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I’m really at a loss for words regarding the bit that I saw in this video. Apparently this kid jaywalked and was confronted by the police (confronted is used lightly considering the circumstances here). AND… then everything goes completely awry. Why would anyone arrest a MINOR for a such a minor offense as jaywalking.
Via CBS-San Fran
A YouTube video posted Wednesday shows a Stockton Police officer hitting a teenager with a baton after he was allegedly stopped for jaywalking.
The video, posted by YouTube user Edward Avendaño under the username “Stockton Port City” starts with a bystander repeatedly yelling “It’s a f***ing kid” as an officer is seen using his baton to push a teenager into a landscaped perimeter.
The teenager pushes back as the officer and yells, “Stop resisting arrest!” while a crowd gathers. The teenager then grabs the officer’s baton, yelling “Get the f**k off me.”
The officer begins to swing at the teenager’s face and strikes him, a strong enough impact that the teen grabs his face in pain. The officer then orders him to get on the ground.
I’m keenly aware that some cops are big bullies and overzealous. Without seeing how this entire scene began, I can’t really draw any more of a conclusion. This is a story that we’ll definitely be hearing more about. I’m waiting for more information on this to unfold.