upright and punched him in the back, the claim said.​

Watch the video, there's lots more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/15/after-year-old-took-doll-store-video-shows-phoenix-police-pulling-gun-parents/?utm_term=.36ac8ba976b5

“I could have shot you in front of your f---ing kids,” he said....
 
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That they reportedly turned off their dash and body cams before the incident is a good indication they knew where they were going with this ahead of time.
 
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There are serious problems with the tactics and training of LEO in the US.
They are trained to pull their weapons at even imagined provocations and instilled with fear about officers who were killed acting with more reservation.
 
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This is just more MAGA. Since Trump got into office, we've been seeing more and more of this. It has to stop. We have to insist as a society that this kind of garbage is not acceptable.
 
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This is just more MAGA. Since Trump got into office, we've been seeing more and more of this. It has to stop. We have to insist as a society that this kind of garbage is not acceptable.
It's beyond not acceptable,

The two officers pointed their weapons at the visibly pregnant 24-year-old Harper and her children, the video shows and the claim stated.

"The first officer grabbed the mother and the baby around both of their necks, and tried to take the baby out of the mother’s hand,” the claim alleged. “He told her to put the baby on the ground, which she was unwilling to do because the baby could not walk, and the ground consisted of hot pavement.”

The officer tried to rip Harper’s youngest child from her arms, the claim stated. Eventually he threw Harper, who had handed the children to a bystander, into the police car face first and then handcuffed her.
 
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It's beyond not acceptable,

The two officers pointed their weapons at the visibly pregnant 24-year-old Harper and her children, the video shows and the claim stated.

"The first officer grabbed the mother and the baby around both of their necks, and tried to take the baby out of the mother’s hand,” the claim alleged. “He told her to put the baby on the ground, which she was unwilling to do because the baby could not walk, and the ground consisted of hot pavement.”

The officer tried to rip Harper’s youngest child from her arms, the claim stated. Eventually he threw Harper, who had handed the children to a bystander, into the police car face first and then handcuffed her.
In Trump's America, its just fine. I don't really know what it is going to take for people to wake up. So many things I thought would be unacceptable no one seems to care about. Have we had one right-winger in here condemn this? Nope. That should speak volumes.

But, I have said this before, the flip side of this is that the right has shown us their true face in no uncertain terms. The karma train is coming for them, and I think they know it. That's why they're upping their game before 2020.