I care about what my son cares about. Noah sent me this YouTube clip. All he said in his email was ...wow. Noah's Dad is a cop and we are all appalled by this behavior.
I am female, but not what I would call overly emotional. I avoid female drama and do not tear-up at Chicken Soup for the Soul kinds of stories. In other words, not many blog posts make me cry- but this one did. I do cry when I am mad, especially when I feel helpless. I must admit, if I had been with these kids I would have gone to jail; no wonder so many kids aren't graduating. This guy crossed the line and should be kicked off the force.
June 26th, 2007
“SHE’S JUST RIDING A SKATEBOARD!” Skateboarders know that the annual Go Skateboarding Day is pretty much NO Skateboarding Day in the eyes of law enforcement. We’ve all had our fair share of testosterone-fueled police power trips, but sometimes luck’s on our side, and we have the video camera rolling while their dirty hooves are pushed against our backs.
Last week, a few kids in Arkansas were out skating for Go Skating Day and had a run-in with an officer. Unfortunately, the kids fought the law, and the law won. But thanks to a really smart videographer and Youtube, the skateboarders are about to really raise disorderly conduct.
If this angers you, then you’re a normal, red-blooded human being.
Oh and just in case you were interested, the officer’s name is Joey Williams, and he works for the:
Hot Springs Arkansas Police Department
Phone: (501) 321-6789
Fax: (501) 321-6708
Chief of Police, Bobby Southard
641 Malvern Avenue,
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
You know, just in case you were wondering.