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Police had been responding to a “disturbance” near the University of Tennessee when a house party estimated to be composed of 800+ individuals spilled out onto the street. Deputy Brandon Gilliam wrote in the report that when detaining Dotson, he “began to physically resist officers’ instructions to place his hands behind his back, and at one point grabbed on to an officer’s leg.” At some point, Deputy Phillips felt the need to begin choking Dotson to the point where he passed out — lethal force by any definition.
The deputy who assaulted the student was fired and the deputies who stood by were suspended. As it should be.
This dude made a rookie mistake. You never assault the rich white kids, they’re the only ones the system cares about after all.
I hate that Ferguson is still in active chaos, but I’m also comforted by the fact that I have seen people of every race and background protesting together. Many people are coming from neighboring states and abroad to support the protestors with water/milk, food, or at least standing with them. I hope that these events make a noteworthy change and aren’t swept under the rug in textbooks. You can’t trust law enforcement that is built on a prejudiced system and functions more like an oppressive fraternity.
The cops at UT are fucking horrible people. Ive heard horror stories of the cops around UT buying homeless people food and it being full of laxatives.