In sort of a two-wheeled version of the Rodney King beating, a brief and rather pathetic bike chase in Dallas last week ended with three white officers allegedly beating the black motorcyclist. Thanks to video evidence, which is embedded below, the cops are being charged with tampering or fabricating physical evidence, assault and oppression. Amazingly, the Dallas Police Chief claims there was no racial motivation to the assault. That’s right, the cops didn’t beat this guy because he’s black, they beat him because he rides a motorcycle.
It’s interesting to see video evidence being used to defend a motorcyclist’s rights so soon after it was used to persecute Anthony Graber for filming another abuse of power.
We guess the police department just does whatever it wants to do.