The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held three young Black people at gunpoint, even though they were the ones who required assistance.
A viral video shows Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department representative holding up three young Black people at gunpoint when they were really the ones who required assistance. Tammi Collins — the mother of one of the youngsters — disclosed to TMZ that deputies were called to the scene after an unidentified homeless man moved toward the young men at a bus station and approached them for drugs.
The man at that point purportedly attempted to take the teenagers’ assets and turned out to be incredibly forceful. A few people in the video told appointees that he had a blade and attempted to cut the adolescents. The young men utilized their skateboards to safeguard themselves, yet when police showed up, they were held at gunpoint and advised to place their hands in the air.
“They’re the victims!” bystanders can be heard yelling at officers in the video.
One lady who says she called 911 about the Santa Clarita occurrence endeavored to talk with the officers and clarify that the children were blameless.
“I’m the manager here at Buffalo Wild Wings; we saw everything,” she said. “We’re the ones that called you.”
“They’ve just got their skateboards, they don’t have any weapons,” another person can be heard saying about the kids.
“They don’t care, ‘cause they Black!” someone else off-camera yells. “They didn’t do nothing at all.”
While the appointees were pointing their weapons at the adolescents, an onlooker noticed that the homeless man was “leaving with a blade.”
According to TMZ, the L.A. District Sheriff’s Department loss vision of the homeless man, and he was not confined or addressed. The young people were confined and, in the wake of talking with deputies, were fully released. No arrests were made.
Collins told the outlet that multiple 911 calls were put about the occurrence and everything except one expressed that the young men were the victims. One solitary caller allegedly guaranteed “two black guys were attacking a homeless man” with a skateboard.
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