The following is so shocking and horrifying that I feel compelled to do my part to spread the word. The attached video shows Knoxville Tennessee police mistreating an obese, elderly woman. What was done to her was inhumane and would not warrant the action of just one misguided cop. This is a cultural problem at the Knoxville Police Department. Not a single officer intervened to help her – and there were at least five involved. It wasn’t racist. Both black and white officers were involved and there was not an iota of sympathy among them. Heartless bastards! Some laughed at the poor woman.
I think this is worse than the death of George Floyd. Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose and police handled him according to their training. I’m not saying I approve of the training but I firmly believe that you can’t teach the police to use certain tactics, such as the knee to the neck, and then turn around and prosecute the police for doing what they were taught. Change the damn training.
I am posting two videos. They provide horrifying images that completely ignore the life of Lisa Edwards.
The hospital, the doctors who discharged her and the police are responsible in my view and I hope that a determined lawyer steps up to get some justice for her family.