NYPD Facing $5 Million Lawsuit For Bloody Arrest Of Black Lives Matter Activist

Black Lives Matter sure gets treated differently from Parkland (IJS)

A Black Lives Matter activist is suing New York City police for $5 million after they beat him at a protest for Stephon Clark in March. A video showed five NYPD officers punching and wrestling Walter (Hawk) Newsome to the ground during a March 28 march, the New York Daily News reported.

Newsome, 41, was arrested, with cops having used a bicycle during the beating, he said.

I’m screaming, and they are celebrating, the activist told the Daily News. “It felt like 50 cops were on top of me. At one point, I was laying there with my arms in front of me and they were still on top of me, pulling my shoulder back. They threw a bike down on top of me.”

Newsome, also suffered a torn rotator cuff, was also detained for nearly 24 hours before police charged him with obstructing government administration.(smh)

The incident calls attention to the misconduct that cops often get away with in encounters with people of color. Newsome, who said an officer pushed him with the bike several times before he was full-on beaten and put in handcuffs, spoke about the privilege that some officers display when dealing with African Americans.

Newsome has had previous issues with the NYPD: He filed a suit against the department after being arrested at a Washington.

So the next time Black Lives Matter is in your city, support them and get out there and march yall, there is power in numbers!!!

 

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