The allegation that racism still exists in America has been going on for a while, but it has been shut down by several people. Recently, Kendrick Lamar expressed his annoyance about the way young black boys are treated in his performance at the BET awards held some weeks ago and was later blasted by Fox News anchor for passing a wrong message to the world. Click here if you missed it!
Well, another recent case about an indiscriminate treatment of a black boy has occurred. According to The Independent, a new video that surfaced online showed the brutal treatment of a young black man who was arrested in early April in Philadelphia.
The video showed some members of the police force pulling Tyree Carroll (the black boy) for cycling on the wrong side of the road before grounding him to the floor.
The Independent reported that despite Carroll appearing to offer little threat, officers repeatedly punched and kicked the 22-year old for five minutes, according to the full length version of the video.
It was also reported that Carroll bit a police officer during his arrest because he was concerned of the chokehold he was under. Apparently, Carroll is an asthmatic patient, and the pressure put on his chest made it difficult to breathe. This was revealed in a statement made by his family’s spokesperson, Margaret Prescord, to CBS News.
The Independent also stated that Carroll faces multiple charges which include aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and police say they found a small amount of crack cocaine; but the family has doubts over the drug allegations.
Philadelphia Police have reacted to the footage by launching an internal investigation. The young man has been in jail since the incident and is scheduled for a hearing on 21st of July.
You can watch the video HERE!