After a video went viral of cops stopping a group of minority teenagers to confiscate their bikes and handcuff one Black teen in the group, local prosecutors have opened an investigation of the police unit. According to a report from New Jersey Advance Media , the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced they were looking into a New Jersey Perth Amboy police precinct after footage began to circulate online of their terse interaction with a group of bike-riding teens. Hours prior, a brief clip of the incident was posted to TikTok and Twitter. It begins with police officers scolding the boys for not having paperwork to ride their bikes. Assisting officers are heard threatening the teens with arrests if they do not surrender their bikes. The video then cuts to him being handcuffed and taken to a nearby police car.
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Video of Three Black Teens Wrongly Detained At Target Goes Viral
In the summer of , when he was 15, a youth I will refer to by only his first name, Jeffrey, finally admitted to himself that he was gay. This discovery had been coming on for some time; he had noticed that he felt no attraction to girls and that he became aroused when showering with other boys after physical education class. But Jeffrey is a devout Southern Baptist, attending church several times each week, where, he says, the pastor seems to make a point of condemning homosexuality. Jeffrey knew of no homosexuals in his high school or in his small town in the heart of the South. He asked that I withhold not only his last name but also any other aspects of his life that might reveal his identity. He prayed that his errant feelings were a phase. But as the truth gradually settled over him, he told me last summer during a phone conversation punctuated by nervous visits to his bedroom door to make sure no family member was listening in, he became suicidal.
Police Investigated After Video Confiscating Black Teens' Bikes Goes Viral
A video of three Black teenagers being detained by police while shopping for food has been shared thousands of times on social media. In the clip, shot on a mobile phone by a friend of the teenagers , deputies can be seen pushing them up against the counter of a checkout and forcing their arms behind their backs. One of the boys, year-old Malik Aaron, told CBS he and four friends went to the store to buy snacks after attending church on January
The teens involved were all students at Firelands High School. Firelands students, including senior Jim Wilgor, said that they've heard about the videotape, which shows a year-old girl and year-old boy having sex in front of other students. Deputies said that the incident apparently took place on a late Friday night in the year-old boy's home.