A Broward County, Florida cop was covertly filmed pushing an old man down, and slapping the shit out of him. During the assault, the cop made himself feel like God by saying things like: “I’ll tell you what to do, and you’re gonna do it! It’s that simple.” The old man was on his way to the bathroom, but was assaulted midway, and subsequently, like an animal, denied the need to pee. But it’s the condescending “relaaaax” that always follows an uncalled for escalation of force by cops that gets favorite.
The man was homeless and wanted to use the terminal’s public bathrooms. That was reportedly the sole reason why he was assaulted. And instead of the cop being immediately fired and charged with assault, the homeless man – 58 year old homeless man Bruce Laclair, was charged with trespassing an unoccupied structure or conveyance.
The Fort Lauderdale cop, whose name has not been released, would have gotten completely away with the assault, if not for the video. But since the the assault was filmed, he will still get away with it, but first he has been put on paid leave (vacation paid-for by the taxpayer) pending investigation.
“You’re under arrest for me slapping the shit out of you” – that about sums up the awesomeness of life in a police state. Where a man with all the power, abuses man with none and gets away with it.
Keep in mind that this is also the place where a priest, a pastor and a 90 year old man were arrested and charged for feeding the homeless.
The cop’s name is Victor Ramirez and he was off-duty at the time. He has been suspended with pay. Thanks DaSilvaFlipFlops for the update.