9-Year-Old Boy Watches As His Mom Is Beaten To A Pulp By Police

4th Amendment, Police Brutality, Police State

 

 

(N.Morgan) In this growing Police State violence against the citizens by police is now becoming common place. A confrontation with certain police officers could mean the end of your life. Whether through death or disability, a bad dealing with police can be a life changer. What happened to a Winnipeg woman in one such incident, left her beaten to a bloody pulp and her son with mental scars that may never go away. On Halloween night, Lara Sinclair has filed a formal complaint with the Law Enforcement Review Agency, stating that a Winnipeg police officer assaulted her on Halloween night. Sinclair says that a misunderstanding over an incident led to a police officer severely overreacting.

Officers showed up at Sinclair’s home on Halloween after someone called to report yelling, but Sinclair says she was only trying to hurry her son to go trick-or-treating, according to CBC News. “He came up to me and poked me,” Sinclair said. “I was sitting on a chair in the kitchen and I jumped up and said you don’t need to touch me.” Sinclair says the officer then pulled out his baton. “He hit me here,” Sinclair said, referring to her forearms, which she said she held up to defend herself. “And he hit me here and then I fell on the floor,” she said, pointing to her knees.

“He had my arm behind me and he smashed my face right here,” Sinclair said, pointing to the sewing table she keeps in her living room for her work as a designer who makes clothes, jewelry and art pieces. Sinclair says that is when she was handcuffed and stood up. At that point, her feet were kicked out from under her and she fell to the ground landing on her face. “We [my son and I] were both traumatized,” she said. “I just hug him and kiss him and tell him it’s okay.” “All I was thinking of was his safety, and how he was going to be traumatized and how he is going to see the police now,” she said. Eventually an ambulance was called and Sinclair was taken to Victoria hospital to be treated for her injuries. She was then taken to the police station where Sinclair says the sergeant on duty was furious at his officers after she told him what happened. According to CBC, Sinclair is facing charges related to assaulting and resisting a peace officer. ‘Peace officer’…

 

 

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