Police brutality is unfortunately an all-too-common occurrence, especially for marginalized communities.
And now because everyone basically has an instant upload, internet-ready recording device in their pockets, there's more and more visibility of these disgusting acts enacted by officers who abuse the law.
Now I know that there are two sides to every story. I also know that the training police officers undergo stress that danger lurks behind every corner.
Man claiming to be police officer grabs young Chicano kid violently and eventually pulls gun out and shoots at kids. This is the same Wild West Rangers mentality that these people still hold and feel more emboldened to act on it now. They feel they must subdue the Native! They feel they must subdue the Mexicans! This happened in Anaheim, California. 2/21/17Posted by La Raza Unida on miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2017
What happened is literally the oldest story in the book when it comes to disrespectful teens and crotchety old dudes: the altercation started because the guy was pissed a group of kids walked on his lawn.
Dorscht sustained injuries in the scuffle, which his parents released online. The boy's father, Johnny Dorscht, was horrified by the incident.
"(The cop) should’ve never put hands on him. That should’ve never happened, what he did. He was in an interrogation room, they were trying to get him to confess to something that he didn’t do. He just got out today… You can see scratches on his neck, bruises on his arms, how tight they had the handcuffs on him. He’s still kind of in shock at everything that’s happening. He’s not really wanting to talk about the incident, he says he’s okay, but we did take him to the hospital."
Dorscht told the officer repeatedly that his step-father was police officer and that what he was doing was illegal. The officer didn't listen to Dorscht and continued to throw him around and drag him.
"I just want to say how disgusted I am by that individual for the negligence he committed with my son. My son is alive today, but if he would have not fought for his life along with those other children, he would be in a morgue right now. You almost killed my child. Stop shooting our kids. This is my son. He is 13 years old. He was not armed. He [the officer] was, he pulled out, he reached for his weapon, he intended to use it."
The police officer wasn't arrested or taken into custody following the incident. Two minors, however, were. (h/t dailymail)