r/PublicFreakout Sep 24 '22

just watched UNT Police Dept. unlawfully arrest a Black student trying to attend a job fair on campus, claiming he was “trespassing” despite having a student ID number. 👮Arrest Freakout

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u/Diggable_Planet Sep 24 '22

In my town, job fairs on campuses aren’t only for students, but the community.

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u/Deep90 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

UNT gets public funding so I'm pretty sure he can be there just like those college hate preachers can be there. The library for example, is also available to the general public though some services are restricted to students.

As for the walking into buildings. Trespassing usually requires intent. That is why stores will take down your name and make it clear you cannot come back to them or surrounding stores.

They aren't checking for your face at the door, but if you cause problems again you can now be charged with trespassing as you knowingly and unlawfully entered a store.

So even if he somehow wasn't allowed at the career fair, there is 0 reason the cops should be arresting him (if the charge was trespassing). Especially if staff at the event said it was fine.

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u/chenyu768 Sep 25 '22

How many black hate preachers have you seen on campus? Theres your answer.

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u/PutridWorkin Sep 24 '22

This guy attorneys.

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u/oddmanout Sep 25 '22

I work at a university. A lot of people, especially students, get mad because there's those hate preachers on campus but they're not legally allowed to ban them for their speech. It's a public university.

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u/ytsirhc Sep 25 '22

and that’s why they just scream over them 🤷🏻

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u/slutymonkey128 Sep 24 '22

Same here in A2, MI

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u/Rangles Sep 24 '22

Actually even if they release him he can sue.

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u/SpaceXBlaze Sep 24 '22

Precisely

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u/Advance-Puzzleheaded Sep 24 '22

Exactomundo

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u/shaoting Sep 25 '22

Cowabunga

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u/Queasy-Position66 Sep 25 '22

English please. Some of us aren’t multilingual. /s

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u/ImissDigg_jk Sep 25 '22

You don't speak ninja turtle?

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u/Gommool Sep 24 '22

Yup violation of your fourth amendment right to privacy

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u/4Meli Sep 25 '22

I think she knew that. She was probably just saying it that way to get the cops to let him go.

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u/Milsivich Sep 25 '22

Honestly, seems like a smart move on her part. In fact, she seemed to handle this perfectly, right? I’m trying to learn from videos like this so when the time comes I am prepared to act myself

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u/TheBlack2007 Sep 24 '22

So what? It's not like the pig has to pay of face any consequences, either.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

That's why they double down.

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u/Pillsbury__dopeboy Sep 24 '22

Still performed an unlawful stop and search. So definitely 👍

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u/BernieTheDachshund Sep 24 '22

They just ignore any proof he has and continue to violate his rights. Shameful.

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u/Jungleman6 Sep 24 '22

Wouldn’t be the first time. There’s another video of a black guy picking up rubbish around a building. The bodycam from the cop shows the cop getting more and more aggressive and continuously trying to escalate the situation by repeatedly insisting that the grabber the guy is using to pick up the rubbish is a weapon. A superior eventually shows up and is absolutely disgusted with the cop. Turned out that the cop knew the guy lived in the building and was a student, and was refusing to give the guys student ID back. The building supervisor had also come out and told the cop that the guy did indeed live there, was indeed a student and that he was paid to clean up around the building. Video ended with the cops superior reaming him out for being a fuckwit.

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u/OscarMike14 Sep 24 '22

Do you, by chance, know where one could find this video?

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u/anthemofadam Sep 24 '22

Pretty sure it’s this one they’re talking about: https://youtu.be/tYachnFjylA

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u/IAlreadyFappedToIt Sep 24 '22

Every single cop in that video is a fucking bastard. The student was right, that cop really was hoping he'd get to shoot him.

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u/Pragmatist_Hammer Sep 24 '22

"A few bad apples" is such a BS statement, if anything, with US police it is, at best, a few good apples, all the rest are rotten to the core.

