What happened to community policing?
A WorldStarHipHop.com video appears to show two police officers arresting a young boy who looks to be no older than 6-years-old.
In the recording the boy says “No! No!” while the individual taking the video is deeply concerned and questions the police as to why they are arresting him. An officer responds, “Because it’s none of your business.”
“Nah, I’m just asking a question because he looks like he’s 6,” the bystanders says before the police cut him off. “You’re trespassing,” they say in return.
A woman is heard off camera explaining that the small boy was trying to fight the police.
The police get more and more agitated as the bystander questions where the child’s guardian is. The police begin to drag the boy out as the bystander asks for the mother’s number.
Apparently, the boy was cursing people out and calling the police “racist” and “motherf*cker.” A security guard appears and says, “Their trying to get in touch with his mother.”
The bystander tells them to not to handle the child so roughly. “They have to. If you had been down here from the jump, you would have seen why. They are saving his life,” the security guard says. The bystander responds, “They aren’t saving his life dragging him to where nobody can see.”
In a age where young, Black boys and men are getting murdered and abused by police, was the bystanders concern justified? Were the police too dismissive? Do you think the police could have handled this in a better way?
Tell us in the comments.