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Black Man Literally Gets Arrested for Walking Down the Street

16 Oct

UN-freaking believable. This sidewalks in this section of the road were closed while under repair. A cop pulls up and arrests a black man for walking along the white lane to get past the construction.

 

Video Shows Black Man Being Arrested For Apparently Walking In Street

The NAACP has since slammed the police officer’s actions as “dehumanizing and degrading.”

Cell phone video of a black man’s arrest is drawing outrage with footage showing the man being handcuffed after allegedly walking in the street where a sidewalk was under construction.

In the seven-minute video, posted to YouTube Wednesday, the man is first seen arguing with a white Edina, Minnesota officer who tightly holds the back of his jacket in an apparent attempt to prevent him from running away.

“You’re walking down the middle of the street,” the officer says in the video, as he appears to forcefully pull the man toward the center lane and around a parked car.

“I’m on the damn white line!” answers the man. “You can’t just put your hands on me like that!”

The woman filming the incident is repeatedly heard suggesting to the police officer that, instead of arresting the man, he show him where to walk.

“He’s scared, sir. It’s scary,” the woman calls out during the heated scene.“It’s because he’s black,” she adds, in a lower voice. The Minnesota NAACP identified the woman as Janet Rowles.

The city, responding to the video in a statement Friday, confirmed that one of two surrounding sidewalks were closed because of construction but said that the video only captured a portion of the incident….

“Watching that video and seeing a black man being manhandled and emasculated by Edina Police was not only painful and humiliating, it was a vivid reminder that blacks are still too-often seen as second class citizens in the State of Minnesota and in this nation,” stated Nekima Levy-Pounds, a civil rights attorney and president of the Minneapolis NAACP. “It is sad to say, but that man in the video could easily have been the next Philando Castile or Jamar Clark, two unarmed black men who were killed by police within the last year.”

Rowles, the woman who filmed the scene, also spoke out against the man’s treatment, which she called “overzealous.”

“There was absolutely no reason for the officer to stop him from walking. I easily passed him in my vehicle because he was hugging the right side next to the construction, literally walking on the white line that marks the shoulder,” she said in the NAACP’s release. “I have no interest in vilifying the police, but obviously I got out of my car in the first place because I perceive the pedestrian might not get treated fairly because of his ethnicity.”

In addition to asking for an apology, the NAACP has asked that an outside investigation be conducted into the incident and that the officer be suspended without pay.

The police department could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday; nor could the man whom the NAACP identified as the person arrested.

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Posted by on October 16, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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7 responses to “Black Man Literally Gets Arrested for Walking Down the Street

  1. roderick2012

    October 17, 2016 at 7:18 AM

    Plains clothed officers should NEVER make arrest.

    And why the hell did he have to put his hands on him?

    I swear these slavemaster-mentality police officers have been showing their pure D asses since Trump started running.

    Someone pointed out that those police vehicles were causing more of a traffic hazard than the pedestrian.

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    • btx3

      October 17, 2016 at 7:47 AM

      I wouldn’t say never, because sometimes they have to operate undercover.

      But the stop was rather questionable.

      ANd mybe I’m just used to better organized cities…But why no sign to tell pedestrians where to go?

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      • roderick2012

        October 17, 2016 at 8:20 AM

        But how are civilians supposed to know that they are cops.

        Remember what happened to the postal employee earlier this year when he as basically assaulted by several undercover cops? What if he had been in state where more civilians are armed and he had shot them believing they were civilians trying to mug him?

        That’s what happened in the Corey Jones shooting almost a year ago to the day.

        This clown who was supposed to be surveilling a hotel parking lot looking for vehicle thefts left his post and decided to go n–ger hunting.

        He claimed he thought the vehicle was disabled but the fact that he parked in front Jones’ vehicle basically blocking him in says otherwise.

        He’ll get off of course but Jones had every right to defend himself against someone who he thought was trying to assault him or mug him.

        What’s strange is that the officer Nouman Raja did everything he could NOT to be identified as an officer. He left his badge, his police vest, his service weapon and even his police phone in the unmarked police van.

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      • btx3

        October 17, 2016 at 8:46 AM

        When making a stop or arrest, they are required to have that badge or Police ID. There have been cases where officers have been shot not properly identifying themselves. And yes, in southern states where concealed carry is more common, they either identify themselves properly…Or shoot first.

        The cop in this case did have his gun and badge on his belt. The issue in this case was the rationale of the stop, and the non-necessity to physically restrain the man, instead of talking to him.

        The shoot-first cops, are making life a hell of a lot more dangerous for the good cops.

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      • roderick2012

        October 17, 2016 at 11:05 AM

        True but you can get a badge from Ebay.

        That’s the other problem.

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  2. harfobama

    October 17, 2016 at 9:52 PM

     
  3. stop crying

    October 18, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    That guy was nothing but a punk. Deserved everything he got. Another entitled Black thug.

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