in today’s GTFOHWTBS news….
We know the story.
– A young Black man or woman is brutalized by the Police for no reason other than they are black at night….
-They are beaten within an inch of their lives or even murdered at the hands of the police.
– Witnesses tell the news media and social media what transpired
– The neighborhood protests en masse.
– the Police issue an “official statement” due to political heat that absolves them of any wrong doing.
– The officers are not disciplined or punished.
– It happens again.
And yes. It happened again. MadMen, I present for your consideration the tale of D’Paris Jenkins as reported initially by the Uptown Almanac.
What REALLY happened:
We’re told that the scene unfolded right as DJ was entering his house. As he was questioned by undercover narcotic agents grabbed DJ and shoved his head into his front door. DJ’s sister, who was holding a newborn baby, was witness to the entire scene. When she approached the door where DJ was being assaulted, a second officer pushed her.
They then dragged DJ into the street and punched him in the head until he was knocked out. Others in lock-up with DJ report that he blacked out and has no recollection of what happened. DJ is still in custody and not being allowed to speak to anyone; however, criminal charges are yet to be filed.
Currently two of the other three men who were arrested have been released.
We’re told man seen holding the cane in the video is a gay, HIV-positive man who needs his cane because of medical complications. The police are continuing to hold him in custody, allegedly because his cane is being considered a “deadly weapon.”
Orlando (last name unknown), who had his face bloodied after pulling the man with the cane away from officers, was released “a few hours ago,” according to Travis Jensen.
What the Police REPORTED happened:
“At approximately 3:41 PM Friday, officers from the Violence Reduction Team, working a plainclothes assignment attempted to stop a bicyclist in the area of Maxell and Rosa Parks for a California vehicle code infraction. The suspect fled from the officers after they identified themselves as police. The suspect attempted to flee into a residence. The officers confronted the suspect near the doorway and requested additional units for assistance. The suspect failed to comply with lawful orders from the officers and continued to resist the officers. Reasonable force was used by the officers to effect the arrest. During this incident, multiple subjects came from the rear of the residence and formed a hostile crowd around the officers. One subject attempted to strike an officer with a cane, while another suspect bit an officer. Two officers suffered non-life threatening injuries. In total, 4 suspects were arrested. 2 felony and 1 misdemeanor arrests resulted in bookings. One misdemeanor arrest resulted in a cite.”