September 18, 2014 12:47 pm -


The Mayor of Newark has ordered an investigation after a plain-clothes officer broke a teenager’s arm during an attempt to clear a street of school protesters. The protest began when the students blocked the street near the headquarters of the Newark Public School District to protest new policies imposed by the district’s superintendent. A video of…


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5 responses to Teen Says Cops Broke Her Arm

  1. tiredoftea September 18th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    That’s a lesson in democracy in action.

  2. wpadon September 18th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    The teen was white, she survived to tell her side of the story.

  3. juicyfruityyy September 18th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    ‘You do not have consent to touch me.’ That is battery. Then he broke her arm (assault), and failed to ID himself.

  4. Dwendt44 September 18th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    For a long time, police abuse was just swept under the rug and those who suffered from it were ignored and dismissed as “it’s your own fault’ or ‘You had it coming’ , Nonsense.
    Only if and when you are resisting arrest should strong arm tactics be allowed.
    Ruffing up or ‘tuning up’ a suspect is bad policy and should be punished.

    • whatthe46 September 18th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      “Only if and when you are resisting arrest should strong arm tactics be allowed.” the problem there is that, they (cops) use that as an excuse to use force and abuse all the time. especially when you are already in custody and happen to show up with a couple of black eyes. who will the courts believe, you or the cop when those charges are made? even when caught on camera, that’s one of the first things the officer claims in order to justify strong arm tactics.