This incident isn’t about a lawn. It’s about putting uppity slaves in their place.
A 70-year-old US woman has been left bruised and bloody after an unexpected clash with police who came to caution her for not watering her lawn.
Trouble flared when Utah pensioner Betty Perry, 70, refused to give her name after being upbraided because her garden breached local regulations.
She says the officer hit her with handcuffs, cutting her nose, although police insist she slipped and fell.
Ms Perry said she was “distraught” after the incident.
She denied accusations she was resisting arrest, maintaining that she only turned to go inside to call her son to fix the confusing dispute.
“I tried to sit down and get away from him [the police officer],” she told Utah newspaper the Daily Herald.
“I don’t know what he’s doing. I said: ‘What are you doing?’ And he hit me with those handcuffs in my face,” she said.
“He’s just trying to cover his tracks, as far as I’m concerned.”
Read more at BBC News.