Police Abuse

"I'll Take This Place and Then Whoever Owns it Will Fucking Kill You…You'll be Dead and Your Family will be Dead": Officer to Woman in Chicago Raid on Her Salon


Huffington Post publicized yesterday yet another in the endless series of "Officer Friendly At Work" videos with depressing revelations about how policing is done in these here United States.

While raiding a woman of Chinese ancestry's tanning salon and massage parlor in Chicago last year, over allegations an undercover officer was offered sex by an employee, here are some of the charming things Officer Gerald Di Pasquale said to Jianqing Klyzek:

Di Pasquale: You're not fucking American! I'll put you in a UPS box and send you back to wherever the fuck you came from!

Plaintiff: I'm a citizen, OK?

Di Pasquale: No you're not! No, you're not a citizen! No, you're not! No, you're not! You're here on our borrowed time. So mind your fucking business before I shut this whole fucking place down. And I'll take this place and then whoever owns it will fucking kill you because they don't care about you, OK? I'll take this building. You'll be dead and your family will be dead.

Klyzek is suing the city over the abuse she alleges happened during the incident. Her lawyer:

Torreya Hamilton said Klyzek was treated as if "she was less than human" and the officers should be fired.

"I can't see how they have any business wearing the uniform," Hamilton was quoted as saying by the Chicago Tribune. "She was handcuffed and sitting on the ground and was struck from behind….This was not reasonable force."

Klyzek was charged with aggravated battery as a result of the incident, but those charged were later dismissed by a judge.

The video. Lots of cursing from the cops: