When an African American woman Jacqueline Craig said a white man didn’t have a right to put his hands on her 7-year-old son, the police officer who responded to her 9-1-1 call retorted, “Why not?”
Now, Lee Merritt, the attorney for Jacqueline Craig and Brea Hymond, is with his client at the Fort Worth jail.
A video of a Fort Worth, Texas police officer antagonizing, assaulting, and ultimately arresting a black mother who reported an assault on her son is circulating on social media.
The police officer had a very calm and quiet exchange with the white attacker. Then he strolled over to the mother, Jacqueline Craig, and asked insultingly, “What’s going on with you?”
“My daughter and son came home, saying that this man grabbed him and choked him,” Craig said as her daughter recorded. “I came around here and asked him. I said, ‘Why did you put your hands on my son?’ He said, ‘Oh, he threw some paper and I told him to pick it up.’ He said he defied him and that’s why he did it…you don’t have the right to choke somebody’s son. My son is 7-years-old, you don’t have the right to grab him and choke him.”
The officer then asked in an accusing tone, “Why don’t you teach your son not to litter?”
“He can’t prove to me that he did or didn’t, but it doesn’t matter,” Craig said. “That doesn’t give him the right to put his hands on him.”
The officer responded, “Why not?”
Watch the infuriating video below…
The police officer eventually detained the person recording the assault and took her phone.
The officer then began goading the woman, refusing to respond to the clear criminal act of assault against her son.
Instead, he asked Craig what she was upset about.
When her daughter, Brea Hymond, attempted to get between her and the officer, the cop pushed her out of the way, grabbed Craig pushed her to the ground. Then he pressed a Taser into her back, then pointed the Taser at her family.
The Fort Worth Police Department had no statement to relay and claims to not know about the incident even though it was caught on video.
(Article by M. David)