Clairton, PA – the setting of the 1978 movie Deerhunter.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. Just after 10pm.
Two friends walked home. They’d just gotten ice cream.
A sedan approached, then slowed. Suddenly a door opened and a man burst out and ran toward the girls.
One of them – 17-year-old Merceedez Wright took off. She was scared. But the man was able to cover the ground.
According to friend Destiny Hester, the man “ran full force .. pounced on her, then started kicking her and pulling her hair.”
A bystander’s cellphone captured Merceedez’ screams. A nearby surveillance camera captured the three minute assault.
When the aggressor, then joined by two accomplices, attempted to force Merceedez to his car, she tried to escape. But she was tripped and kidnapped.
Eventually, Merceedez was hospitalized with cuts and bruises, and injuries to her trachea, esophagus and neck.
The men who beat her – far from being criminals on the run – are criminals being protected by the Clairton Police Outfit – where they work.
Those men – who have yet to be identified – had the gall to claim that their actions were just, and pointed to a dictate made by their friends, who conspire as a corporation called the “City of Clairton”
It is individuals who act and thus individuals alone who are responsible for their actions. Not policies. Not legalese.
Merceedez was peacefully walking. She was not committing any crime. She had caused no victim.
The criminals in this situation all wore badges. So much for the desired close relationship with the community.
If you have a moment, give those responsible a call: 412.233.6213
Much love to the individual who stopped to film!
And keep in mind that Merceedez, like each one of us, has the right to use self defense to thwart an aggressor.
As said by Lysander Spooner, “There can be no criminal intent in resisting injustice.”
CLAIRTON POLICE OUTFIT
- “Schools As Prisons” video
- “When Should You Shoot a Cop” video
- Film The Police page
- Library page
- Welcome LEOs page
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- Teenage girl says Clairton police beat her after curfew violation by Bob Hazen on July 18, 2014