This one was sent to me by a Fan of mine. Tumblr users are demanding the immediate termination of a county Sheriff Officer after a confrontation between her, another police officer and two teenagers in a restaurant. (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE VIDEO)
The Tumblr Post Reads:
“”The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”-Malcolm X
September 2, 2016—BCSO Officer Cynthia Hernandez (Badge #1725) was dispatched to assist with a disturbance outside of Whataburger, located at 7725 West FM 78, San Antonio, TX. Officers dispersed the crowd outside and then entered to disperse the crowd inside the restaurant. At that time, Officer Hernandez came into contact with two 17-year-old Black girls who were customers of Whataburger.
Officer Hernandez’s lack of judgment and subsequent actions led to the unlawful arrest of both 17-year-olds. Furthermore, these young girls had to spend 12 hours in jail before being released the following day. Hernandez actions led to charges in which their bond was set at $4,000.
After receiving a number of informal reports of problematic interactions with BCSO Officer Cynthia Hernandez, it is clear to SATX4 that Hernandez has a history of racially profiling and harassing Black children.”
The Tumblr users have certain demands for the Sheriff’s department:
“SATX4 demands the following:
Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert and Bexar County Sheriff Pamerleau immediately and publically address the community regarding Officer Cynthia Hernandez’s behavior, including her history with the community, any complaints filed, and disciplinary actions taken, and
Commissioner Calvert and Sheriff Pamerleau terminate Officer Cynthia Hernandez.
Officer Hernandez’s actions illustrate the history of state sanctioned violence against the Black community. How long must our community be subjected to her lawlessness? How long before her actions lead to someone’s death? This stops today. We must protect our communities, especially our children, and demand justice for all Black lives.
No Justice, No Peace. All Lives Matter when Black Lives Matter.”
A change.org petition created by the users has amassed over 5,000 signatures so far, and there doesn’t seem to be any reply from the Sheriff’s department as of yet.