In many ways, it is a sad world that we live in, a world in which abusing the weak and defenseless is acceptable to many people. That’s bad enough, but when those who are weak and defenseless are abused by the people who are supposed to protect them, then you have a world that seems ready to fall apart.
Unfortunately, that latter situation is, too often, exactly what you see. A heartbreaking example of this happened in Greenville, South Caroline recently. Matt Agorist gives us the sad details:
A 62-year-old grandma, who is suffering with cancer, is speaking out this week after she says she was attacked by police because she asked them for a search warrant.
The alleged victim, Cassandra Johnson had never been in trouble with police before this week. But that all changed when she was thrown in the Greenville County Detention Center for attempting to flex her rights.
According to police, they were at Johnson’s residence on Monday around 5 a.m. to serve an arrest warrant to her son, Julius Johnson. However, according to Cassandra, Julius was not there and has never lived there.
As FOX Carolina reports:
Johnson said she told officers Julius has never lived at the residence. Officers said they continuously asked to come into the home to search. Johnson asked for a search warrant, however, police explained an arrest warrant was sufficient in this case.
Johnson said when she wouldn’t move aside, the officers threw her on the ground and handcuffed her. She said her other son, Jermaine Johnson, was home and was yelling at the officers that his mother has stage four cancer.
However, according to Johnson, the officers couldn’t have cared less about this grandma’s cancer and they attacked her.
Now, imagine if this had been your mother or grandmother. Would you find this acceptable? No, of course you wouldn’t. And why should these police officers feel justified in assaulting a frail elderly woman?
Unfortunately, this is the twisted thinking that is becoming more-and-more common these days. Our law enforcement officers too often feel like it’s their right to abuse ordinary citizens like you and me, and, while you and I may be healthy enough to survive some abuse, fragile people like Cassandra Johnson deserve better.