I just recently watched the video of the Seattle police punching a teenage girl in the face. I am a black female, and I don’t understand why our so-called “black leaders” believe that the police officer did anything other than what was required of him at that moment.
Who really doesn’t know that it is not OK to put their hands on the police, for any reason? I believe the underlying problem is that children are not being taught to respect people in authority. Too many times, I have heard parents get upset when their child’s teacher tells them that their child misbehaved at school, and instead of disciplining their child, they get upset with the teacher, school, etc., or start making excuses.
Until children are taught that they have to obey authority and that they have no right to question it, these types of incidents will continue to occur. As far as I’m concerned, the girl received exactly what she was asking for. She’s lucky I’m not the cop who arrested her because a black eye would have been the very least of her concerns.
I’m usually the first to stand up and say when I believe police are out of line. This is not one of those times.