On the first day of Black History Month, THIS happens?
Social media is OUTRAGED after a video went viral showing New York cops detaining and pepper-spraying a 9-year-old black girl. Rochester police are now under investigation for how they responded to a call about “family trouble.”
Officers were reportedly called when it was reported that the girl “posed a threat to herself and her mother.” The body camera footage shows the young girl begging to see her father. She pleaded with the police to be able to see her dad before she went anywhere. The cops just ignored her and proceeded to put her in the back of the police car.
Lovely Warren, the Mayor of Rochester, authorized an investigation of the unidentified officers involved saying:
“This is not something that any of us should want to justify,” Warren said, adding that she saw “her baby’s face” when she looked at the 9-year-old girl. Take a look at the chilling
Police Union president
defended his officer's actions,
“I’m not saying there are not better ways to do things. But let’s be realistic about what we’re facing. … It’s not TV, it’s not Hollywood. We don’t have a simple (situation), where we can put out our hands and have somebody be instantly handcuffed and comply.”
Social media was not having it, take a look at some of the reactions: