Assholes Raise Over $3K For Cop Who Paralyzed Innocent Grandfather
Sureshbhai Patel came to Madison, Alabama, from India a few weeks ago to see his family and new grandchild, and to stay and help out for a while since the child was born prematurely. He, like many other people, liked taking morning walks. Tragically, because of this innocent hobby, Patel is now paralyzed for the rest of his life.
You see, one of his son’s neighbors was deeply upset by seeing an old man take a walk. You know, because what’s more frightening than an old man taking a walk? Maybe an old man sitting on a park bench and feeding the birds? Two of them playing backgammon?
This neighbor called the police and told the 911 operator, “He was doing it yesterday and today … He’s just on foot. He’s just kind of walking around close to the garage.” When asked for a description, he said, “He’s a skinny black guy, he’s got a toboggan* on, he’s really skinny.”
Police arrived, and confronted Patel, who did not speak English. Despite hearing him repeatedly say, “No English, India,” Officer Eric Parker slammed Patel into the ground hard enough to paralyze him. In case what you’re visualizing in your mind isn’t disturbing enough, here’s the video, caught on a dashboard camera.
You see how they slammed that guy right into the ground? Jesus.
Anyway, Officer Parker has, thankfully, been arrested. The Madison Police department has stated that they 100 percent do not condone his actions.
And yet, he does have his supporters! And in two days, they have raised over $3,200 for his defense. While some of them are clearly from people who just wanted to donate a dollar to be able to tell Officer Parker that he’s the worst, the bulk of the money comes from those on his side. Only one though, so far, has had the balls to leave an actual message along with her own name.
You know, I’m quite sure that this was definitely not any kind of “in the moment, I didn’t know if it would be my life or his” kind of things. I mean, I think we can all be pretty sure that Officer Parker did not feel like his life was going to be threatened by an old dude taking his morning constitutional. If he did, I’m gonna say he has absolutely no business being a cop. Which, thankfully, he very likely will never be again.
*Patel was not, in fact, wearing a large sled on his person. Apparently that is what people in Alabama call a certain kind of hat.