Monday, February 11, 2008

Police Camera

Do not read this if you don't have a very strong stomach. Via Feministing, a US story. The issue of police mistreatment of women who come to them for help. The woman in the video was a victim of an assault of some sort, when they police arrived to sort it out - they accused her of disorderly conduct, arrest her and violently strip-search her with male officers. We've heard claims of this sort before, the difference here is - she's got it on video. If this doesn't lead to a large-scale review of police policy and all the officers involved facing criminal charges then it will be a major outrage.

And if they treat victims like this - imagine how they treat suspected criminals...

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