|Chris Lollie with his two children. Father was busted in a St. Paul plaza after police claimed he was disturbing the peace. Father did nothing wrong at the time of confrontation.|
St. Paul Police are doing some damage control after a father filmed his confrontation with two of their officers. The officers confronted the father after he was sitting near a bank waiting on his children.
The police claimed that the father was disturbing the peace and was disorderly. For him to sit in a public plaza waiting on his children and the law bothering him for doing so warrants an investigation into the officer's handling of the situation.
Again "WE BLACK FOLK" and the law are like distant cousins. Blacks have the phobia that the law will shoot first and question last. The law often have problems with the residents of a majority Black community (or neighborhood). The law often try but fail at getting information
Say if there was a shooting. The law needs to know what happen. They want to prevent a potential criminal from committing a domestic attack. But with the Black community, they believe if you tell the law, you could end up dead or arrested yourself.
The Huffington Post and Addicting Info got the goods on Lollie's confrontation. The video is making rounds around the social networks. It's driven the narrative that police are trigger happy when confronting Black people.
Chris Lollie is a father of two. Earlier this year, Lollie recorded an altercation with the police. Police were called to the scene, and the 27-year-old began filming the interaction on his cell phone. The situation escalated, and police allegedly used a stun gun on Lollie before arresting him. As his footage began making the rounds online this week, the police defended the arrest, but Lollie says the incident was racially motivated.
Lollie's disturbing cell phone video is making headlines as a national debate swells around racial profiling and excess use of force by police departments across the country.
The footage begins as he walks with a female officer, explaining to her that he had been sitting outside the bank for 10 minutes before he was asked to leave. He tells the officer he didn't see signs saying he was on private property and didn't think it was fair that he was being asked to move.
"The problem is I'm black," he can be heard telling the officer. "That's the problem. ... I’m not sitting there with a group of people. I’m sitting there by myself. By myself, not causing a problem.”
Shortly after, a male officer walks up to them, and the exchange becomes heated. Lollie appears to drops his cell phone as he is presumably restrained by officers.
|The law before they were to bust Chris Lollie.|
“I'm not doing anything! Stop, please,” Lollie yells as a clicking noise, possibly from a stun gun, can be heard in the background. “Can somebody help me? That’s my kids, right there! My kids are right there!”
"I don't have any weapons or anything, and then you tase me? For what?" he is heard saying shortly after.
The charges were dropped. Chris has brought his encounter to the social networks. What do you think of the incident?
Was it right for him to be arrested for doing nothing wrong?