I watched 14 police officers take down a one-legged homeless Black man outside Twitter HQ
Chaédria LaBouvier
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I SAW THE VIDEO. CHAEDRIA YOU ARE A BRAVE PERSON. I KNOW IT MUST HAVE NOT BEEN EASY BECAUSE WATCHING IT, I FELT SO BAD FOR THAT MAN. ALWAYS THE POLICE THINK THEY KNOW BETTER, OR EVEN THINK THEY ARE DOING RIGHT. IT WAS NOT NECESSARY TO RESTRAIN THAT POOR MAN LIKE THAT. I A BACK IN 2004 -2005 HAD TO WEAR A FULL BRACE ON LEFT HAND THAT WENT UP TO MY ELBOW DUE TO CARPEL TUNNEL AND DAMAGED NERVES. I LIVE IN PUERTO RICO AND I WAS IN SAN JUAN WALKING TO THE POST OFFICE. THERE ON A STREET WERE 2 MUNICIPAL COPS AND THEY SAW ME WITH THE BRACE AND ONE COP SAID TO THE OTHER "LOOK, BE CAREFUL SHE HAS A WEAPON!" ONE OF THE COPS BEGAN TO TAKE OUT HIS WEAPON, I SHOWED THEM MY HAND AND THE STRAPS THAT WENT AROUND MY ARM AND WRIST. THEY JUST LOOKED THEN AFTER A MOMENT TENSION, THE OFFICER PUT HIS WEAPON AWAY. NO MATTER WHERE OR WHAT IT SEAMS THAT THERE IS A LOT OF POLICE BRUTALITY. BUT I MUST SAY THAT EVEN THOUGH THE VIDEO YOU PUT ON FOR ALL TO SEE WAS A STRONG, IT IS A WORD FOR ALL TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN´T EVEN TRUST COPS. I DID HAVE AN INCIDENT WITH COPS WAY BACK IN 2006. I WAS A CCO OFFICER LIEUTENANT OF THE WACKENHUT CORP. HERE. I LIVED IN A SMALL TOWN AND WAS IN FULL UNIFORM WITH MY RANK BARS AND ALL. THE COPS WERE DOING CAR CHECKS AND THEY MADE ME STOP AND ON COP SAID TO THE OTHER TO CHECK MY CAR FOR DRUGS. I AM A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN AND I TOLD THEM THAT, THEY DIDN'T CARE AT ALL THEY JUST WENT IN MY CAR AND WERE TURNING IT INSIDE OUT . I TOLD THEM IF MY CAR DOES NOT START AND THERE IS SOMETHING BROKEN, THEY WILL KNOW WHO I AM. THEY LOOKED AT MY UNIFORM AND ONE SAID TO THE OTHER TO LET ME GO BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO COOK IN BURGER KING AND THEY WOULD BE THERE LATER TO EAT. I GOT TOUGH AND TOLD THEM TO LOOK AT MY UNIFORM AND SEE MY RANK AND I TOLD THEM MY STATUS WITH WACKENHUT AND THAT IF THEY KEEP ON BOTHERING ME, I WILL REPORT THEM FIRST TO MY HIGH SUPERIOR THE OWNER OF WACKENHUT AND TO THE POLICE CHIEF. WELL, THEY SHUT UP AND WENT OFF TO CHECK OTHER CARS. I SCARED THEM OFF.