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u/Kobakoy1555 Sep 25 '22

ONE bad apple, spoils the bunch

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u/basch152 Sep 25 '22

the entire quote is "a few bad apples spoil the bunch"

all you have to do is finish the quote to realize how fucking stupid people are when they use it

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u/vbun03 Sep 25 '22

When did that phrase get corrupted? Seemed like only until recent years everyone I've ever heard used the phrase, used it correctly.

Now it's an absolute crapshoot.

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u/myperfectmeltdown Sep 25 '22

But the real question remains: Did the cop want the guy to sit down?
I can’t belief they doxed that kid.

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u/LoudBoysenerry Sep 25 '22

That "...okay" at 18:42 after being told to leave him the fuck alone, what a piece of shit

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u/OscarMike14 Sep 24 '22

Thanks for the link!

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u/KalElMeatOfSteel Sep 25 '22

Not from a jedi.

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u/JavaDontHurtMe Sep 25 '22

Oh yeah, I know exactly which one you mean. It's a "classic". I didn't know the abuse went that far though, including actually having the student's ID and refusing to return it.

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u/ChubblesMcgee103 Sep 25 '22

Video ended with the cops superior reaming him out for being a fuckwit.

I wish that happened more often when these shitbags acted like shitbags.

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u/Cybernetic_Whale Sep 24 '22

They’re probably trying to find something on him or in his background to go off with after the fact.

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u/Timelymanner Sep 24 '22

Basically stop and frisk

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u/eeyore134 Sep 24 '22

And when they don't find anything they'll escalate and escalate and escalate until he does the smallest thing that they can call resisting arrest and then arrest him for resisting arrest.

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u/Cybernetic_Whale Sep 24 '22

It’s a broken system.

We’re arresting you for resisting arrest.

Okay, what was I being arrested for initially?

Uh, don’t worry about it.

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u/eeyore134 Sep 24 '22

Working as intended, unfortunately.

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u/hates_stupid_people Sep 25 '22

They don't even need to do that, they can literally invent laws on the spot and arrest you for breaking them.

As courts have ruled that cops can legally arrest someone for breaking a law the cop knows for a fact does not exist.

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u/AnotherpostCard Sep 25 '22

Also his name is Zayd. That's a Muslim name. Can't have rogue Muslims going around picking up trash with blunt objects.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Once you go down that road you might as well double down. The lawsuit will come either way.

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u/electricdwarf Sep 26 '22

"Hurr durr aint my job, I just arrest and let the courts sort it out." -cops

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u/Sad-Material1394 Sep 25 '22

University police replied to the tweet with a statement saying police were called because the man was causing a disturbance at an event inside the UNT union building.
Read more at: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article266193151.html#storylink=cpy

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u/UnitGhidorah Sep 25 '22

Ah yes, the people in the wrong are the people I'm going to believe. Cops never make shit up right?

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u/oufisher1977 Sep 24 '22

Cops have a hard time comprehending anyone going to school after 12th grade.

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u/bagofpork Sep 24 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Do you know why I’m pulling you over?

“Because you got all D’s in high school?”

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u/tankynumnums Sep 25 '22

Fucking LOL

*Sitting in holding* "Worth it"

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u/boomajohn20 Sep 24 '22

Hell, 8th grade is perplexing to them

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u/fuzzyblackyeti Sep 25 '22

My sophomore year of college my car was broken into and my backpack with all of my textbooks (~500 dollars) and notebooks and a helmet camera were stolen.

I had called the police obviously and the cop just goes "well i don't really know why anyone would steal a bunch of books..."

Like, he couldn't extrapolate that they probably just took the bag without looking inside or that college textbooks have resale value.

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u/xomns13 Sep 24 '22

Since cops only need a HS diploma and nothing else.

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u/LinkovitchChmofsky Sep 24 '22

They actively turn people away for being too educated….

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u/xomns13 Sep 25 '22

Any dumbass can carry a gun.

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u/Get10dollarsoff Sep 25 '22

After 12th grade the cops do something about it. Before 12th grade they just stand outside the school

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u/tinypeepeehole Sep 24 '22

God I hate campus police. I (F23) worked as a tutor on my campus. I left my bag at my job and took a walk around the campus’ perimeter. A university police car pulled up to me and started asking what I was doing and “why not just walk through the campus?”. Homeboy assumed I was a prostitute walking around at 8 AM just because I wore a romper and didn’t have my backpack.

