New York cops again detained a black minor "especially dangerous" candy seller
November 13th, Dr. Rebecca Kavanagh, NYC Public Defender posted a Twitter video showing how four police officers brutally arrested a black guy for illegally selling candy on the subway. According to her tweet, this happened on November 12th. On the video you can hear people calling police officers "racists" and that he "did not do nothing."
7:30 last night, 4 police officers brutally tackling a Black teenager to the ground at the 125th street Harlem subway stop.— Rebecca J. Kavanagh (@DrRJKavanagh) November 13, 2019
They were arresting him for selling candy.
Obviously, police brutality is fiction, because the protocols of detention of minors for selling sweets in the subway allow you to arrest people in this way. The video also does not hear at least one of the officers reading out the rights of the detainee.
Later, the police gave an official response to the arrest, indicating that the man refused to cooperate and provide identification, and also resisted the arrest.
Our officers took this man into custody after he failed to comply and refused to provide identification as they attempted to issue him a summons for a transit violation- He was arrested and charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) November 13, 2019
This story is the twin brother of the recent ridiculous arrest at the Pleasant Hill station. Only in the previous case, transport police officers charged with illegal eating a sandwich as the reason for detention.
If you dig deeper, the New York police have long been practicing excessive cruelty towards subway passengers. Only at the beginning of this month, large-scale strikes broke out against police brutality against the black population, but they went unnoticed by local authorities and it is clear that “force and weapons” is their main tool.
In case you’re wondering how an arrest in NYC goes down. The guy has made absolutely no indication that he would flee or fight and wasn’t trying to hide.— Elad Nehorai (@PopChassid) October 25, 2019
If you can’t see, the reason everyone moved was because all the police had taken out their guns and aimed at him. pic.twitter.com/dAstrtMntz