What is Wrong with People? Fundraiser Set Up For Cop Who Paralyzed Innocent Grandfather

An online fundraiser for Madison police officer Eric Parker, who is facing charges of third-degree assault after brutally attacking 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who does not speak English, has raised over $3,000 in only three days. The campaign- that has currently been shared nearly 600 times on Facebook, has a goal of $10,000 and 28 days left to reach it.

Sureshbhai Patel is an Indian citizen who had come to the United States to help his son and his wife with their new baby as his son went back to school for his master’s degree. The innocent grandfather was taking a morning walk on February 6, when a neighbor called the police. The neighbor described the gentleman as, “a skinny black guy, he’s got a toboggan on, he’s really skinny.”

When police arrived to unjustly harass him, he could not understand their commands or what the situation was. This resulted in the barbaric Officer Parker throwing him face first into the ground while holding his hands behind his back.

Patel was left temporarily paralyzed and hospitalized with fused vertebrae, all because he could not understand what the officers were saying to him. The man had simply been out for a walk and had committed absolutely no crime to warrant being approached, let alone assaulted.

The department has publicly apologized to the family and arrested the officer. He was freed the same day on a $1,000 bond.

Who in their right mind can watch the dashcam video of this incident, and somehow think that officer Parker is the victim? Are people so blinded by the blue line that they cannot see a criminal act when it is explicitly captured on video and shown to them?

This is now how to interact with the public. The video clearly shows this guy was doing nothing wrong.

To make things worse, someone setup a fund raise for this cop. See here. So far it has raised over $3,000.

Meanwhile, a fundraiser started for the victim Sureshbhai Patel has raised only $10 as of this posting. See here.

What is wrong with America?