Officers On Horses Lead Handcuffed Black Man By Rope In Viral Photo | TODAY

Officers On Horses Lead Handcuffed Black Man By Rope In Viral Photo | TODAY


OFFICERS WILL NO LONGER BE USED. THE LAWYER FOR THE FAMILY SAYS, THE LAWYER FOR THE FAMILY SAYS, THAT IS NOT ENOUGH. THAT IS NOT ENOUGH. THIS MORNING, MOUNTING DISBELIEF THIS MORNING, MOUNTING DISBELIEF OVER THESE PHOTOS AND CELL PHONE OVER THESE PHOTOS AND CELL PHONE VIDEO. VIDEO. THEY SHOW A PAIR OF WHITE POLICE THEY SHOW A PAIR OF WHITE POLICE OFFICERS ON HORSEBACK IN OFFICERS ON HORSEBACK IN GALVESTON, TEXAS, WALKING A GALVESTON, TEXAS, WALKING A HANDCUFFED BLACK MAN THEY JUST HANDCUFFED BLACK MAN THEY JUST ARRESTED TO A STAGING AREA USING ARRESTED TO A STAGING AREA USING A ROPE. A ROPE.>>THERE’S NO EXCUSE BY THE WAY>>THERE’S NO EXCUSE BY THE WAY THEY TREATED MY BROTHER. THEY TREATED MY BROTHER. THERE IS NO KMUSEXCUSE. THERE IS NO KMUSEXCUSE.>>Reporter: THE FAMILY OF NEELY>>Reporter: THE FAMILY OF NEELY SAYS HE SUFFERS FROM MENTAL SAYS HE SUFFERS FROM MENTAL ILLNESS, IS HOMELESS, AND HAD ILLNESS, IS HOMELESS, AND HAD MULTIPLE ENCOUNTERS WITH POLICE MULTIPLE ENCOUNTERS WITH POLICE OVER THE YEARS. OVER THE YEARS. HE WAS ARRESTED FOR MISDEMEANOR HE WAS ARRESTED FOR MISDEMEANOR TRESPASSING. TRESPASSING.>>IT WAS REAL DEGRADING.>>IT WAS REAL DEGRADING. THEY TREATED MY BROTHER AS HE THEY TREATED MY BROTHER AS HE WAS A DOG. WAS A DOG.>>Reporter: AT A RALLY LAST>>Reporter: AT A RALLY LAST NIGHT, THE COMMUNITY URGED NIGHT, THE COMMUNITY URGED POLICE FOR MORE THAN JUST AN POLICE FOR MORE THAN JUST AN APOLOGY. APOLOGY.>>WHEN THEY DRAGGED DONALD>>WHEN THEY DRAGGED DONALD NEELY DOWN THAT ROAD BY HORSES NEELY DOWN THAT ROAD BY HORSES AND ROPE, IT WAS LIKE THEY WERE AND ROPE, IT WAS LIKE THEY WERE DRAGGING OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY DRAGGING OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY DOWN THE ROAD. DOWN THE ROAD.>>Reporter: GALVESTON’S>>Reporter: GALVESTON’S AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLICE CHIEF AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLICE CHIEF APOLOGIZED TO NEELY IN A APOLOGIZED TO NEELY IN A STATEMENT, CALLING THE ARREST AN STATEMENT, CALLING THE ARREST AN ADDING, WHILE THE OFFICERS ADDING, WHILE THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED A TRAINED TECHNIQUE, FOLLOWED A TRAINED TECHNIQUE, THE DEPARTMENT IS IMMEDIATELY THE DEPARTMENT IS IMMEDIATELY BANNING ITS USE. BANNING ITS USE.>>I HAVE TO LEARN FROM IT.>>I HAVE TO LEARN FROM IT. MY AGENCY HAS TO LEARN FROM IT. MY AGENCY HAS TO LEARN FROM IT. I COMMIT WE WILL DO BETTER. I COMMIT WE WILL DO BETTER.>>Reporter: NO DISCIPLINARY>>Reporter: NO DISCIPLINARY ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AGAINST ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AGAINST THE TWO OFFICERS. THE TWO OFFICERS. NEELY’S FAMILY WANTS THEM FIRED. NEELY’S FAMILY WANTS THEM FIRED.>>THE PICTURE THAT IT PAINTS>>THE PICTURE THAT IT PAINTS FOR ANYBODY WHO HAS STUDIED OR FOR ANYBODY WHO HAS STUDIED OR SEEN ANY REFERENCES TO SLAVERY, SEEN ANY REFERENCES TO SLAVERY, I THINK THAT’S WHY IT IS I THINK THAT’S WHY IT IS APPALLING TO EVERYONE. APPALLING TO EVERYONE.>>Reporter: ONLINE, SEETHING>>Reporter: ONLINE, SEETHING COMMENTS ABOUT THE IMAGES. COMMENTS ABOUT THE IMAGES. NOT A LICK OF COMMON SENSE OR NOT A LICK OF COMMON SENSE OR HUMAN DECENCY, TWEETED ONE USER.

15 thoughts on “Officers On Horses Lead Handcuffed Black Man By Rope In Viral Photo | TODAY

  1. This makes me mad but people need to quit making a big deal because he is a black man. Study your history people. Back in the old days white, black, Mexican, Indian,…..and race was done this way if they were a prisoner. Again should not be happening now but quit making it a black race thing. It should be about how he was treated not his race

  2. I hope they keep it up we would have a whole lot less problems in the world…it doesn't matter what color you are if you do wrong you must pay…..eye for an eye!!!!!!

  3. WTF! Imagine if there was just a white guy in the handcuffs no one would have cared… so are you guys asking for some special treatment based on color. He's a criminal. What if he was a murderer. You choose crime you get punished…

  4. Yes I don’t find this right but you know what is never said by the people crying.”Yes he committed a crime”.Everytime something happens to a black person everyone doesn’t mention that part where he commited a crime

  5. Shame on every authority who allows those officers to remain on the force. Shame on this nation. The world is watching. We won't go back.

  6. Perhaps it is time for African Americans to claim independence from the United States. Make another Hong Kong like state in the U.S.

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