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u/Ok_Contribution_8817 Sep 24 '22

Police that work colleges have got to be the biggest jag-offs of all: being on a power-trip must be one of the prerequisites for employment

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u/EggotheKilljoy Sep 24 '22

I must have gotten lucky, all of the campus police at my college when I went there were all great people, super friendly. The city police on the other hand…

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u/SwiftFlyingHawk Sep 25 '22

Same with me. Campus police were chill as fuck. County Police were assholes that were out to get your ass no matter what.

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u/Hunky_not_Chunky Sep 24 '22

You know what they say, if you can’t do teach, if you can’t do or teach then become a cop.

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u/FBML Sep 25 '22

I was ticketed for not wearing my seatbelt, while I was walking around campus. The officer had no valid reason to harass me, so fabricated that he witnessed me driving without my seatbelt 30 minutes prior. I worked at the community college where and while this campus cop did all this.

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u/Hobbescrownest Sep 24 '22

Since when do hookers hang out around colleges?

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u/PineappleGrenade Sep 25 '22

Seriously. I've never heard of sex workers taking meal card swiping at the dining hall as payment.

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u/Dr_Bunnypoops Sep 24 '22

Police state at its finest...

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u/Know-yer-enemy1818 Sep 24 '22

This shit has got to stop

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u/Zakkimatsu Sep 24 '22

It can once the dinosaurs get voted out. Register to vote and show up this Nov. It'll be the best thing you can do to help, really.

These kinds of people come into power by the rich white bureaucrats that put them there. They will also continue to vote towards keeping these practices in place.

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u/Bookssmellneat Sep 25 '22

You can’t reform something as absolutely and thoroughly corrupt as North American policing.

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u/vegoku92 Sep 25 '22

Oh the glory of South American policing. At least you can bribe them.

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u/coppertech Sep 25 '22

hippity hoppity pigs protect property.

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u/DIY-lobotomy Sep 25 '22

Seriously. When’s it time to fry these piggies? I’m sick of it.

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u/BDWabashFiji Sep 25 '22

It’ll stop when the white public starts intervening in these situations in ways that cause officers to be concerned for their physical safety.

In other words, it’s never going to stop.

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u/EthanStrawside Sep 25 '22

That won't work either. That would just make their behaviour worse..

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u/Jax-Light Sep 24 '22

🐷🐷

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u/mmohaje Sep 25 '22 'MURICA

Even if they let him go, I'm sure it's humiliating. The mental impact. The cops go home and relax and like nothing happened. This is all this poor guy is going to think about for days.

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u/against_the_currents Sep 25 '22

And every single time he sees another officer.

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u/KingRatbear Sep 24 '22

"UNT Police Dept." is a misspelling. You forgot the "C" at the start.

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u/Driftedryan Sep 24 '22

It's implied

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u/Dantethebald1234 Sep 25 '22

Fun fact, the University of North Texas radio station is call KNTU because the FCC has no sense of humor

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u/iDoneDo Sep 25 '22

Funner fact, FCC never got involved. UNT didn't want' to change the call letters. I was in the RTVF program during the time the school changed its name, and we really wanted them to change the call letters!

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u/smoothballsJim Sep 24 '22

You're thinking of UNT central campus

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u/Jets237 Sep 24 '22

Clearly this man can’t get a job because he’s lazy not because of systemic racism… s/

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u/evrfighter Sep 25 '22

Let get to those polls this year folks. Turn this shit up to 11. Vote out all Republicans

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u/ThisWormWillTurn Sep 24 '22

Make no mistake; officers are trained to pursue charges no matter what, even if they are in the wrong. The culture of policing is very strong and showing any sign of "weakness" is considered a betrayal of the values held so strongly by the tribe.

Remember the officer who choked his fellow officer for intervening on his very legitimate beating of a citizen? Or a little further back during the mass protest over Floyd's murder ... in which a an old man was pushed down by riot police and cracked his head open? One officer started toward the old man but was pulled away by his fellow officers. If you're not with "Us" you are very clearly "them".

