An elementary school teacher was body slammed for allegedly driving 15 mph over the speed limit. The officer tossed the 115-pound woman around like a rag doll, then went full racist once they had her in the back of the police cruiser. Explaining everything that is wrong with law enforcement in America, he said that white people are right to fear blacks because they have “violent tendencies.”
The entire abhorrent incident, which occurred in June 2015, was caught on dash cam video that has just been released.
Breaion King, 26, had just pulled into a parking spot at a local parking center when a police car appeared and all hell broke loose. The Austin police officer claims she was speeding, and that he had been trying to pull her over. But it seems that King was completely unaware that he had been behind her.
When she began to exit the car the cop ordered her to get back into her car. She complied. He asked for her license and registration, then told her to put her legs in the car. When she doesn’t move quite as fast as he wanted her to, he tells her to get out of the car. As she begins to comply with the latest of his orders, the officer reaches into the car and begins dragging King out of the car.
He proceeds to throw her to the ground and wrestle with her as she tries to comply with his orders. You can hear her screaming in desperation,
Oh my God. Oh my God! Why are you doing this to me?
Another officer then arrives. They place her in handcuffs and hold her arms in the air behind her at a 90-degree angle, dragging her into the back of the police car.
While in the cruiser on the way to the police station, King begins a dialogue with an officer named Patrick Spradlin. She asked him why there is such an overwhelming fear of African-Americans. “That’s what I want to figure out because I’m not a bad black person,” King said. Spradlin’s answer was absolutely repulsive and couldn’t be a better demonstration of the underlying problems that plague law enforcement when it comes to minorities.
I can give you a really good idea, a really good idea why it might be that way. Violent tendencies. I want you to think about that.
I’m not saying anything, I’m not saying it’s true, I’m not saying I agree with it or nothing. But 99 percent of the time, when you hear about stuff like that, it is the black community that is being violent. That’s why a lot of white people are afraid. And I don’t blame them.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, who is Hispanic, said he was “sickened” when he saw the video and promised to not only investigate this incident but also to address the blatant racism within his department that it made so very obvious.
“For those that think life is perfect for people of color, I want you to listen to that conversation and tell me we don’t have social issues in this nation,” Acevedo said. “Issues of bias. Issues of racism. Issues of people being looked at different because of their color.”
You can watch the entire video of King’s terrifying run-in with Austin police here:
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