Houston Police Brutalize and Arrest Student for Riding a Hover Board

September 22, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Jesse Valdez, a 22-year-old student at Prairie View A&M University, was brutalized and arrested at a Houston mall for riding a hover board! Jesse was bothering no one, having a good time on Saturday night, when a pig threw him to the ground, cuffed him, stuck a taser in his back, and held him there till several more cops came. The cops have charged Jesse with resisting arrest, and are threatening his brother, who recorded the arrest and kept asking the cop why he was brutalizing Jesse, with interfering with the arrest and inciting a riot.

Jesse Valdez told reporters, "I rode around the mall one time before I was approached by the officer. The officer told me to get off the Segway. Instead of answering my question, he applied force to me and took me off the Segway."

Think about what it says about this society and its system that every day in every part of this country, Black and Latino youth are brutalized by police while they are walking down the street, hanging out with friends, just enjoying life. This must stop! Which Side Are You On??


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