Thursday, June 17, 2010
Boom Boom Pow
Chances are by now you've all seen the above video. It was shot by a concerned citizen (as opposed to one member of a gathering and potentially threatening crowd) as a Seattle cop attempted to arrest a girl who, shall we say, wasn't going quietly. All of 30 seconds into the clip, you see the girl's friend step in and try stop the arrest by shoving the cop; he responds by clocking her in the face. As the punchee is, in fact, female, seventeen years old, and black -- oh, you can imagine the outraged cries of racism, sexism, police brutality, what-have-you.
And yet as I watch the video, just one thing comes to mind...