Did I get your attention? Good. Westword front page story last week, “Black and Blue”….
Two friends, one Black, one White. Marijuana in the car. Black kid beaten beyond recognition, White kid given $160 ticket and sent home.
Eventually, Landau blacked out. When he came to, he was being dragged out of the bloody gutter. One of the first things he remembers hearing is one of the cops telling him,
“Where’s that warrant now, you fucking nigger?”
OK, once again tell me how this was just ANOTHER incident that I have taken out of context, the cop feared for his life, blah, blah, blah. Thug Cops. And this time it is racial!
The mistake the cops made was the “nigger” has two white parents, what a shocker. What LA cops learned in the 1990s is the Black kids they were beating weren’t just gang members, they were the wealthy kids of rap stars and Hollywood elite. In other words, “Niggers With Lawyers”.
Fast forward to Denver, Colorado circa 2000. Thug cop beatings galore. And now, the racial beating.
The Governor should be all over this. Where is the outcry from the Black community? Where is Wellington Webb, Councilmen Michael Hancock, the Black Chamber and the Urban League? I have seen this escalate first hand when I was a witness to the LA Riots in 1992. I guess Denver is fortunate not to have enough radical BLACK PEOPLE TO TAKE ON THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE FACE OF OUR YOUTH BEING BEATEN.
I am once again sickened by law enforcement. Why? Because my car, my brothers car, and my husband’s car smells like cannabis. We transport it all the time. I have forgotten my wallet before. So, in Denver, is my family fair game for thug cop beatings over cannabis?
Every time I get pulled over, I call a lawyer on my cell phone and inform the cop that my lawyer is listening or the call is being recorded. I have my husband and my brother do the same. I am fearful that the cops would use us as an example.
This, people of Denver, is why pot should be legal.
Yes, I care about patients, but I am sick to death of hearing about Black and Brown boys being arrested, beaten and given felonies over pot. A plant that NO ONE HAS EVER DIED FROM, unless you are beaten to death by law enforcement.
Gov. Hickenlooper, AG Suthers and whoever is the next Mayor, I want to know what you are going to do about this? My family’s safety is at risk by your Denver cops!