[col. writ. 7/7/14] © ’14 Mumia Abu-Jamal
The scenes are, unfortunately, all too familiar.
A person is beaten, ruthlessly, relentlessly, by a cop (or group of cops).
A video is released, and, at least initially, public sympathy flows to the beaten figure on the bottom.
Before long, however, the counter-narrative emerges, the beaten was belligerent, combative, resisted arrest -or, worst o...