Cop Kicks Teen Girl to the Ground After She “Held a Lollipop”

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project

Washington D.C. — A bag of chips and a lollipop were cause for a teen girl to be assaulted and arrested by DC Metro Transit Police this week. The incident was captured on a witness’s cellphone.

April Goggans of Black Lives Matter DC posted the video on Youtube Tuesday, writing that the girl was 17 years old and was traveling with her friends after school.

According to Goggans, the girl was walking to the metro gates with a bag of chips and lollipop then stopped by transit police because she had food. This was confirmed by the police who told bystanders the girl was under arrest for having a lollipop and a bag of chips.

Food items are prohibited on the train and we can clearly see, in the videos below, the length to which police will go to enforce this law.

According to the DCist, Metro’s account confirms that an officer told the girl to put her bag of chips away while she was on the paid side of the fare gates. Police say that the girl responded with “a defiant ‘No!” Officers said they told the girl that she’d have to leave the station if she did not comply, and she replied “No! I’m not going anywhere!” Police said they ordered her two more times to put the chips away, she refused, and an officer reached for her wrist to handcuff her as she resisted.

Of course, the girl should have simply listened and put the chips and lollipop away, but the subsequent treatment she received from police was entirely unwarranted.

As the video begins, the officers are yelling at the girl to sit down.

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