posted on Feb, 13 2008 @ 04:35 PM
In 1989, I was hit by a hit and run driver and was left on the side of the road with a broken leg.
When a cop car just happened by and I got them to stop by yelling and waving my hands, they acted like they didn't believe me and kept asking me
questions that given the trauma I had just endured, I was unable to answer cogently.
Then, one of the officers stepped over me and in the process kicked my broken leg at which time I was convulsed with pain.
It should be noted that at the time I was hit by the car, I had just walked a brisk mile or so and besides not showing any outward signs of pain, I
showed no reaction to the cold, either.
When I told my landlord, who was a former New Orleans chief-of-police how the officer had kicked my leg, he responded nonchalantly, "He was just
checking to see if your leg was really broken", which was my suspicion from the moment it happened.
I am a supporter of the police in general and am respectful to them in all cases, but clearly, there are police who are corrupt, stupid, grandiose,
and callous toward the suffering of others.
These are pretty common human frailties and we should not be surprised when such people wind up in uniform, but when they are identified they should
be prosecuted to the maximum extent and terminated.
[edit on 2008/2/13 by GradyPhilpott]