|Eric Parker, Madison police officer recommended for termination after the incident involving Sureshbhai Patel on Feb. 6 (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)|
Said U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance regarding the charges against Eric Parker for deprivation of rights under color of law with respect to his excessive use of force in slamming Mr. Patel to ground on a concrete sidewalk. What she forgot to add is "unless you are an African American". Hopefully this will teach police officers everywhere from treating foreigners like a skinny black guy.
What happened to Mr. Patel was outrageous. Thankfully, the FBI and the Department of Justice moved swiftly to deal with this violent act of unwarranted violent and criminal assault on an innocent man, who had every right to be walking in the neighborhood where his son lived. Mr. Patel had recently come to America to help with childcare responsibilities of his grandchild. He deserved far better treatment from the law enforcement community, which far too often doesn't promote public safety or protect people, but instead acts like a lawless gang of thugs above the law. Hopefully, Eric Parker will be convicted for his actions and serve time in a federal prison for this violent assault.
#BlackLivesMatter not so much in the United States of America. Let's play some basketball and teach black males between the ages of 13 and 17 how to behave when they are engaged by police.
We cannot, nor will not, be accepting of a system that does not truly treat us equally as human beings! #BlackLivesMatter #NicholasThomas
— Dante Boykin (@DanteB4u) March 25, 2015