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u/DonCavalio Sep 25 '22

Cops suck, all of them.

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u/havocLSD Sep 24 '22

Fucking racist pieces of shit. I hope he sues.

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u/1slandViking Sep 24 '22

Cops like this ruin it for everyone

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u/kleric42 Sep 24 '22

That's the trick. They're all like this. Every single on of them.

ACAB.

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u/SupernerdgirlBW Sep 24 '22

Absolutely 💯💯💯

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u/AggravatingWindow440 Sep 24 '22

C’mon now, I don’t think ALL of them are fatherless

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u/figerofskzi Sep 24 '22

Not sure why you are being down voted. I thought your comment was hilarious.

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u/gerbshizzle Sep 24 '22

You mean cops, there fixed it for you.

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u/Healthy-Cupcake2429 Sep 24 '22

This one is super recent so idk, I'm not generally one to just take someone at their word whether they're innocent.

The police version is they were called to the event because he was causing problems and making a disturbance, was asked to leave and refused so they trespassed him (normal for disorderly people who won't go. It doesn't matter if it's public property like a library for ex or whether he's a registered student).

But we'll see. I don't think there's enough info, just the claims he makes vs the claims the police make but the either misleading or naive title is concerning.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article266193151.html

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u/elaynefromthehood Sep 24 '22

Thank you. But I don’t trust police statements anymore. Sadly.

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u/Healthy-Cupcake2429 Sep 24 '22

I don't trust either. Both people and law enforcement departments have reason and proven to lie.

My distrust of the police claims (what kind of a "disturbance?") doesn't mean I trust what some person, especially one getting arrested, says either. Unless I have specific, personal knowledge to believe one, I don't.

I don't think it should need saying that people lie and don't always believe what you see on the internet. So that just leaves... waiting for more information before drawing any conclusions. Everything else is just confirmation bias.

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u/TheToastyWesterosi Sep 24 '22

Well said. The moment someone brings up law enforcement’s “version of events” is the moment I know the lies have begun.

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u/varangian_guards Sep 25 '22

after uvalde police i have lowered the word of police to the value of 2 week old leftovers. i will probably ignore it but it really is a problem.

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u/Krilesh Sep 24 '22

Original poster, where the x post came from, looks like a bot

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u/Beneneb Sep 24 '22

Yes, people are quick to criticize the cops, and I'm certainly not saying these particular cops were in the right, but all we see in the video is this guy being arrested. Without knowing what led up to it, we can't say if it was justified or not.

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u/Healthy-Cupcake2429 Sep 25 '22

Yeah, that's the point. I know reddit is predisposed to hating cops and naturally distrusting them which is fine. Distrust is safer. But I just mean to point out distrust in one side doesn't suddenly make the other more trustworthy.

People lie, mislead, misrepresent information for a perceived benefit all the time. False accusations are as old as cover ups and excessive force. So that leaves us with: trust no one and wait for more information to emerge.

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u/TheFlyingSpaghetti77 Sep 25 '22

Its pretty reasonable to not trust police reports they literally do drive by shootings and are a gang in my city. Why the fuck should i believe police reports after everything that has happened the last few years

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u/Healthy-Cupcake2429 Sep 25 '22

Did you read? Great! I haven't argued anywhere that you should trust a police report. Its reddit so I already assume that's the case enough it doesn't even need to be said.

But the title assumes random guy is to be believed. Distrust in the police doesn't mean that someone else is trustworthy.

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u/yul_brynner Sep 25 '22

I know reddit is predisposed to hating cops

Oh christ, they lie constantly. Try another line.

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u/Healthy-Cupcake2429 Sep 25 '22

Try reading comprehension. I never suggested otherwise, anywhere.

Does that mean you trust strangers? People lie. You're either saying that random strangers on the internet can be believed at their word or just having a side argument with yourself.

