One Man’s Opinion” By Gordon Curvey
As you can see by the picture the officer looks like a lightweight boxer in the ring hitting a opponent. But this was not in the boxing ring. It was on a street corner only four blocks from where I live near Franklin High School.
It appears in the tape that is everywhere on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, You Tube etc, that 17 year old Marilyn Levios pushed Officer Ian Walsh. Then the officer hit the young girl with a round house punch to the face to young Levios.
The question is why the officer did what he did. Was the punch needed? Where was his pepper spray? Where was his back up?
Here is another thing that is going here in Seattle. It seems that most of the Seattle Police officers that patrol the areas where African Americans and people of color are, are not African Americans. So the question is do these non-black officers have the training to deal with young and older “inner city” citizens?
I think this is a major problem readers. I feel if you are a Seattle Police officer or any officer, you should know how to relate to African Americans and people of color. Because most minorities have a very negative feeling about police officers. This is a fact.
Finally another thing I have a problem with is this. I have a problem with “so called” community leaders calling press conferences as soon as it appears a white officer etc does something to a African American.
BUT where are these so called “community leaders” when it comes to BLACK ON BLACK CRIME!!! Where is the press conferences by these “so called” community leaders? They are nowhere in sight. For instance, their was a 12 year old kid shot and killed a few weeks ago in cross fire in the Skyway area of Seattle and the killers are still on the run. WHERE ARE THE COMMUNITY LEADERS? WHERE ARE THE PRESS CONFERENCES BY THESE SO CALLED COMMUNITY LEADERS??
Young Ms Levios was wrong to push a police officer. This is a fact. But Officer Ian Walsh was wrong too in punching the young girl. Very very wrong.
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