by Antrhony Martin @The Examiner
But the behavior of some police officers is even more troublesome than the equipment they are using.
The latest incident occurred in DeKalb County, Ga. in the early morning hours of July 26 when police came knocking on the door of Natania Griffin at 1:30 a.m. Griffin's 23 year old son, Donovan Hall, stated that he heard knocks on the door that only got louder and louder, until those who sought entrance were outright banging aggressively on the door.
Hall said that he was confused as to why police would be at the home at such an hour.
Finally, Hall timidly opened the door and asked what the officers wanted. They never answered his question, said Hall, but immediately stormed into the house and pinned Hall and his brother on the floor.
At that point Hall reports that the officers began to kick and beat the two brothers and at one point held a taser to the head of the younger sibling. Both were placed in handcuffs and never told why, nor were they informed of any charges against them.
It turns out that the mother of the home, Natania Griffin, owed the county $1,000.00 in a civil fine. She was 15 days late with the payment. But the officers never stated why they were there nor did they read Griffin her rights. Neither of Griffin's sons were being placed under arrest, although they were beaten and cuffed.
Yet in a video taken by Hall of the incident, one of the officers is heard to exclaim, "I wish I could cane both y'all's asses."
The 19-minute video, embedded in the top left column, captures most of what took place on that horrific night. The family posted the video on YouTube, where it immediately went viral.
Griffin reports that she hopes to hire a lawyer to investigate what action can be taken against the DeKalb County Sheriffs Department, but the family lacks the funds to do so.
"Although it happened to my family," said Griffin, "It's a microcosm of the world. What about the other countless families who feel powerless against this kind of tyranny? Who is championing their cause? This is a problem."
A problem, indeed. And Griffin is 100 percent correct in referring to it as tyranny. The growing police state along with the routine trampling of guaranteed Constitutional rights is the proof.
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