Man… In the late ’90s, it was cool to be Latino, what with your J-Los and Ricky Martins making it seem like a sexy dance party, living la vida Latina. But, boy, did things change. Nowadays, we’re treated as scapegoats (as in Arizona’s draconian SB 1070) and targets for racial anger and violence.
Exhibit A: Seattle’s finest kicking a defenseless Latino male in the head after he was already lying face-down and cooperating with officers. After shouting “I’m going to beat the fucking Mexican piss out of you, homie” at a cooperating suspect, officer Shandy Cobane proceeded to kick an innocent man in the head. After the officers realized they had the wrong man, they let the bruised dude go without calling an ambulance to check his head wounds.
Thankfully, the incident was caught on tape, and Cobane has been placed on administrative leave as a result. Why he wasn’t outright fired is beyond us. Racist monsters have no place “serving and protecting” our communities. Therefore, we ask that you please let the Seattle Police Department know that Cobane’s actions are not acceptable. Click the link below to let the department know how you feel….
Here’s a news report with footage of the incident….