Tamarac, FL — Students from J.P. Taravella High School in Tamarac, FL are speaking out this week after multiple Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were captured on several different videos savagely abusing teenagers at a McDonald’s on Thursday. The Sheriff’s office now claims they are investigating those videos.
According to witnesses, a crowd of students formed outside the McDonald’s after school on Thursday to watch what they thought was going to be a fight between two students — something that takes place in towns across the country. However, there was no fight and the only ones initiating violence appeared to be the cops.
It’s unclear whether BSO units were called out to the scene or if they were already there, BSO said.
According to witnesses, police showed up at the McDonald’s and yelled at the students to disperse. Those who did not disperse fast enough were then pepper sprayed. The video shows multiple teens hit with spray.
The witness told NBC 6 that when police first grabbed one teen to handcuff him, his friend approached the deputies to ask why he was being arrested. That teen was then doused in the face with pepper spray and thrown to the ground.
As the video shows, the teen was not initiating any violence toward the officers and was merely attempting to rub his eyes and possibly cover his head from the punches being doled out by the deputy.
As the teen lies face first on the ground, one deputy holds him down while another punches him. After a couple of punches, the deputy then grabs the teen’s head and repeatedly smashes his face into the asphalt.
One of the videos shows the savage assault on the teen while another shows that same teen sitting on the ground in handcuffs with blood pouring down his face.
“The next thing you know, his head started bleeding and everything, and while he was getting handcuffed, lil bro got punched in the face by police,” one student told NBC 6.
According to NBC 6, witnesses said that student was rushed to the hospital. His condition was unknown.
According to Local 10 news, the violence was so great that a pool of blood remained on the pavement where the teen’s beating took place.
Highlighting the unnecessary nature of this police use of force is the fact that the BSO cannot confirm that any arrests were made. They noted that multiple teens were detained and questioned, but reported no arrests.
Below is the full video taken by one of the students, at the end you can see the child in handcuffs, sitting on the ground with blood pouring from his face. This kid’s only crime appeared to be questioning a cop. A disturbing notion indeed.
Broward County deputies are no strangers to controversy. As TFTP has reported over the years, these cops are violent, even deadly, and as the Parkland shooting showed us, they are also cowards.
One case in particular shows over-the-top the nature of the department as a cop attacked and choked an innocent dad — who was holding his nine-month-old baby boy.
Although the body camera video below was recorded nearly two years ago, it had never seen the light of day until a public defender recently discovered it in January, according to a report in the Miami Herald. The infuriating video shows deputy James Cady confront an entirely innocent father, Allen Floyd—holding his 9-month-old son—and immediately become belligerent, aggressive, and eventually violent.
“Quit f—– with me, boy! You hear me? Get your ID! Now!” screams Cady to an entirely innocent, compliant, and polite man whose done absolutely nothing wrong.
“Why are you being so hostile?” Floyd politely asks.
Cady answers, “Because you’re giving me s— and I’m tired of it!”
Moments later deputy Cady begins choking the innocent father as another BSO deputy yanks the baby from his arms. After watching the video at this link, it is no wonder that slightly older children are treated in a manner illustrated in the video above.