Shock Video: “I’m Going to Beat the [expletive] Mexican Piss Out of You Homey”

Below is a shocking video of Seattle police kicking a man on the ground after he was apprehended in an alleged robbery. A male officer is heard calling the man racial slurs as he kicks him: “I’m going to beat the [expletive] Mexican piss out of you homey. You feel me?”

A female officer then joins in on the kicking.

The man was later found not to have been involved in the robbery and released.

The male officer has been identified as Gang Unit Detective Shandy Cobane, a sixteen year veteran and the 2004 East Precinct Officer of the Year. he was also named president of the 1994 class at the Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

Cobane has apologized for the language (here: “”I know my words cut deep and were very hurtful. … I am truly, truly sorry.”

For the story, click here.

23 thoughts on “Shock Video: “I’m Going to Beat the [expletive] Mexican Piss Out of You Homey”

  1. Expect exoneration followed by promotion. In a police state, promotions of abusive officers are a reminder to citizens about who is really in charge.

    From Seattle in 2005, Sgt. Gregory W. Sackman:

    The Seattle police supervisor whose questionable judgment was singled out by internal investigators and the police chief as leading to a violent arrest outside a Capitol Hill nightclub in 2005 has been promoted, police officials confirmed on Wednesday…

    Alley-Barnes was grabbed by the genitals, punched and then taken to the ground and kicked by officers. The 29-year-old artist has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the city…

    Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske promoted Sackman to lieutenant last week.

  2. Yeah chief, yeah mayor, we’re concerned too – not that your concern (or ours) will lead to any changes for the better. Regardless of how decorated a cop has been in the past, after being caught in the act of being the racist bully he’s probably always been he should be terminated. Seattle deserves better than this to “serve and protect” her citizens.

  3. “what is causing the militarization? This is a response to something, what is it?”

    Byron,
    Look to those who back the corporate state and know that a militarized police force can be used to ensure a tamed populace.

  4. ‘what is causing the militarization? This is a response to something, what is it?’

    I think it is a subconscious fear drive…people have been abused and there is an expectation of retaliation…therefor a need to remain ‘dominant’.

  5. Byron, the question of year imho. People have decried comparisons of the USA with Nazi Germany, yet we are creeping toward a justified comparison. Rule by the corporations, singling out of an ethnic group as a scapegoat, and militarization of the civilian police. I have read that outside of Chicago, Illinois, there is a Blackwater facility which trains law enforcement, and I am not sure if it is intended for “over there” or “over here”.

  6. Back in the day,I would hear of this happening and would see people who had the scars to prove it.But there was nothing they could do.

    If hand held phone cameras were available then,this type of thing would have been exposed for what it was then.

    “Cobane has apologized for the language (here: “”I know my words cut deep and were very hurtful. … I am truly, truly sorry.”

    Only because he was caught on camera.

  7. I remember a few “apocryphal” lines from the Kent State Massacre back in 1970. Immediately after the National Guard units ceased firing a sobbing white girl yelled, “The bullets weren’t supposed to be real!”(referring to the rubber bullets those same National Guard units had used earlier the previous month during the Teamster’s strike in Cleveland) A young black student dressed in African garb shook his head in disgust and told her, “The bullets are always real!”

    Forty years have passed since the “real” bullets were used to “contain” the students on blanket hill. What minorities have known for a couple hundred years, white Americans are now starting to experience in greater and greater numbers. Perhaps it is time to stop licking the boot that kicks us.

  8. I love that the cop apologizes for what he said… what about kicking the man in the face? I guess that’s not worth apologizing for.

  9. http://newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm/items/488

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5286.htm

    the ‘militariazation is not only real…it is escalating. The 2004 Trade meeting in Miami was so harsh I sat down and wrote a poem called ‘Welcome back Tienamen Square’. My church had sent a busload of activists…(avg age 68, mostly retired professionals and ok, so they were very frightening looking with their canes and plastic pocket protectors. I watched on tV as some of them were manhandled into those corrals by Quantum numbers of Darth Vader lookalikes. Later I learned that Florida under Jeb Bush had been buying tanks for crowd control. It’s all sounds like science fiction until you see an 80 year old with bruises.
    In addition, the ‘reports’ made by the police to justify their behavior was all pretty much discredited by ongoing aerial and ground camera video. Where to next?…..

  10. . . .The best way to deal with any bureaucrat who violates the law is submit the appropriate Crime Complaint information to a Grand Jury to seek a Bill of Indictment.
    . . .Most District Attorneys in this country are reluctant to seek Indictment of Police Wrongdoers for reasons similar to those reasons why they do not seek Indictments against membesr of the Clergy.
    . . The vile evil of the Prosecutor avoiding prosecution of criminals when there is more than sufficient information to convict is destructive of the Justice system and must be changed.
    . . There should be several ‘seated’ Grand Juries in session with a staff just like the District Attornys Office and the law must require that the Grand Juries be informed of Crimes in exactly the same manner as the District Attorney is informed so that the Grand Juries may review Crime information and ‘concealment’ by the Prosecutor is eliminated.
    . . This system will eliminate Prosecutorial wrongdoing that amounts to Prosecutors issuing their own “No Bill of Indictment” simply by concealing Police and Citizen Crime Reports from Grand Juries.
    . . At the moment, both Federal and state prosecutors have the power to make the U.S. a nation of crime victims much in the same manner as Hitler’s Third Reich operated to victimize people in the Third German Reich.
    . .While this system may also be politically exploited as much as the current system, at least WE The People will have a better opportunity to consider crimes against WE The People, rather than being substancially shut out of the Criminal Justice system as is the current situation.
    . .Currently, we are disenfranchized and powerless to vote in the Justice system unless the Executive Branch gives us leave to vote.
    . . .This system of jurisprudence is corrupt as it forces the people to accept the decisions of the Executive Branch — right and wrong.
    . . Why should Crime Information be concealed from the We The People who have the empowerment to issue Indictments?

