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Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:29 PM

Just another police officer beating a black man, in Minnesota this time

The extent of the offence by the motorist? Allegedly tailgating, which has led to charges of "assault with a deadly weapon." Perhaps there's something more to this story, but the officer's conduct is highly unprofessional, to say the least.






The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an investigation after releasing dash cam video of a Worthington, MN police officer pulling a motorist out of a car and beating him.

According to the ACLU, the incident happened in July 28, 2016 and is one piece of evidence of what is says is as systemic problem racial profiling and police brutality in the Worthington Police Department, Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, and the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force. According to the ACLU, the video shows Agent Joe Joswiak of the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force opened the door of Anthony Promvongsa car. Agent Joswiak then yells “Get the fuck out of the car, motherfucker!”. He punches and knees Promvongsa repeatedly before another officer assists in pulling him out of the car, putting him face down on the road and handcuffing him.

The pretext of stopping Promvongsa’s car, says the ACLU, was for tailgating. In a post about the incident the ACLU says

“It turns out the agitated motorist Anthony encountered before being assaulted by Agent Joswiak was an off-duty police officer who called Joswiak to go after Anthony for tailgating him. The officer reports regarding the incident make no mention of any suspicion that Anthony was committing a drug offense. The police have charged Anthony with various offenses, the most serious being fleeing in a motor vehicle and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon — his car. ”

http://theuptake.org/2017/06/22/aclu-video-shows-worthington-police-beating-motorist/

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 06:04 PM

1. So much for friendly Worthington.

 

Let's beat the hell out of someone today. Knowing the area,this sucker will get a promotion.

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Thu Jun 22, 2017, 06:35 PM

2. The victim is not black

He is Laotian American.

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