Police Brutality in Memphis

In Memphis, TN, cameras captured a policeman brutally beating Duanna Johnson, identified as a transsexual arrested for prostitution.  The cop was calling Johnson by various slurs, which Johnson chose to ignore. As a result, the cop went over and began punching Johnson. It’s a horrific video–Johnson is seated, and the cop begins throwing wild punches.

No person should be treated this way by a policeman–all persons should be treated with dignity and respect.

Update: Johnson was murdered in November 2008.