WATCH: Texas police pull man off bike, claim he’s ‘resisting,’ taser him, after he allegedly runs a red light
College Park and Texas A&M police on Wednesday were filmed pulling a man off his bicycle, tasering him after they claimed he was resisting, and handcuffing him, after the bicyclist allegedly ran a red light. That video went viral on social media sites, forcing police to issue a statement.
Local CBS affiliate KBTX reports that "a police officer forcibly removed the man from the bike and onto the sidewalk where he's warned by the officers to stop resisting arrest."
From the video the man does not appear to be resisting arrest once police forcibly removed him from his bicycle. The video (below) does not appear to capture the initial run through the red light or the initial police stop.
"A College Station police officer warned the man he would be tased if he didn't stop resisting. Moments later the video shows the man being tased in the back as officers struggled to put him into handcuffs."
The man is tasered in less than one minute of the officer, who appears violently angry, pulling him off the bike, and about 12 seconds after he is told, "you're going to get tasered."
"In a statement released to the public shortly after the arrest, College Station police said the 34-year-old man was arrested and charged with evading detention, resisting arrest, and resisting transport."
None of those charges are crimes until the police are involved. In the video the man denies running a red light. The initial crime was allegedly running the light, is a simple traffic citation. one in many states is delegated to cameras. From the police statement, which they posted to Twitter, it does not appear he was cited for that violation.
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Lawyer throws a racist tantrum after fire victims refuse his legal aid – then punches cops in the face
After a fire broke out in their Iowa apartment complex, a group of evacuated residents were met by an attorney offering them legal aid. When they declined, the attorney began using racial sluts and threats, WCVB reports.
West Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Heintz said that attorney Adam Kehrwald threatened to go retrieve a firearm and return to the scene, prompting police to get involved.
"We tried to calm him down, me and another girl, and I told, 'Adam, please don't talk like that. That's not nice,'" said Paula Black, who said she's known Kehrwald for at least a year. "Then he went around the corner and started yelling at all those people."
Kehrwald even punched officers who were trying to arrest him.
"When they went to place him into custody, he began to fight," Heintz said. "He struck a couple of the officers in the face with a fist and an elbow, and then he also assaulted a third female officer that we had on-scene before they were able to take him into custody."
The charges Kehrwald face include using abusive epithets and assaulting a peace officer causing serious injury.
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Woman must remove Confederate flag rock from driveway — or risk losing custody of her biracial child: New York court:
A New York woman could lose custody of her daughter if she doesn't remove a Confederate flag display from her property.
In a unanimous 5-0 ruling , an appeals court in Albany ordered the Tompkins County woman to remove a rock from her driveway that's painted with a Confederate flag or risk a possible "change of circumstances" in the custody case of her multiracial daughter, reported the Times Union.
"Given that the child is of mixed race, it would seem apparent that the presence of the flag is not in the child's best interests, as the mother must encourage and teach the child to embrace her mixed race identity, rather than thrust her into a world that only makes sense through the tortured lens of cognitive dissonance," wrote Justice Stanley Pritzker in the ruling.
The court allowed the woman and the girl's father to retain joint custody of their daughter, who was born in 2014 and goes to school near Ithaca, but the judges ordered the mother to remove the rock by June 1 or the Family Court would be obligated to consider its presence "into any future best interests analysis" for the child.
The mother testified at a fact-finding hearing that she had the Confederate flag-decorated rock outside her home, but she insisted that she did not act racist around the girl.
"In response to questioning, the mother testified that she has never used any racial slurs in front of the child or at all," the ruling said.
The child's law guardian told the newspaper that he believes the mother only recently moved into the home and he's not sure if she placed the rock there, but he backs the court's reasoning.
"I think it's appropriate," said Ithaca-based attorney Jason Leifer.
But he's concerned the ruling could lead to the future litigation of political views and opinions that could worsen already strained relationships and create tensions that aren't in a child's best interests.
"What's going to have to happen is this — if the issue is raised the court will need to hear evidence of the child how the child's well-being is negatively affected by a parent's views and opinions," Leifer said. "In some cases this will be easy, such as if a child is being indoctrinated into a hate group, but in many cases it won't be so easy."
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