She Won $2 Million After Police Lied About Rescuing Her Toddler

Philadelphia police car
Zain Murdock
September 27, 2021

In 2020, Philadelphia police smashed Rickia Young’s car windows during a protest. Then, they dragged her out of the car, beat her, and carried her 2-year-old son away! 

But what they had the audacity to do next is shocking.

The National Fraternal Order of Police posted a picture of Young’s toddler, captioned: “This child was lost during the violent riots in Philadelphia, wandering around barefoot … this Philadelphia police officer … was protecting this child." 

In other words, they pretended they “rescued” him as a PR move.

Meanwhile, officers beat Young violently, refused to tell her where they took her child, and she spent the night in a cell with NO charges. But their lies couldn’t last forever – the video went public, and Young fought back.

The mom filed a civil rights case, and won $2 million from the city of Philadelphia in September 2021. Young’s also charging the officers involved, and hopes they’ll “never have the chance to do something like this to another person ever again."


This is exactly why we shouldn’t believe almost anything we see from the police. They have the power and audacity to brutalize us in the open, then claim they’re doing the public a service! But we know the truth, even when they refuse to admit it.

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