Colorado cops swarm and pull guns on black college student picking up trash in his own yard

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#LivingWhileBlack (from the article). 8 cops, one weapon drawn, call for 'backup', one man cleaning up his yard … this is excess beyond excess.

Colorado cops swarm and pull guns on black college student picking up trash in his own yard
An internal affairs investigation has been launched and community members are demanding answers after viral video showed police officers confronting a college student as he picked up trash in front of his own home. At the Boulder City Council meeting Tuesday night, residents held trash grabbers high and made them click and clack in protest as Boulder Police Department Chief Greg Testa faced council members in the Colorado city in an attempt to justify the overly aggressive response by eight of his officers.

Residents were rallying in response to the latest #LivingWhileBlack incident to make headlines: a Friday morning incident where a BPD officer confronted the unnamed man as he sat in the front yard of a home he shares with others.

According to a release, a Boulder police officer observed a man sitting in a partially enclosed patio area behind a "private property" sign in the 2300 block of Arapahoe Avenue at 8:30 a.m. Friday and asked if the man was allowed to be there.
The man told the officer he lived and worked in the building, and gave the officer his school identification card, but the officer detained the man to investigate further.
The officer then made a request over the radio for additional assistance to respond, saying the man was uncooperative and unwilling to put down a blunt object. Several other officers, including a supervisor, responded.
Police found the object the man was holding is a device used to pick up trash, and officers left the area.
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There are many instances of cops harassing people and overstepping bounds, somehow it seems minority ones dominate the MSM coverage, I wonder why?
 

HayJenn

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There are many instances of cops harassing people and overstepping bounds, somehow it seems minority ones dominate the MSM coverage, I wonder why?
Because it's common knowledge that LE generally are more "suspicious" of minorities

Tim Scott - a US Senator - has spoken out about being targeted by police.

Tim Scott delivered a powerful and deeply personal speech from the Senate floor on Wednesday in which he detailed how, even inside the Capitol building, the relationship between law enforcement and the black community can be strained. The South Carolina senator spoke of multiple instances in which he felt he had been unfairly targeted by police because of the color of his skin, including one encounter with the U.S. Capitol Police. Scott, who is black, said that as recently as last year he was stopped by a Capitol Police officer who did not recognize him as a senator even though he was wearing his member’s pin.


“The pin, I know. You, I don’t,” Scott recalled the officer saying with “a little attitude.” Scott said the tone of the encounter suggested that the officer believed he was impersonating a senator.

The South Carolina Republican said he received a call later that evening from a Capitol Police supervisor apologizing for the officer’s behavior. It was the third such call he has received from either the chief of the Capitol Police or a supervisor since joining the Senate in 2013, he said. Scott said that in the course of one year as an elected official, he was stopped seven times by law enforcement. And while in some of those instances he was speeding, Scott said the “vast majority” of those encounters were the result of “nothing more than driving a new car in the wrong neighborhood or some other reason just as trivial.”


Sen. Tim Scott reveals incidents of being targeted by Capitol Police

This is NOT rocket science btw.

Can't imagine what it must be like to have the cops all over you just for picking up your own trash.
 
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