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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Police set dog on 21 year old army reservist
From Angelica Garcia.
This girl is in the army! I can't fucking believe this! This woman has been trained to survive in a war zone and this is how she get's injured? Looks like she found a war at home. Will the cops that did this to her go on a terrorist list?
I am always furious when I see these stories of police brutality, but for some reason this one really gets me. Maybe because I think this girl might have joined the military for patriotic purposes and as we know women have to endure a much more brutal reality in the service. I keep thinking of the heightened level of violation she must be feeling, being attacked by the police after all she has gone through to join the service.
I don't know maybe my reaction is weird. I think that the black kids in the hood expect to at some point be harassed to beaten or even killed by the police. But this girl, maybe she felt a little immune. What a rude awakening, she is a sociology major at Norfolk State University had the misfortune of a meeting with Norfolk police.
She was leaving a party where a fight broke out that she had nothing to do with according to reports.
One source describes what occurred after the fight
“Her and her friends continued to walk, and she said that she definitely continued to be loud, however they were walking away. The two other police officers approached her – asked her to stop. Whatever the case may be, they had her down on the ground when the dog came. Two of the police officers restrained her on the ground, and then they allowed the dogs to attack her.”
“The one [wound] that is open on her leg can’t be closed. That’s going to need plastic surgery,” Dunn said.
Look at the injury to her leg. This is a sickening.
And it occurred as they walked away.
Norfolk Chief of Police, Michael Goldsmith issued a statement admitting that. “…the use of force in Ms. Colvin's arrest was unreasonable.” That’s a fine choice of words.