Sixteen year old Darrin Manning, a young black straight A student was stopped by police in Philadelphia. He was with several of his basketball teammates, in uniform, on their way to a game.
Manning was handcuffed and then frisked so violently by a female officer that his testicles were literally ruptured. He may very well no longer be able to have children. He had to undergo emergency surgery. The doctor that treated him encouraged his mother to press charges.
The Philadelphia police have charged *him* with resisting arrest and aggravated assault, which would mark him as a felon.
This post may not have kittens or Emma Watson but maybe the increasingly militarized, racist and adversarial nature of our police forces and "justice" system in the United States warrant a moment of our attention.