The New York Police Department (NYPD) launched an investigation this week after a watchdog group released video showing officers in Brooklyn slamming a pregnant woman on the ground.
On Tuesday, police watchdog group El Grito de Sunset Park posted video of a Saturday confrontation between police and 17-year-old John Lemos.
According to the group, the woman said that officers were harassing her 17-year-old son, John Lemos, for prior a robbery arrest. Police, however, said that they were trying to arrest Lemos for possession of a knife.
“According to this young man, the cops, when they put the razor blade in his pocket, they told him, ‘We’re going to make sure this time, it sticks,’” Dennis Flores of El Grito de Sunset Park explained. “So the mom saw this, started yelling out, and the cops grabbed her and slammed her against the floor like we see in the video. And they put a Taser to her stomach.”
“She is pregnant! Oh my gosh!” a person in the recording can be heard yelling.
The pregnant woman said that the stun gun left burns on her stomach. Police were also seen slamming another woman on the ground when she allegedly tried to interfere.
Flores told WABC that Lemos’s mother was still trying to recover.
“Her belly is now with black and blue bruises,” he said. “She’s bleeding and she’s having complications.”
“It was disgusting what we saw,” Flores added to WCBS. “You know, how can you treat a human being this way – you know, an innocent child in the belly?”
Watch the video below from WCBS, broadcast Sept.24, 2014.
Trump supporter arrested for child abuse after striking 12-year-old girl with a flagpole: report
A Florida man was arrested this week after he was caught on video assaulting a 12-year-old girl with a flag pole, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Norbert Eugene Logsdon Jr. was charged Wednesday with abuse of a child without great bodily harm. He was subsequently released in bail.
The incident was captured on video by the child's mother and was posted to Facebook. She and her daughter were driving past a sidewalk pro-Trump demonstration when the mother yelled something antagonistic to the Trump supporters. That's when Logsdon shoved the flagpole through the open right-front passenger window.
Florida bar owner vows to throw out customers for wearing masks: ‘It’s hindering our lifestyle’
A Florida bar owner is prohibiting the use of face masks inside his establishment.
Gary Kirby, who owns Westside Sports Bar and Lounge in Melbourne, doesn't believe masks prevent the spread of coronavirus and doesn't want customers wearing them inside his business, reported WESH-TV.
“We find it completely unnecessary to have face masks at all," Kirby said. "We do not support them, we do not believe in them."
Kirby invited the TV crew to come inside, but the WESH team opted to speak to the bar owner by phone -- although reporters from a nearby Fox affiliate visited the sports bar.
Trump would ‘personally kill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ and ‘feed Melania to dogs’ to save his presidency: Rick Wilson
On his New Abnormal podcast for the Daily Beast, Republican campaign strategist and ardent Donald Trump foe Rick Wilson said that if the desperate president was told he had to "personally kill" Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and feed his third wife Melania "to the dogs" to stay in the White House, he would do it in a heartbeat.
Speaking with co-host Molly Jong-Fast, the colorful Wilson speculated that Attorney General Bill Barr will be doing all he can to make sure Trump wins in November and that there is no extreme the president wouldn't go to to make sure he stays in office where he can avoid criminal charges.