Mother Starts Petition to Drop Charges Against 14 Year-Old Son Arrested for "Dehumanizing" Stare - Blogging Black Miami

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Deb

I was the daughter of a cop, I was the wife of a cop, and I spent 2 years of college studying Criminal Justice, so I think I have a better than average grasp of this situation. I first heard of this story in an email asking I go sign the petition. I read Maurissa's story, then did a search, and ended up here where I could finally view the video spoken of. After seeing the video I will absolutely go and sign this petition. Not necessarily because of the 'story', but because of what I see. The officers themselves admitted once they got to Tremaine they realized there was no fight going on. Now whether asking "why" could be considered "lipping off" (not in my book and it would have been my first question too), a cop replying "because I asked you to" has never been a legal warning to not "resist arrest". The very first thing I noticed in this video is that the size of this child is visibly smaller than either of these cops. From the bit I saw, I would like to know WHO was fighting with this cop, because Tremaine is hardly moving and certainly not 'resisting', while one cop is laying across him with his arm choking him and the other cop looks to be pinning one of Tremaine's legs to the ground while he "searches" him. I also spent 5 years working in a school full of teenagers, so I've seen a lot of "stares" from teenagers. What I would like to know is how to identify a "dehumanizing" stare.

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Hi! I've been following your website for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the good work!

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