|The NYPD could have killed me. James Blake was injured by a plain clothes officer who slammed him down.|
The video that shows retired tennis star James Blake getting a face full of concrete after he was slammed to the ground by the law.
The video has went viral. The New York Police Department is doing damage control. They already put the officer who slammed Blake to ground in the freezer pending a disciplinary hearing. The mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner Bill Bratton offered apologies.
Blake didn't accept that. What Blake wants is those who done this act to be fired out the cannon.
The disciplinary hearing could determine if the plain clothed officer James Frascatore should get a cannon firing. Matter of fact, a trove of information about Frascatore came out this weekend.
This isn't the first time he's been involved in unnecessary roughness. It's been over five times and those times often involved Black suspects or in the case of James, mistaken identity.
Blake was waiting for his ride. He was on his way to view the U.S. Open when this guy comes out nowhere and body slammed him to the ground. Blake didn't even know what hit him. It was finally revealed that he was a NYPD officer. Four other officers aided in his arrest. They detain him for 15 minutes. He was bruised up and traumatized.
"The first words out of my mouth were 'I'm 100 percent cooperating,'" Blake told CNN Saturday.
|The video went viral.|
Officer James Frascatore has had multiple complaints levied against him in the past and has been sued four times for using excessive force. All four cases are still ongoing.
"I've seen [the video] a few times now, and they talk about being desensitized when you see something a lot, and I'm definitely not at that point because it still strikes a nerve," Blake told CNN. "It's still so frustrating and angering to see how vulnerable I was and what he did with that. To be a police officer you're given a lot of rights, you're given certain powers. And then to abuse them is just wrong."
"This officer didn't treat his badge with respect and honor the way we're supposed to," he told CNN. "He doesn't deserve to ever have that badge again."
|Officer on ice after being caught on camera body slamming James Blake.|
Yeah, the dickwad who worked as the NYPD union president. He had some thoughts on the matter.
Lynch said Blake's arrest was made "under fluid circumstances where the subject might have fled, and the officer did a professional job of bringing the individual to the ground."
Basically Lynch condoned that type of behavior from that officer.
This is the same Lynch who blamed de Blasio and Black Lives Matter for the tragic shootings of four NYPD officers. Lynch instigated the infamous turn around on de Blasio during the funerals of officers. de Blasio who has a biracial son commented on racial profiling and how it affected his son.
Lynch took that as anti-police. He went to that network to bemoan about President Barack Obama, the mayor and the Black Lives Matter activists. He said they contributed to the deaths of police officers.
Eric Garner death by NYPD attracted a lot of attention last year. It may have led to a nutjob traveling from Baltimore to put slugs in two officers last November.