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The truth is uncomfortable but it needs to be said, the problem is that police did not view this little Black girl as a child. She was clearly in trouble. She posed no danger. She needed to be calmed and helped, not handcuffed and pepper-sprayed. I have to ask myself — even as the answer is clear — if police would have handled the situation differently if the 9-year-old had looked like me, White and blond 😔 😡.
But how can it require a state law to make clear that it is not acceptable to pepper-spray children? Even after the event, a police union official was trying to justify the officers’ actions.... let that sink in.
Yup, police union president says officers followed protocol in pepper spraying incident!
This is just savage behavior, I have a daughter that age, and I couldn‘t help but start crying when I saw this. I want to know what will happen to this police officer and how can we prevent this from happening to other children!!
Not sure what will come of it, but a week after the 9-year-old girl was handcuffed and pepper-sprayed by police officers in Rochester, New York, the city's mayor on Thursday outlined a draft of police reform recommendations aimed at protecting "the sanctity of life."
This is disappointing and disgusting, police can’t empathize or calm
down a 9 year old with our use of forces, and violence. We need laws passed to protect minors against police terror.