A white Massachusetts man is facing several charges after getting physical with several police officers following his strong views in support of Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement.
34-year-old Joseph M. Parker knocked one police officer unconscious and began brawling with several other officers while attempting to kick out the window of a police cruiser.
Parker pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery on a police officer, as well as disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and destruction of property. A judge set bail at $25,000.
Officers stopped Parker in a construction zone early Tuesday morning, and thats where it all began. Parker reportedly said “I know why you stopped me,” while cursing out the officers before he mentioned events in Ferguson and allegedly punched a lieutenant in the face. The officer fell backwards and was knocked unconscious after his head struck the ground.
Parker continued to be combative with officers during his arrest and again once he arrived at the police station to be booked. In his booking mugshot, Parker issues a salute pose with a face full of bruises and scars.
Is it just us, or is something about this story is just oddly amazing?