it’s so violent how white ppl knowingly & intentionally weaponize the system against Black and brown youth. they know they can walk up to p*lice & p*lice will literally do their bidding for them. witnessed NYPD brutalize youth of color after they were stalked by a white man.
the youth kept walking away, saying “leave us alone”, and the white man kept following them, while on the phone calling the p*lice. at one point, he ran to catch up to them. he refused to stop stalking them. they kept walking away peacefully.
as soon as the white man got right outside of Washington Square Park, he saw a p*lice truck & ran up to them. we had been following the white dude from the moment we realized he was stalking them. the p*lice immediately arrested one of the youth who was just standing...
tryna explain that the white man was following them. the p*lice did not hesitate to arrest this kid. his older brother watched him get arrested, so he got upset. meanwhile, the white man kept taunting the older brother & their cousin. the p*lice did nothing.
we kept saying that this kid should not be arrested. meanwhile, the white dude runs over to the older brother, swings around a pole and basically puts the older brother in a chokehold, attacking him. the older brother defends himself. 3 NYPD bodyslam him face down on the concrete
by this point, there’s like 8 cop cars. hella cops surround the officers who have body slammed and are now arresting the older brother. older brother’s gf goes after the white dude bcus he went after her bf. c*ps immediately brutalize and arrest her too.
whole time, a crowd of us are tryna stop the shit from happening , and we had to keep pressing these weak ass, violent ass p*lice to actually focus their attention on the white dude who caused all of these fucking problems in the first place.
I heard the younger brother who got arrested first say, “I’m out on bail. I’m not supposed to have any p*lice contact. I didn’t do anything. What’s gonna happen to me?” 💔💔💔💔🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
made sure the cousin had my info in case they needed a witness. p*lice literally lied in our faces tryna say the older brother “punched a c*p” and that’s how they justified body slamming him. yungin was bleeding from the mouth and missing teeth.
FUCK THE P*LICE. rotten, violent, disgusting, racist, vile fucking scum of the earth. ABOLISH THE FUCKING P*LICE.

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