As the rage against Trump and his fascist regime rises, folks of all walks of life have been taking to the streets to have their voices heard. One such event protesting Trumps newly appointed (and quickly overturned) ban on immigrants hailing from 7 Muslim-majority nations that took place in Arizona quickly turned ugly when police used brute and violent force upon the crowd who were peacefully protesting- striking down an 86 year old and temporarily blinding an elderly school teacher.
As reported By Vocativ:
A police officer in Tucson, Arizona, shoved an 86-year-old woman onto the pavement during a tense confrontation with demonstrators opposed to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, video footage shows.
The Tucson Police Department said that it is investigating the incident from earlier this month that also left a retired school teacher with a face full of pepper spray as she tried to help the elderly woman, who is reportedly 4-foot-5 and weighs less than 100 pounds, up off the ground. “I saw the police being way more aggressive than I’ve ever seen them be,” Rolande Baker, the 65-year-old former educator told the Washington Post, adding that the pepper spray attack had left her temporarily blind.
What we have here folks is the result of a President whose want for power supersedes his obligation to follow rule of law. These individuals were simply exercising their first amendment rights- only to be suppressed by Trump’s developing police state. “Authorities released body cam footage of the protest on Friday following a Freedom of Information Act request by Tucson News Now, a local television station, and amid mounting accusations among local immigration advocates that police had used excessive force against protesters. Tucson police chief Chris Magnus has said that officers handled the crowd appropriately. You can watch the entire body cam footage here.”
Apparently assaulting a frail old woman, and temporarily blinding another, constitutes as “appropriate” in times like these. The alarming body cam footage also showcases officers police physically shoving other protesters at will.