  11. “what is causing the militarization? This is a response to something, what is it?”

    If only there was one easy answer. I see this as the result of 30 years of propagandized indocrination initially intended to rehabilitate the US military in Americans’ eyes after the withdrawal from Viet Nam. We’ve been action movied and Rambo’ed and Arnold and Humveed and we got all pumped up about the Gulf War. Martial might became fashionable. Local police forces welcomed them, particularly onto their SWAT teams. In the mid-90’s large city forces became increasingly militaristic in their purchases of more sophisticated and deadlier equipment.

    Then came the attacks of 9/11. Spurred on by the propagadists and warmongers in the White House, fear and loathing of “the other” became acceptable, Constitutional rights were attacked or suspended and police powers were expanded. The immunity from any possible prosecution under US or Iraqi laws granted to Blackwater sent a chilling message of acceptance of any kind of action against a perceived enemy. That resonated back in the US and found a home on police forces throughout the country. They feel powerful, empowered and immune to disclpline. Then, just for good measure, we have the recent addition of the paranoia of the teabagger hatriots.

    Certainly this is an simplification, but that’s the arc I see that starts in the 80’s and brings us to this point—not by accident and not for the better.

  12. ‘I see this as the result of 30 years of propagandized indocrination initially intended to rehabilitate the US military in Americans’ eyes after the withdrawal from Viet Nam. ‘

    I agree with you rcampbell, but also…there is the loss of understanding of who the police and government actually ‘serve’. If the citizen is the enemy it is easier to shoot the dog, corral the peaceful demonstrators exercising their rights, bully the speeder or anyone acting slighty different. That kind of indoctrination starts at home in the force and at the top from where they receive thier orders . We seem, as a nation to have shifted into a very dangerous mode where the violence starts w/those who we are taught to trust…I think it is a sign that the very foundations of our society are becoming warped.

  13. “The male officer has been identified as Gang Unit Detective”

    Is he a member of the Crips, Bloods, MS-13? I am aware that some have an organization much like the military. Oh were are talking about a police officer, so whats the real difference now? A distinction without a difference?

  14. “I see this as the result of 30 years of propagandized indoctrination initially intended to rehabilitate the US military in Americans’ eyes after the withdrawal from Viet Nam. We’ve been action movied and Rambo’ed and Arnold and Humveed and we got all pumped up about the Gulf War. Martial might became fashionable.’

    RCampbell,
    you pretty much have correctly described the phenomena and I would only add the money that the Goldwater backers put into their disinformation campaign after the loss of the 1964 election. Almost half a century and billions of dollars have gone into the attempt to create a fascist America and unfortunately they are winning.

  15. What is causing the militarization?

    One day Greece is coming to Main Street, and the ruling class will be ready.

    Starting on that day average citizens will understand the real value of the prison-industrial complex they have mortgaged their children’s futures for.

  16. Sure he’s sorry – because he got caught.

    Most, if not all police departments subscribe to “Protect and Serve.” But, who will protect us from them?

  17. What is causing it? I blame the ‘WAR on drugs’. When you are fighting a war, you need to look and act like you are fighting a war.

  18. . .You are Jews in an american Warsaw Ghetto.
    . .But, such a discription of you sounds so extreme, you cannot
    accept that you, average Americans, could be compared to such a tragedy.
    . . .All of you missed the most important point of why all of you have no choice but to suck on this police state situation until you and your families are constitutionally comatose:
    . . The point is that you, as Grand Jurors, have been pre-empted from casting your vote to indict the POLICE-criminal who is constiututionally stomping on and urinating in your collective faces.
    . . Is it true?
    . . .Let’s see if the Police Wrongdoings in this scenario are presented to a Grand Jury with sufficient crime information to enable the Grand Jury to make a decision..
    . .The Grand Jury is the 4th Branch of U.S. government, but is controlled by Executive Branch Criminals, who have Hitlerian empowerment because you let them take your constitutional empowerment to Indict criminals away from the people (You and Your families), essentially away from you.
    . . The police will never stop urinating on you until you take back your constitutional right to review their crimes and indict them. N E V E R !

  19. The officer involved in this case has been involved in a new incident:

    Cop In Stomping Incident Involved In Police Video Cover-Up

    In the case, Detective Cobane claims to be a victim of assault, and then his own gang unit proceeds to investigate the assault with Cobane as an investigating officer. It was the view of his gang unit that they are allowed to investigate offenses against themselves because they “have detectives”. Says the judge “I have not seen a case this poorly investigated in my 22 years on the bench”. Audio transcript of the ruling in the story link.

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