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Racism within the Chicago Police
What is the purpose of having police? Is it not to protect and retain order among the community? Well these two policemen in a recently released evidence video of a spa raid over a year ago tells a different story. On July 31st of 2013, a police raid on a spa massage parlor was conducted after a report of alleged sex services was offered in one of the back rooms of the parlor. The police came in hot and immobilized 32-year-old salon manager Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek. Without clearly explaining what was going on, two policemen dragged her into the lobby and started yelling and retraining her. Klyzek was tased after allegedly scratching and punching an officer; mind you Klyzek is only 5’2” and 110lbs. Even after being handcuffed and kneeling, one of the officers clearly slapped her from behind on the back of her head. Even if the retainee is uncooperative and or loud, this is not the way to behave. Being a police does not give you the right to do anything you want. And it certainly does not entitle you to the racist comments and threats that progressed after Klyzek was immobilized and on her knees. One of the policemen screams “I’ll put you in a UPS box and send you back to wherever the f— you came from, and I’ll take this place and the whoever owns it will f— kill you because they don’t care. I’ll make one call and take this building. Then you’ll be dead and your family will be dead.” If that hasn’t stirred you up then I don’t know what will because police brutality is wrong, and racism is definitely wrong. It’s not just Asian Americans or this Asian American in particular that are treated unequally. Immigrants from all around the world may face such struggles here. Quite ironic considering this country was founded by immigrants.
On a lighter note, this video surface on the internet because of Klyzek’s decision to sue the Chicago police department after fighting off allegations and charges placed against her by the same police department over the past year. The evidence from this video shows quite clearly what “really happened” and may help prove whatever scratching or biting that may or may not have occurred was an act of self-defense. So take that corrupt cops. Point 1 Humanity—0 Corruption.
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