Saturday, September 12, 2015


Both the Mayor of New York City and its Police Commissioner have apologized to James Blake, the tennis player, who was body slammed to the ground while peacefully standing outside his hotel. It is reported that the police union is extremely upset as apologies could set an unnecessary precedent.  It was merely a  case of mistaken identity as the police officer thought Blake was a man wanted for credit card fraud.  The use of physical force was deemed necessary and justified,  by the arresting officer, because he was in fear of danger to his credit rating.

1 comment:

  1. Although James Blake has accepted their apologies, he doesn't plan to let it end there. I can't say that I blame he or his wife for their chosen stance. I find the police department's apology to be less than a solution to their systemic problems. An apology in no way makes what took place "justified".