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u/Master-Conference304 Sep 25 '22

Sir you can’t record or we’ll have to shoot you

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u/cupcakesandbruises Sep 24 '22

I'm glad that woman was there to help defend him, what an awesome person

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u/FakinFunk Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Remember, nearly all police departments in the southeast US started as runaway slave patrols. They were founded for the EXPLICIT purpose of denying people life and liberty. They are not there to “protect your freedom,” or “keep the peace.” They are armed revenue collectors who systematically prey on certain demographics, because that is EXACTLY what they are designed to do.

Edit: sp

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u/daxtaslapp Sep 25 '22

Brah. Do these cops even know they are on Earth?

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u/WhiteyDude Sep 25 '22

Meanwhile the local Christian whacko goes on campus with a fucking megaphone to harass students, but gets a pass.

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u/silverlf Sep 25 '22

Oh look another black guy getting arrested for no reason...fuck cops

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u/Lurk5FailOnSax Sep 25 '22

C ops

U niversity

N orth

T exas

S tupid

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u/MrWobblyDongle Sep 25 '22

Land of the Free

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u/Sujjin Sep 25 '22

"He can sue"

Not with qualified immunity he cant. Sure he can sue the city but what good will that do.

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u/Parkyguy Sep 25 '22

Black = “suspicious”. Right racists?

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u/Special-Literature16 Sep 25 '22

Untrained unskilled and just dumbass arrogant pos. They are despised by many

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u/Apprehensive_Rip8403 Sep 25 '22

The nerve of that man being black in public /s

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u/First-Funnies Sep 25 '22

disgusting. stupid racist fucks

hope they got fired and not normal paid vacation

we need to push politicians to demilitarize the police and get rid of qualified immunity

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u/TK_BERZERKER Sep 25 '22

I never understood that. Everyone is saying they fucked up. The signs are pointing towards them fucking up. Yet they continue the arrest like they can't hear anything Knowing they're gonna get in trouble, everytime. So bizarre

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u/OG_Skrullz Sep 25 '22

Those dudes like to take about screwing over black people while pegging each other.

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u/TLGinger Sep 25 '22

Another crime for the books “getting an education while black”

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u/Space-Booties Sep 25 '22

Like most hogs, they’re full regarded and don’t understand basic human rights. r/ACAB

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u/Suitable_Moose1111 Sep 25 '22

The only good cops a dead cop.

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u/Cyber_Dan Sep 25 '22

Sad thing is most of the comments are just assuming the police are wrong without even knowing the context. Whether or not they are wrong here I don't know. But the fact that so many jump to the conclusion they are is what is troubling. The police have so often been caught abusing their power, lying to cover up their own crimes and officers never facing any consequences that more and more people have lost their respect and trust of them. Police have a lot of damage control to do if they don't want this to keep getting worse.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Oh look, another video where we have no idea what actually happened.

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u/eeyore134 Sep 24 '22

If the police want us to assume they're the ones in the right in these situations then they're going to need to put in a lot of work to repair their reputation. They seem not only unwilling to, but willfully wish to do the exact opposite.

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u/Ivabighairy1 Sep 24 '22

Nice try. 40,000 + students. Over 5,300 black students. And some cop randomly does this knowing cameras are all over the place?

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u/Trextrev Sep 24 '22

Anyone have more information I’m curious what precipitated this and got the police involved in the first place. To get trespassed someone who is the owner or employee or in some authority of the place has to first tell you to leave and you then have to refuse to do so, and in the case of a public university they have to make it clear that your permission to be there is being temporarily revoked and that’s for nonstudents. If you’re a student then they really can’t ban you from campus without a hearing and could only temporarily trespass you from the specific area and you would have to be doing something that was causing a disturbance to those around you. Cops have zero authority to just trespass you from a campus without a complaint.

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u/Ferret_Acceptable Sep 24 '22

ACAB is a sentiment held because our system is in place to protect all cops from being held responsible and it’s abused by “the bad ones”. It keeps them in uniform to continue to abuse the people so the entire system is flawed so yea All cops ARE bad.

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u/SwifferWetJets Sep 24 '22

What led up to this?

