COP slams Elderly Woman with Alzeimer’s on the ground

POLICE BRUTALITY(RAW STORY)   On the night of August 1, at a Whitehall, Ohio Walmart, Virginia Dodson could not remember why she was sitting alone in a car. Coming to grips with her enclosed environment, it dawned on her that she did not know how to unbuckle her seat belt either. Panic began to take hold.

Her solution was to scrounge up a steak knife and cut through the straps, eventually finding her way into the confusing world of the parking lot, still wielding the blade.

Virginia, an 84-year-old African American, has Alzheimer’s disease. Like many other sufferers, the responsibility for her care fell to her adult child. Her daughter, however, was inside the store.

It was only a short matter of time before the police were called.

As she wandered the parking lot calling her daughter’s name, she was approached by a white, female officer who clearly ordered her to drop the weapon. She did not.

What happened next was captured on video and uploaded that same night to YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcSowz2eSzM

On the night of August 1, at a Whitehall, Ohio Walmart, Virginia Dodson could not remember why she was sitting alone in a car. Coming to grips with her enclosed environment, it dawned on her that she did not know how to unbuckle her seat belt either. Panic began to take hold.
Her solution was to scrounge up a steak knife and cut through the straps, eventually finding her way into the confusing world of the parking lot, still wielding the blade.
Virginia, an 84-year-old African American, has Alzheimer’s disease. Like many other sufferers, the responsibility for her care fell to her adult child. Her daughter, however, was inside the store.
It was only a short matter of time before the police were called.
As she wandered the parking lot calling her daughter’s name, she was approached by a white, female officer who clearly ordered her to drop the weapon. She did not.
What happened next was captured on video and uploaded that same night to YouTube

During the video, a male police officer can be heard shouting at the crowd: “We’re not gonna hurt her! Step back!” Moments later, an unseen male asks, “What would you do if someone slammed your mother to the ground?”

The narrator adds: “Officer Fullerton of the Whitehall Police Department.” He picked up a phone and called someone, then continued: “Yeah, I’m out here… sitting here watching these police beat up an 80-year-old old lady, man. Yeah, you know this is going on the news tonight, bro. I got the news footage.”

“Dotson’s daughter said her mother needed stitches to close the wounds and her hand may have been broken,” added NBC4i.

Police declined to press charges against the woman, who was released back into her daughter’s custody.

“What’s got me is that since it’s obvious the female officer (proving that its not a gender-based issue) was strong enough to take her down with ease, why not just grab the knife from her instead?” askedSan Francisco Chronicle blogger zennie62.

He continued: “To me, police officers are supposed to be trained to be super people in judgment not just strength. Yes, I know that what they do is dangerous, but the job doesn’t have to be a thankless one. Somewhere along the way, deep in our long term backslide in education spending and the decline of leisure time we produced a society of people impatient to study a situation then react in a non-violent way.”

The man responsible for this even becoming news, YouTube user mainetaine187, opines in the video’s description, “I think excessive force was used.”

But, he concludes, “U be the judge…..”

http://rawstory.com/blog/2009/08/video-ohio-cop-bodyslams-knife-wielding-grandma/

10 Responses to COP slams Elderly Woman with Alzeimer’s on the ground

  • Shame on the police department! This is totally uncalled for! They need to be suspended from the force! You do not treat an elder like that at all! Obviously they never had any home training! Respect your elders! They need to go back and get an education! I hope the citizens of Virgina do something about this!

  • At the beginning of the video the old woman is thrown to the ground. She then can be seen flat on her back, bleeding from the head.
    At the two minute mark Officer Einstein says, “We’re not gonna hurt her!”

    Lady Liberty, put a fork in her, she’s done.

  • This is the most disturbing video I have ever seen, I can understand police officers having to protect themselves but anyone could see the elderly woman looked like she was wandering around lost looking for help and that was her reason for approaching the police officer, we are always taught when you have a problem the police are there to help you but that female police officer slammed her down on the ground splitting her head open like she was a hardened criminal. It is a digusting thing to watch!

  • I concur wholeheartedly with Annie. Bunker mentality, ignorance and fear created this travesty. Can anyone spell mega l-a-w-s-u-i-t-(s).. This is a more and more common occurrence. Get Sheriff Richard Mack’s new book, The County Sheriff, America’s Last
    Hope and educate yourselves and all law enforcement personnel that you can. God bless that poor woman and her family. God help us all.

  • I’m so sick of these fucking pigs…these motherfuckers should be killed

  • Police are Cowards, no excuse.
    no self control.
    what a way to serve and protect,cowards.

  • That female officer should not only be fired,she should be jailed. That was one of the most cowardly act that I’ve ever seen. Our police forces need serious re-education. It’s no wonder that most of my classmetes who graduated at the bottom of the class became police officers. It seems like being a moron is a pre-requisite in order to become a peac officer (which has now morphed into what they now call “law enforcerS”

  • Every since the police officers were turned into tax collectors, they have no clue as to how to help people. All money is not good money. This poor police woman will have to live with this for the rest of her life. I just hope that she gets out of the police force before she is forced to kill someone. In that case, her soul will be damned. May God help her while there is still time.

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