Is this excessive force?
If you were a resident of this neighborhood would this make you feel protected or terrorized? This video filmed on May 13 in a Harlem subway station in New York. A man was tackled by the NYPD, then joined by several more police officers, then one more, and then a few more still until he is then surrounded by dozens of police officers. I’ve talked about the #BlackRule, but maybe the discussion we need to have here is not how to move in a way that appeases every impulse of police officers, but what kind of training are these officers receiving that lead to instances like this, Tremaine McMillian and countless others that have suffered violence at the hands of law enforcement. I think its safe to say that the fear Black people feel towards the police isn’t over exaggerated.
Today on #TWiBRadio, we discuss the nature of “appropriate” police force, shady professors and their questionable “research” and the criminalization of marijuana.
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