Don’t forget these things.
At least they named a car after him…
On January 12, 2010, one day after his 18th birthday, CAPA High School honors student Jordan Trent Miles was ambushed by three plain clothes Pittsburgh police officers, who failed to identify themselves and approached him aggressively. The officers did not say “Stop! Police!”, they jumped out of an unmarked vehicle, one of them yelling “Where’s your money? Where’s the drugs? Where’s the gun?” Miles, never before in trouble with the police and thinking he was being robbed, began to run, and slipped on the icy sidewalk. The officers overtook Miles and administered a brutal beating that left him unrecognizable, ripping dreadlocks out of his head, and continuing to beat him as he lay on the ground after their initial assault, stammering the Lord’s Prayer. There can be no explaining away or excusing what was done to Miles.
The police officers lied about what happened, claiming there was a bulge in his pocket they assumed was a gun but “turned out to be a Mountain Dew bottle”. No bottle was ever entered into evidence, and Jordan and his friends will tell you he doesn’t even drink the soda. The officers also attempted to claim a neighbor reported him as a prowler and attempted to bring assault charges against Miles, which were tossed out of court when the neighbor said she did no such thing. Despite all this, the City of Pittsburgh went on to reward these violent officers with a commendation and, during their suspension, paid them more than they earned while working. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh DA has not brought charges and the Justice Department announced on May 4th, 2011 that it would not prosecute the three officers. The mayor and police chief announced on May 5th that the three officers would be returning to work.
“I feel that my son was racially profiled,” Terez Miles said. “It’s a rough neighborhood; it was after dark. … They assumed he was up to no good because he’s black. My son, he knows nothing about the streets at all. He’s had a very sheltered life, he’s very quiet, he doesn’t know police officers sit in cars and stalk people like that.”
this is exactly what i’m talking about.
look at the pathetic amount of notes on this. why can’t this get coverage? i don’t give a shit about another missing white girl.
Lost for words.
why is this the first time i’m hearing about this?
The before and after pics sent chills up my body. Wtf? I just don’t understand why we have to take this and for how much longer. I really just don’t get the fucking disgustingness of the officers who do shit like this and how they get commended and rewarded. I get the racism and all that. But just… wow
Truth! We cant stand for it. Until the masses unite and protest and there are MAJOR consequences past the officers going to jail, like some serious consequences, theyre gonna keep doing it
We’re enabling them by doing nothing and accepting it. Keep up spreading the word, as much as possible.
Welcome to Amerikkka!! Surprised by these actions? Hell no!! I was a teenage kid during the whole Rodney King incident and have lived in the South my entire life. This is just par the course for those corrupt and evil police officers.
Spread the word. This ain’t an isolated incident.
When I was a kid, all they had was ‘Peach’, ‘Brown’, and I was just reminded there was a ‘Flesh’ colored crayon that resembled ‘flesh’ as much as a Band-Aid. (For most folks, the ‘flesh’ color of a Band-Aid is a cruel joke).
While having dinner with Muhbabay and her family, including her adorable nieces who are in town, I was pleasantly surprised to see Crayola making moves in the name of equal treatment for people of all colors who wanna color.
If he really said this, it’s the purest stroke of #Sheenius yet…
If not, the meme is still awesome…