"The lady in the red dress," Kallman says on the tape, to cheers and laughter. "I don't know who got her, but it went right through the sign and hit her smack dab in the middle of the head."Sgt. Kallman, rather than reprimand officers who shot Miami protester Elizabeth Ritter four times with rubber bullets on November 20, 2003, including once in the face (through her sign, which read "Fear Totalitarianism"), complimented them.
Another officer can be heard off-camera, asking, "Do I get a piece of her red dress?"
A public apology was made by the department only after the videotape of officers laughing at the day's events became public.
As Ritter asks, "What type of training leads people to laugh about shooting an unarmed citizen for merely holding up a sign that says 'Fear Totalitarianism'?"
Here's the video:
Hat tip to Radley Balko at The Agitator.