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u/johnnycombat66 Sep 25 '22

Huge lawsuit in the making here.

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u/youjerkfaceyou Sep 25 '22

So ignorant AND racist. Got it.

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u/RelayFX Sep 24 '22

https://amp.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article266193151.html

The man says in the video he took classes last semester and is still registered as a student but has not taken classes this semester.

The university confirmed to the Star-Telegram the man was enrolled in classes in fall 2021 but isn’t in 2022.

Sounds more like he was a student.

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u/84121629 Sep 24 '22

I mean that’s how it works... when I graduated college I was back at the campus over and over for months attending job fairs... that’s the whole point lol

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u/mixedliquor Sep 24 '22

At my uni, you had to be unenrolled for three semesters in a row in order to be booted. Not registering for a semester is common (some people don’t do summer); that doesn’t make them “not a student”.

Students not enrolled, but still students, had full access to the campus.

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u/BostonUniStudent Sep 24 '22

Plus, it's not like he's trying to get into a locker room. He's trying to go to a job fair. This should be encouraged for even former students.

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u/Reddit-username_here Sep 24 '22

Right? Like, as an alum would my school try to have me arrested?

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u/rubertidom Sep 24 '22

Depends on the color of your skin.

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Career fairs are usually open to the public anyway and not just students.

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u/Shaquandala Sep 24 '22

Right seems more like he wants to justify and obviously illegal detainment

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u/Urbanviking1 Sep 24 '22

Not necessarily, many students take a semester off to pursue internships and other work/career advancing activities to receive credit towards a degree.

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u/Stratostheory Sep 24 '22

Which realistically shouldn't make a difference, events like this are generally open to anyone with a valid student ID which are good for a couple years after graduating.

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u/Cho-Chang Sep 24 '22

Your quote literally says "is registered as a student"

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u/LordofDsnuts Sep 25 '22

Grasping at straws to bootlick

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u/creamdreammeme Sep 24 '22

That’s not quite the gotcha it sounds like you were trying to make. You don’t have to reapply if you’re taking a semester off.

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u/Confident_Bridge9811 Sep 24 '22

Former student at a job fair.... GASP!

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u/heck_is_other_people Sep 24 '22

As a graduate student, I had years where I enrolled in no classes, but was still a full-time student.

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u/BitterLeif Sep 24 '22

at my school you're enrolled until you finish your degree. If you stop attending then you're always welcome to go back and finish.

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u/OkraFit3987 Sep 24 '22

He can still be considered a student if he filed for a leave of absence. If he didn’t then he’s not a student anymore.

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u/thin_white_dutchess Sep 24 '22

Also, it’s an open campus.

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u/jmccaskill66 Sep 24 '22

What does it matter? It’s still public property and most job fairs held at colleges and universities are open events. Pointing this out serves 0 purpose.

“I’m not racist, but…”

Might as well just say that.

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u/hastur777 Sep 24 '22

Someone called the cops because he was causing a disturbance, then he refused to leave when asked.

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u/Steve_78_OH Sep 24 '22

Anyone can call 911 and say anyone is causing a disturbance. That doesn't mean they actually WERE causing a disturbance, just that someone didn't want him there.

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u/jmccaskill66 Sep 24 '22

Ohhh that’s right Walking While Black causes a disturbance, I forgot, my bad.

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u/hastur777 Sep 24 '22

We don’t know what caused someone to call the cops.

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u/jmccaskill66 Sep 24 '22

That’s a general excuse used by cops when no one actually called anything in. More than likely this man demanded what grounds he was being asked to leave a public even under, and that immediately requires detainment because “how dare you disrespect my authority” yeah, ruin a man’s background and reputation because you had nothing else better to do. Cops have NO REGARD for the consequences of their actions and how it effects people throughout the rest of their lives.

Unnecessary escalated response to a non violent situation.

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u/hastur777 Sep 24 '22

If that’s true he’s going to have an easy case against the cops. If it’s not, he’s hosed

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u/jmccaskill66 Sep 24 '22

Funny story, actually. One of my best friends growing up, we’ll call him Derrick. He’s a black male, I’m a white male. He and I were hanging out one day at a park, off of South College Ave, back in a residential part of the street. I would have to say more than a mile from any college dorm. We were “apprehended and arrested” and charged with grand theft. We were accused of stealing high end mountain bikes.

