13 December 2007

A Mother's Unconditional Love for a Bad Son

Channel 5 news had shocking video on last night of an inmate of the Hamilton County Justice Center. The video shows the forcible extraction of an inmate, Michael Jackson, from his cell, but also shows the officers taunting him and shooting him at point blank range with pepper balls, when he is already shackled. I cannot believe that the officers involved have not been at least reprimanded.

But what really stuck with me after the news segment was the inmate's mother, a woman who appears to have led a very rough life, is pamphleting on her son's behalf. She admits he is criminal, but "you don't treat dogs like he was treated". There was something brutally honest about her.
Update: The footage of the mother is in the newly added second clip.

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