Do you feel like getting pissed?
‘Cause you’re about to.
Wait. Scratch that. You’re not just going to get pissed; you’re going to get pissed as all get out.
Excerpted from a Trib article:
Pittsburgh police officials are questioning how two officers handled a complaint alleging child abuse, deciding a boy with injuries wasn’t in danger and allowing his mother to slip away from them with her children while they awaited a social worker’s arrival.
A police report filed by Comans and Gale, officers from the North Side station, says they were sent to the apartment New Year’s Day to investigate a report of child abuse involving a 12-year-old boy and told to look for “any injuries to his face or cuts under his left eye.” Watson allowed them to come inside but was angered by the visit, the report says.
Two boys, ages 9 and 6, were watching television in the living room, and the 12-year-old was sitting on a bed with a “small cut beneath his left eye, a swollen nose, and a pair of black eyes,” the report says.
Watson told the officers “she had nothing to hide” and that her son’s injuries happened when she accidentally struck him in the face with a belt buckle while disciplining him, the report says.
Despite the injuries, which looked two days old, the officers said they did not believe the child was in danger and said the boy “appeared to be in good health,” according to the report.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Watson on Jan. 2 and sought public help in finding her. She and the boys were found Jan. 4 in a hotel room along McKnight Road in Ross.
When they were found, the 12-year-old had welts on his legs, lower back, hips, face, head and buttocks, police said.
1. You have to be a special kind of stupid or a heartless asshole to see a 12-year-old with a black eye … wait, no, TWO black eyes and a swollen nose and then determine in your expert opinion that the child “appeared to be in good health.”
If two black eyes, facial cuts and a swollen nose equals the appearance of good health to certain police, God help a woman if she is ever raped and is assisted by these officers.
Officer Doofus: (on police CB to dispatcher) Yeah, Officer Stupidhead and I are here at the location of the reported rape.
Officer Stupidhead: There’s a woman lying on the sidewalk kind of moaning and she’s a little bloody. She’s got some injuries about the face and her dress has been ripped. She appears to be in good health. We’re done here.
Dispatcher: Thank you, Officers Stupidhead and Doofus.
Officer Doofus: 10-4. Just doing our jobs. Protecting.
Officer Stupidhead: … and serving.
Officer Doofus: That’s right, Stupidhead. Serving.
2. So in effect she said, “I was beating the shit out of my boy with a belt buckle and I missed his torso and accidentally hit him in the face.”
And they were perfectly fine with that?
3. The only people that deserve to get up close and personal with the business end of a belt buckle are these officers … and maybe pigeons.
So. How pissed are you? Let me guess. All. Get. Out.