He had a Trek that his mom just bought him, I as well had my own Trek. Mind you, “Derrick” is like one of the “whitest black guys” I know. His mom even called him “my lil white boy”. But surface level, He’s black black. Like Nigerian darkness.

We both had to provide proof of purchase for our bikes. We’ll have our moms go through financial statements and receipts, while we were held in Howard Young Penitentiary in Wilmington, De for 2 weeks. Cops claimed that someone called in bike thieves matching our description. His mom hired a private detective and found out no such calls were made to either UofD police nor Local Newark Police at any time the day we were arrested reporting stolen bikes. That whole event almost ruined a job at a dealership I just got hired on at. Had I been fully charged and sentenced with felony grand theft, it would have ruined my automotive career.

I tried to continue my friendship with “Derrick” but he wouldn’t hang out with me because he felt guilty because he’s black. We’ve reconnected years later now, but still. It took its toll.

I can also go on about my adopted half brother, and the atrocities and injustices that he’s gone through. That’s just a sample that I’ve witnessed first hand.

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u/jmccaskill66 Sep 24 '22

Given that university students are still demanding transparency, I’d say he has a case. More than likely all charges will be dismissed. I grew up in a university town (Newark/UofDelaware). I watched this type of based racism all the time.

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u/CaliforniaGiraffe Sep 25 '22

This could just be a guy who was causing a disturbance being asked to leave. But there’s a big indignation boner on this one and everyone wants a stroke.

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u/CaliforniaGiraffe Sep 25 '22

Mr. “I’m going to talk to the president” sounds real stable

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u/jmccaskill66 Sep 25 '22

Oh so because he’s possibly on the spectrum or mentally handicapped, he’s “unstable” and that further justifies placing him in cuff. Yes, more arrest for non violent offenses solves issues and gains public trust. Great thinking.

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u/InfaredLaser Sep 24 '22

This is awfull. Did the guy do anything to be arrested? Or was this the all to common misuse of power?

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u/hastur777 Sep 24 '22

with a statement saying police were called because the man was causing a disturbance at an event inside the UNT union building.

Officers talked to the individual and asked him to leave the event,” the university police department’s statement said. “The individual continued to create a disturbance and was arrested related to this. No force was used related to this arrest.”

Maybe don’t cause a disturbance and then refuse to leave.

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u/Steve_78_OH Sep 24 '22

Sure, because police departments have never made up reasons to arrest and charge people before. I forgot we're living in a utopia.

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u/mikeedm90 Sep 24 '22

Police with no hair, no brains, no reason, attempt to come up with a something to arrest student on school property.

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u/JBear_Z_millionaire Sep 24 '22

Police officer interview questions:

Do you have hair?

No

Do you have a brain?

No

Do you have reason?

No

Are you a racist?

Yes

Welcome aboard! 🤝

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u/eeyore134 Sep 24 '22

Don't forget making sure they've never had an original thought and have a raging ego that makes them violent.

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u/markpsu Sep 24 '22

The number of black students that walk on by is kinda funny.

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u/Mr-Klaus Sep 25 '22

They know they fucked, that's why they're illegally searching him - they're trying to find a reason to justify this shit.

It's the same when cops kill an innocent black dude, all over sudden that weed possession charge from years ago resurfaces and the right wing use it to convince themselves that cops killed a criminal and that is a good thing.

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u/indianking97 Sep 24 '22

Denton is just full of crazies

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u/Common_Voice_3422 Sep 24 '22

He was arrested for SUSPICION of trespassing as a student?? That sounds off. Not even arrested for causing a disturbance which is what they were there for allegedly

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u/migrations_ Sep 25 '22

This is a situation where many are just accepting the description as fact. I fucking hope that it is as described and this guy goes on to get paid. But there was never comfirmation in the video that the guy was a student. None the less it shouldn't matter.

