Cops Tased and Tackled Black Teenagers Just Because They Were Holding Vapes
This weekend, police officers enforcing a vaping ban violently arrested four Black teens in Ocean City, Maryland.
Police tackled and repeatedly kneed a 19-year-old on Saturday while arresting him for “failure to provide necessary identification” after allegedly vaping tobacco on the Ocean City boardwalk. Video shows police yelling at the man to “stop resisting” even as he lay restrained on the ground by at least two other officers. Police then arrested two other teens for disorderly conduct and one for “standing on private property next to two ‘no trespassing signs.'”