Watch Police Tase and Arrest A Guy For Sitting While Black
Yet another viral video showing police abuse of a black citizen is making the rounds this week. According to Chicago-born musician Christopher Lollie, police in St. Paul, Minn. stopped him in January for the crime of sitting in a public area while being black. When he refused to identify himself, as the police refused to explain what crime he was suspected of, the cops escalated the situation to the point of tasing and arresting him while he was waiting to pick up his kids, all of which Lollie caught on cellphone video. The cops confiscated his phone, but he got it back, and earlier this week, Lollie posted the video of the arrest on YouTube:
As is often the case, the video does not show the totality of the circumstances.