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u/surly_early Sep 25 '22

Racist pig fascists

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u/AmariCoopaTroopa Sep 25 '22

This title is so misleading. The charges were he was disrupting an event on campus but that is nowhere to be found here. Maybe he wasn't disrupting anything, but we need more info.

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u/tdfitz89 Sep 24 '22

What happened leading up to the arrest? These videos always show the arrest but nothing before.

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u/scribbles23 Sep 25 '22

onlookers are morons. you can be trespassed off public property and the guy they're arresting said he was going to "talk to the president" of the university. Clearly more going on here than the white knights in this sub want to believe.

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u/Wise-Routine8081 Sep 25 '22

Nah, sounds like you're just a worthless piece of shit.

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u/scribbles23 Sep 25 '22

Do the mushbrains in here really think you can't be arrested for trespassing if you have a student ID? Someone called them out and they are acting on the land owner/management request.

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u/DirtyPenPalDoug Sep 24 '22

His crime was seeking education while black.

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u/heygos Sep 24 '22

Obviously he can’t be a student. He’s black. You know, hide shit in books, keep them from us(?)

Bunch of rent a cops.

Sidenote: what level is that dudes pocket on? They pulled out like seventy eleven things from there

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u/Reverendwinte Sep 24 '22

Another settlement paid for by tax payers

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u/Yea_No_Ur_Def_Right Sep 25 '22

gasp

A BLACK student!?! Jesus why couldn’t it have been an Asian or a Spanish or an Indian student so we wouldn’t have to care!

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u/clubchampion Sep 25 '22

No idea what the story is here but that college student taking the video overestimates her knowledge.

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u/niteshifter Sep 24 '22

UNT cops do have a history of being shitty, but having a student id number doesn't mean you can't be asked to leave if you're making a scene. Since he's talking about trying to talk to the president of the university at a job fair, I think there's probably some mental illness involved here.

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u/Anon_Observ Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

This video isn’t showing enough for me to develop an opinion. For all we know, there’s a legitimate reason he’s being detained/arrested and the individual could be feigning innocence. I can’t take the words of a bystander who developed an opinion with seemingly little to no context.

And just being there the moment the detaining or arresting starts does not mean we as citizens have a full understanding of why it is occurring. Someone most likely reported this person for something, which evidently, you can briefly hear in conversation that there was a complaint.

Generally, I like to give the benefit of the doubt that these peacekeepers attempted to be civil until the student refused to comply, to which the peacekeepers used their discretion to detain/arrest the individual for further questioning/investigating. Which, without any context, appears to be the stage that we’re at when the video begins.

To further have a thinking point in this matter, if we take a moment to think about situational awareness… what with all the legitimate worries of would-be mass shooters, I’d much rather appreciate vigilant peacekeepers in these times of uneasy tension. If you see an unlawful situation occurring, don’t get involved unless you want to assume responsibility for your actions. Film if you must, and key part, participate in the court date as a witness.

Edit: As I begin to get downvoted into oblivion, I seem to remember that the internet, and especially Redditors, are incapable of having civil discussions and debate. I hope all of you end up on jury duty.

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u/Vic18t Sep 24 '22

Police say they were called because he was “causing a disturbance” and was asked to leave.

There isn’t any video or eye witness accounts of what happened to cause someone to call the police.

If he was legitimately “causing a disturbance” whether or nor he was a student is irrelevant even if the staff was wrong.

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u/the_G8 Sep 24 '22

Kiss the boot.

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u/Sunnyhappygal Sep 24 '22

Seriously. There's no context here. People can be legally trespassed from public spaces, and and if they then trespass then, well... they get arrested- even if they have a student ID! No idea if that happened in this case, but just because someone takes a video of an encounter and states that the person is being "illegally arrested" doesn't make it the case. Give us the context.

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u/ace_urban Sep 25 '22

Can’t wait to see these guys get fired for being douchbags. Right? …Right???

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u/MwahMwahKitteh Sep 25 '22

Anyone know what happened?

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u/rubertidom Sep 24 '22

Texas.

Greg Abbott is a little piss baby.