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A video that has gone viral online shows Austin, Texas police beating up and arresting two men early Friday morning for allegedly jaywalking. They subsequently arrest a third man and a woman who had witnessed the incident.
Police tell bystanders they are taking the man to jail, while bystanders ask what he had done.
“Crossing against the light,” an officer says in an apparent reference to jaywalking.
A man and a woman, who appear to be friends of the two men being arrested and who were questioning the police’s actions, are also arrested in the video.
This is not the first time the city’s arrest policy for jaywalking has come under question. Last year, the city made international news after police beat up a jogger for jaywalking.
At a press conference concerning the incident, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo quickly came to the defense of the arresting officers, saying they may have been rough with the female college student, but they hadn’t raped her.
originally posted by: vonclod
One of the most unprofessional acts of policing I have seen, buncha superhero's
No rape at least..WTF, this situation deserves no more words..none Im allowed to type anyway.