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Yesterday morning, cops beat this old man up and then booked him. Apparently, people have been getting hit by cars in the upper west side of the NYC (three times in one week!) and the police have been out there trying to ensure it doesn’t keep happening. So when Kang Chun Wong did the jaywalk, cops understandably stopped dude. But when Wong couldn’t understand what was going on, he pushed the officer which led to a very unnecessary beatdown.

“The guy didn’t seem to speak English. The cop walked him over to the Citibank” near the northeast corner of 96th and Broadway, said witness Ian King, a 24-year-old Fordham law student.

“He [the officer] stood him up against the wall and was trying to write him a ticket. The man didn’t seem to understand, and he started walking away.”

That’s when the officer and several colleagues converged on the senior citizen, who was left badly beaten and bloodied.

“The cop tried to pull him back and that’s when he [the pedestrian] began to struggle with the cop,” King said.

“As soon as he pushed the cop, it was like cops started running in from everywhere.”

Yo man, sometimes you gotta assess the situation a little. This is an old man who has trouble with English. Also, he’s not somebody being arrested under suspicion for some violent crimes. Dude jaywalked yo! I don’t know, man. Pretty unnecessary, if you ask me.

[via angryasianman via nydailynews]