Arizona Professor Body Slammed By Police During Jaywalking Stop, Now Charged With Assaulting Officer
By Judd Legum on June 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm
A new video shows Dr. Ersula Ore, a professor at Arizona State University, body slammed by a police officer after being stopped for jaywalking near campus. But it’s Ore who is facing charges for resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, and other crimes.
The incident occurred on May 20 when Ore, an English professor who teaches classes on Race Critical Theory among other topics, crossed the street, she says to avoid construction.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
NOTE: I have received 2 citations for jay walking, one from a Tucson police officer, the other from a University of Arizona police officer. In neither case was there even a remotely possible safety danger. I'm guessing that the officers were bored, needed to make a quota, or were operating on the "broken window pane" theory.
Posted by Steve J. at 2:01 PM