There really was no justifiable reason to do this. In Grand Rapids, 5 black teens are accosted at gunpoint by a Police Officer, supposedly looking for an armed black male. There are a lot of ways the Cop could have approached this issue without drawing a firearm. Especially since it seems he had substantial backup less than 10 seconds away.
This Cop just cemented any suspicion in these kids minds, that the Police are armed thugs instead of community protectors.
Hat Tip to “The Advise Show” on this one. Advise is a YouTube Channel out of Houston, with interesting content.
‘Stop crying, bro! They gonna think we did something!’: Unarmed black teens sob as cop holds them at gunpoint
Last month, officers in Grand Rapids, Michigan were responding to a call about an armed suspect when they pulled their gun on five teenagers minding their own business.
The body cam video posted by BuzzFeed revealed sobbing teens forced to lay on the ground as the officer pointed his gun at them.
“Guys, get on the ground. Keep your hands out,” a Grand Rapids police officer tells a group of youths in the video. “Just follow our directions and we’ll be all right, OK?”
The teens are seen raising their hands before laying on the sidewalk.
“Stop crying, bro! They gonna think we did something!” one of the boy’s friends can be heard saying.