Cop Assailant Also Assaults Women
This is only getting play in the alternative media - nothing mainstream:
- Malcolm London had been marching for four hours, and the Nov. 24 protest for police shooting victim Laquan McDonald was winding down.London was directing activists to Grant Park, where the organization he is a part of, Black Youth Project 100, planned to end its march with a quote from Assata Shakur: "We have nothing to lose but our chains." Some planned to head next to a jail, where they'd call for arrested activists to be released.
Then, someone dropped a smoke bomb. London, 22, said he was across the street from where the smoke bomb was released, but an officer approached him and asked if he was responsible. London said no, but then he was surrounded by — he estimates — six to eight officers. He screamed at the other protesters, telling them he was being arrested. What happened next depends on whom you ask. London maintains the police were the ones roughing him up before he was charged with aggravated battery.
As he sat in jail, with those outside calling for him to be freed, a woman began to type an open letter to the black, queer, feminist group London works with and to all Chicago activists. London has sexually assaulted her, she wrote, and she wanted him to be held accountable.
The entire article is amusing as the lefties try to simultaneously excuse London's behavior without denying the victim's claims (i.e. all accusations of sexual assault must be true, unless they're made against Bill Clinton or popular leftists who spout the appropriate political narrative.) But is anyone surprised that someone who assaults police officers would have a past that included assaulting others? And that he's held up as some sort of poet hero?
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