“I’ve Got one Tool, To Beat People And Take Them To Jail”
The Free Thought Project August 10, 2014
With all the recent police misconduct stories circulating in the news these days, a story out of Phoenix, Arizona deserves to make the rounds.
Phoenix police officer Richard Greco was captured red-handed by his own audio and video recording devices referring to innocent civilians as “retarded,” and repeatedly addressing another arrestee as a “bitch.”
“I’m talking to you you piece of shit now get the fuck over here,” the officer is heard telling another person who he appears to shove as well.
At one point in the myriad of disgusting videos, Greco took on the role of relationship counselor, telling one couple that if they couldn’t resolve their issues his only recourse would be to resort to violence and take them to jail. “I’ve got one tool and that tool is to beat people up and take them to jail,” Greco states.
Greco epitomizes the disconnect between cops and citizens, which is expanding at an exponential rate. Something has to change, and soon.