He had a trash picking tool in his hand in his own yard - police showed up to confront him.
Then they showed up in force. The tape does not show him being belligerent - it shows the roommate being incredulous. Which is precisely what my neighbors or roommate would be if that happened to me in my own yard.
If I were picking up trash in my own yard and a cop showed up to holler at me and question if it were my own yard? Sure I'd probably drop the tool and hand over ID - but of course I don't carry proper ID in my own damn yard? So I would have been screwed on that count.
Why would you need to carry ID on your own property. Which is supposed to be pretty damn sancrosanct!
And I don't have an abundance of testosterone so my back wouldn't go up as fast - hollering at any Dude on his own property about what he's doing there? My goodness.
Someone deserves to a talking to - or a few thousand hours of community service in a park picking up trash. Preferably a park where he's the odd color out.
Sensitivity training too.
i suggest it's because a majority of white folks attack hate instead of ideas of white supremacy..this is why cops get away with murder.. The "black" is always cast as a criminal and most whites are silent about this system Here are three example from the 1700's and very little has changed.
Kit, a Negro man slave, belonging to Landon Carter Esqr. being accused of felouiously stealing a mare,
the property of Henry Wilson of the said County and being arraigned in open Court for the said fact
pleaded not guilty.
Whereupon the several Witnesses, being examined and consideration of the same had, the Court is of the
Opinion that the said Kit is Not Guilty of the fact so as to suffer death but it is ordered that he be set in
the pillory for the space of five minutes and that one of his ears be nailed thereto, and from thence be cut
loose & that he also receive thirty nine Lashes on his bare back well laid on.
The business of the Court being over the same is dissolved.
Prince William County Minute/Order Book 1758 Not found.
And finally the white man.. no ear nailing and the Court judged on his "heart"..
Present Allan Macrae, Lewis Reno, John Baylis, Lynaugh Helm} Gent Justices
Alexander Rigby, being committed to the gaol of this County by Precept from under the hand of Lynaugh
Helm, Gen. one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for this County, on suspicion of Stealing a Negro and
a horse, the property of Robert Ravenscroft, the Evidences as well on behalf of Our sovereign Lord the
King as the said Rigby, being examined and heart, the Court are of the Opinion that he is not guilty of the
felony wherewith he stands charged, and is hence Discharged.
The business of this Court being over, the same is dissolved.
Do you think the crime fits the punishment? Remember they were enslaved and had no means of support..
Tom Boling, a negro slave belonging to John Tayloe Esqr., being arraigned of Felony for feloniously and
burglarily breaking open and entering the Meat & dairy house of James Nesbett, Gent of the County
aforesaid upon the 20th of July in 1762 in the Night time of the said Day and taking and carrying away from
thence, a silver spoon of the value of 20 shillings, the property of the said James Nesbett.
And the said Prisoner pleaded upon his said arraignment not Guilty. Thereupon the several witnesses
against him were sworn & examined.
On Consideration whereof, the Court are of the opinion that the said Negro Tom Boling is Guilty of the
charge of Felony and burglary, alleged against him, and that he be hanged by the Neck until he is dead.
And this Court are of the Opinion that the said Tom Boling is of the value of 1100 Current money.
The Business of the Court being over, the same is dissolved_
AprilS. 1763 Court page 434.
At a Court called and held at Prince Wtlliam Courthouse the 5th of
I saw this on a major TV network and it's terrible. Why would cops draw guns on a black man who appears to be picking up trash? I assume someone called to report this man and that most likely means they are living in the area. This incident and many others like it are a symptom of living in Trumpworld. Power has now been given to white nationalists. We have a world where racism raises it's ugly head again and the number one leader says it is OK. "Divide and conquer" is the name of the game none of this is a step forward.
Reminds me of when I worked as deputy sheriff in small Town Texas where it was illegal to be black in public
The Sheriff and the District Judge wanted me to go along with their plan to kill a man. When I didnt, lets just say, it was about like hell.
And, my Federal case went no where because I couldn't get help. So, maybe me being "white" opposing the Masonic lodge secret religion racist devil worshippers is just not enough credibility to get anything done.
Well in all things considered I think there isn't a news story here.
You have a police officer stopping a man who became uncompliant as a response he got more back up, kept their distance and presented numbers to de-escalate the situation but keep it under control.
I'd rather see 100 cops standing around a single yelling black man than see 1 cop standing over a dead black man.
The man told the officer he lived and worked in the building, and gave the officer his school identification card, 
School ID card? The police were right to be suspicious given that most school ID cards don't have address information and even if they did, aren't a form of valid ID.
BTW, was it established that he did live there after all? The reports aren't too clear on that and all we know is that the person that posted the video claims he lives with him.
What a disgusting story!
Such a thing would not likely happen where I live because there is a large percentage of Blacks. We are accustomed to seeing each other, and for the most part we know and like each other.
And there are a lot of Black police officers, as there should be.
Yeah I’m not co signing anything about this until I see something that details the initial contact between the officer and the citizen.
As a former law enforcement officer I want to hear from the officer ( Sir do you live here? ) and from there I will see as to who actually escalated this incident.
Just saying that if he didn’t attempt to confirm whether or not the individual was a legal resident and immediately went to treat him like a suspect then he’s wrong
And I’d bet that if he was some clean cut Caucasian he either wouldn’t have thought about stopping or better yet that individual would be able to tell him to get off of his property and Joe book em would’ve.
But like I said I want to see more evidence.