White Sacramento Police Officer Fractures 12-Year-Old Black Girl's Sternum. Over A Movie Ticket
Civil Rights Attorney, Oakland, CA – Joel Siegal of Siegal & Richardson, statement on Civil Rights - Black Lives Matter.
By: Siegal & Richardson
One of the adults purchased the movie tickets for the girls and passed them out. After dinner, the girls walked into the movie theater. The girls used their tickets to enter the lobby. The girls then played games and bought snacks while they waited for the movie to start.
The girls then walked to Theater 11, where their movie was showing. Syiet showed her ticket to the door attendant and was allowed entry. Katherine realized she lost her ticket while they were playing in the lobby, but was allowed entry when she showed the attendant her receipt. The girls took their seats.
The theater was filled with patrons of different ages, genders, and races. Shortly after the movie began, Sacramento Police Officer Tim Martin, entered the theater and began asking only the Black patrons to show their tickets. Syiet and Katherine were doing nothing to draw attention to themselves, other than being Black in America.
Officer Martin approached the birthday party and ordered Syiet and Katherine to show him their tickets. Despite having done nothing wrong, Syiet complied and showed her ticket.
Katherine attempted to comply by telling Officer Martin that she had lost her ticket, but that her receipt was in her backpack and that the attendant had allowed her in. Instead of allowing Katherine to retrieve her receipt from her backpack. Officer Martin grabbed Katherine's arm and yanked her into a standing position. He then twisted her arm and slammed her face into the concrete floor. Video Here: https://youtu.be/
Officer Martin then struck Syiet so hard that he fractured her sternum. A grown man, hit a 12-Year-Old girl so hard that it broke her bones.
How many Black children need to have their bones broken and their faces slammed into the concrete before police are held accountable?
This is why we support Black Lives Matter. Racism in policing is a horrific problem and we all have an obligation to stand up and fight for what is right. At Siegal & Richardson, we say it's time the police were held accountable for terrorizing our children. And we intend to do just that.
Learn more about how we're going to hold the Police accountable for Syiet and Katherine and many others at our website: https://litigateforjustice.com/
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