Miami police officer hit woman in face severely
A US police officer in Florida who was recorded on video hitting a nonviolent and unarmed Black woman in her face has managed to escape being fired.
Iran Press/America: The footage was recorded Wednesday night at Miami International Airport, where the unidentified woman can be seen exchanging increasingly heated words with the officer over an unspecified topic.
The officer seeming to smack her face very hard at extremely close range, knocking her to the ground and handcuffing her. That’s where the video stopped, likely leaving out precious context.
The cop said the woman head-butted him and implied that he was simply protecting himself, but the video of the incident doesn’t appear to show her making any contact with him even if she was less than an inch away from his face.
Violence against black men and women at the hands of white authority is foundational to the United States and continues to influence its policing culture to this day.
In this regard, the death of George Floyd, 46, a black man who died on 25 May after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis, across the United States, and around the world and show one of the US old problems; human rights violation, police brutality and racism especially against African Americans.