racial profiling still exist....


... please dont be fooled by those who says it doesn't.

check out this story of a young man by the name of Jordan Miles. i found this story on theybf.com and it really crushed my spirit to see what they did to this young man. please pray that he make a speedy recovery and the officers that did this to him will get everything they deserve.
Story:
18 year oldJordan Miles is yet another headlining case of police brutality very likely due to blatant racial profiling. Pittsburgh cops severely beat him and ripped out his dreadlocks after he simply walked out of his mother’s house headed to his grandmother’s.

The photos taken by Jordan Miles’ mother show his face covered with raw, red bruises, his cheek and lip swollen, his right eye swollen shut. A bald spot mars the long black dreadlocks where the 18-year-old violist says police tore them from his head.

Now, 10 days after plainclothes officers stopped him on a street and arrested him after a struggle that they say revealed a soda bottle under his coat, not the gun they suspected, his right eye is still slightly swollen and bloodshot. His head is shaved. The three white officers who arrested him have been reassigned. And his mother says she is considering a lawsuit.

“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.”

A judge continued the case until Feb. 18 after the officers failed to appear at a hearing Thursday, Miles’ attorney, Kerrington Lewis, said.

The police department is saying little as it investigates and isn’t releasing the officers’ names. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said that the city is investigating whether the officers’ actions were justified and that if they weren’t, “they will be held accountable for those actions.”

“The incident was very troubling to me, and we’re taking it very seriously,” Ravenstahl told reporters. “It seems as if there was a tremendous amount of force used.”

By the way, Jordan is a studious teenager who plays the viola in his jazz band and orchestra at Pittsburgh’s prestigious Creative and Performing Arts High School.

“Reassigned?” Hair RIPPED out of this teenager’s head? And his jacket only held a soda bottle..not a gun? I’m disgusted…to say the least. Speak on it…

3 comments:

RoByn LaTice January 26, 2010 at 9:14 PM  

Yea, this is ridiculous. Very sad! I really hope the officers get suspended or worse.! Smh...sad shame!

ShAy~SHaY January 26, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

wow that is od!!! i do hope he makes a speedy recovery and those officers get what they deserve. When will this end??? smh

Miss.Fortune January 27, 2010 at 4:26 AM  

ok now this hurt me to read this