On Saturday afternoon, August 27th, Genna Little posted this video to her Facebook profile with the following information:
My roommates were victim of police brutality last night in Chico, CA. They were sober and outside her home. The officer abused them, both verbally and physically, and then sent her to jail for a “broken tail light” that wasn’t broken at all. It’s one thing to see this on the news but it’s another to have it happen to people that you’re close to. This officer MUST have his badge removed at all costs. If ANYONE knows of a good lawyer/a way for my friend to receive legal aid I would be so incredibly appreciative. Also sharing this video and making it go viral would help enormously. Seriously, just a share is all I need. Please help.
According to testimony given in the video, the two young women were on their way home when they spotted a police interaction. The girl seen being abused in the video decided to stop and film it, as was her right and moral duty.
However this cop does not seem to care much about rights or morals, as he then proceeds to follow the two ladies home from the scene of the interaction they filmed. Upon arrival the officer pulls over and attempts to detain the victim against her will and with no justifiable cause. He continues to escalate his violence as the woman filming sobs and begs for answers and an end to the violence.
A second officer arrives to handle her while the first officer finishes abusing and then arresting the victim. At the end of the video he tells the crying lady that this was all over a broken taillight. According to Genna, the taillight was in fact fully operational.
The motive for this violence is obvious – retaliation.
Violence is blue privilege.
Fuck your badge.