Despite saying they handled the situation “the best they could,” police are investigating an incident outside a Michigan pub when a swarm of police officers gang-tackled an unresisting man to the ground where they Tasered him as a crowd yelled at the cops that he wasn’t doing anything.
In the video, uploaded to Facebook by Steven Ba, the man can be seen standing with his arms behind him and not struggling when five police officers first slam him into a wall before dragging him to the ground.
As Ba noted on his Facebook post, “Looks like each cop wanted to rip a limb off of him!” while claiming that the man was “Arrested for being Chaldean.”
Once on the ground the cops keep piling on him as one officer is heard saying “Taser” followed by the buzz of the device.
Bystanders attempting to talk to the police and stop the arrest are warned to “get back” by a phalanx of back-up police menacing them with Tasers
According to Click-On Detroit, the unidentified 25-year-old man was accused of fighting with patrons in a pub on St. Patrick’s Day.
“It was a very chaotic situation,” Lt. Dave Clemens explained. “They did the best they could under those conditions to take this person into custody.”
“At this point, preliminarily, there doesn’t appear to be any misconduct by officers,” Clemens continued, saying the Royal Oaks Police Department is investigating the incident
The man arrested in the video has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Watch the video below via Facebook:
Another case of police brutality in the city of Royal oak Michigan. He didn’t resist at all! Share this video! Arrested for being Chaldean. Looks like each cop wanted to rip a limb off of him!
Posted by Steven Ba on Friday, March 18, 2016
Stylist fired for refusing to cut Black girl’s hair: ‘She made fun of the color of my skin’
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Damalyn Ellslager-Matthews brought her three children -- ages 7, 5 and 2 -- into Supercuts in Westboro last week, along with her 21-year-old niece, but a stylist balked at cutting their hair, reported WBZ-TV.
“Now this lady told [the niece, who is white], ‘You should have told us you were Black when you made the appointment,’” Damalyn said. “[My daughter] is so naive she says, ‘Well, I’m not Black, my skin’s brown -- can you trim my hair anyways?’”
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During an appearance on the network, Katyal said he disagreed with analysis saying that Trump should view the 7-2 SCOTUS ruling as a mixed bag, since it gave him the opportunity to continue fighting subpoenas even as it denied his ability to dismiss them outright.
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"I think it's a win and a little bit of a loss for President Trump," Pavlich explained. "In the sense that he will now have to deal with a number of these issues and other presidents in the future will as well, whether they are valid requests for information or not and whether they are being made for political for reasons or for valid criminal investigations."