What's one innocent black man to the police anyway?

Radley Balko linked to a story a few days ago about a man wrongly arrested by the Seattle police, twice. I'd say mistakenly arrested, but when the victim here is not even remotely physically similar to the person the police were looking for--the victim is black and four inches taller than the white suspect--and has a different last name, it seems pretty clear that they knew they had the wrong person and respected his personhood so little that they just arrested him anyway. Those low-level tyrants are the actual agents of oppression.

Perhaps it was an honest mistake and they really thought they had their man. Either way, they're completely unfit to exercise any kind of power over anyone.

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Reminds me of this case from a few years ago...