TW: Image description describes (non-graphically) injuries to victim of police brutality.
[Image: Three pictures of Lashonn White, a Black woman wearing a tess-shirt, seated. The first picture shows her from the chest up, gesturing and looking ahead. The second is a close up of her cheek which is bruised and swollen. The third shows a close up of her hands which are injured.]
TW: POLICE BRUTALITY
Justice for Deaf Woman Tasered and Jailed by Police!
Lashonn White is a deaf woman who called 911 after being attacked in her apartment. Instead of being helped, Tacoma police tasered her and put her in jail for 60 hours without an interpreter.
Two police officers were dispatched who had been told that she is deaf. She ran outside to meet them, and immediately, Officer Koskovich tasered her in her rib and stomach. Because of the fall, she suffered heavy bleeding from her knuckles, injuries to her cheek, chin, ribs, neck, and arms, and swelling on the right side of her face.
Then they handcuffed her — she was incredibly confused as to why she was under arrest, and couldn’t talk to the officers because they don’t know sign language. Koskovich said that he had yelled for White to stop, but she had ignored him, when she actually couldn’t hear him.
Please tell the Tacoma Police Department that all officers need to receive training concerning disabled individuals and to do a full investigation of the incident. Get justice for Lashonn White!
She is also BLACK. Please note that deaf black people have been harassed and threatened many more times than white deaf people. Maybe if she was white, this would have never happened. FUCK THE POLICE.
yes, let’s not forget the indigenous deaf man shot and killed in seattle by the police. race and disability certainly intersect here. they wouldn’t have automatically thought she was a criminal and not the victim if she was white.
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