It was a little before 8 at night when the breaker went out at Emily Milburn's home in Galveston. She was busy preparing her children for school the next day, so she asked her 12-year-old daughter, Dymond, to pop outside and turn the switch back on.
As Dymond headed toward the breaker, a blue van drove up and three men jumped out rushing toward her. One of them grabbed her saying, "You're a prostitute. You're coming with me."
Dymond grabbed onto a tree and started screaming, "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy." One of the men covered her mouth. Two of the men beat her about the face and throat.
As it turned out, the three men were plain-clothed Galveston police officers who had been called to the area regarding three white prostitutes soliciting a white man and a black drug dealer.
Let's see, miss the target area by two blocks. Check. Go after a twelve year old black girl, not a 20 year old white one. Check. Go in with plainclothes guys who don't say who they are instead of uniform guys. Check. Arrest said twelve year old girl FROM HER GRADE SCHOOL three weeks later for "assaulting an officer." Check.
Way to go guys. The only way this could be worse is if someone had caught it all on video. Rodney King + a true version of Tawana Brawley = Holy Sheep Dip!
Houston - Hair Balls - Police Get The Wrong House In Galveston, Allegedly Assault 12-Year-Old Girl