Police Accountability Report: Episode 121 – LRN.fm

This week, a couple stories that should cause anyone critically thinking to see that those wearing badges aren’t always operating with the best intentions.

Story #1
HS Student Says He Suffered Serious Injuries During Arrest


A 16-year-old charter school student says he was roughed up by police so badly it sent him to the hospital with injuries that could last a lifetime.
Darrin Manning was still having trouble walking a week later. He suffered serious injuries to his genitals. He claims his injuries came at the hands of a Philadelphia police officer during a recent arrest.
“I think that was wrong, it was going overboard,” Manning said.
Manning, a sophomore at Mathematics, Civics and Charter School, had just gotten off the subway with a dozen teammates in uniform on their way to play a high school basketball game.
He says the group was confronted by police at Broad Street and Girard Avenue. Exactly why the students were stopped and questioned remains unclear, but Manning says he was put in handcuffs. He then says during a pat down a female officer squeezed his genitals so hard-it ruptured his testicle.
“She patted me down again, and then I felt her reach, and she grabbed my butt. And then she grabbed and squeezed again and pulled down. And that’s when I heard something pop, like I felt it pop,” Manning said.
Hospital records show Manning spent the night following his arrest at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he underwent emergency surgery.
“I’m just grateful that they didn’t just kill him,” said the boy’s, mother, Ikea Coney.
She says her son may have permanent injuries preventing him from fathering children.
“The doctor told me, ‘You need to press charges,’ and that just alarmed me,” Coney said.
Manning is now facing charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
“He don’t deserve no felony. He’s not a bad child. He’s not in the streets,” Coney said.
“I believe he was sexually assaulted,” said Veronica Joyner, founder of the Mathematics, Civics and Charter School.
Joyner says she was with Manning 10 minutes before the incident. She says this straight-A model student hasn’t had a single discipline problem in his three-year history at the school.
“They shouldn’t be able to do that to any child. But this is a 16-year-old, and that force that was used in his private area, it’s sort of concerning to me,” Coney said.
‘I blame myself,’ Coney told a reporter, crying. ‘I taught my son to respect cops, not to fear them. Maybe if he was afraid, he would have run like the other boys and he would have been OK.’

Story #2
They Serve, Protect and Shoot Your Puppy


Another sickening police interaction happened on December 30, 2012 with members of the Harvey Police Department. Two men claim in federal lawsuits that Police in Harvey, Illinois, shot a man in the back of the leg without cause, threatened to “shoot the shit out of” a witness with a camera, then shot to death a witness’s puppy. To learn more about this incident, go to CopBlock.org/TriggerHappy.

That’s this week’s Police Accountability Report brought to you by CopBlock.org.
I hope you’ll take a moment to consider just what it is that you are paying for via taxation – and speak out against the corruption.
Until next week, stay safe and remember that badges don’t grant extra rights

Darryl W. Perry

Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPRadioNews, the weekly news podcasts FPP Freedom Minute and Police Accountability Report, hosts the weekly radio show Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live.   Darryl is a co-founder and co-chair of the NH Liberty Party.   Darryl is the Owner/Managing Editor of Free Press Publications.