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October 13, 2015

Howard Univ. Students Allegedly Handcuffed After Making White Customers “Uncomfortable”

Howard Univ. Students Allegedly Handcuffed After Making White Customers “Uncomfortable”

A black man identified by Twitter handle @darealbighomiee alleges that he and a friend were “harassed and assaulted because ‘someone felt uncomfortable around us.”

“We where approached because a white couple felt uncomfortable around me and my friend in the bank, this is how the police responded …” @darealbighomiee tweeted.

Both the man and his friend have been identified as Howard University students, Raw Story reported.

Police released a statement on Tuesday, WJLA reports.

“The initial call was for a suspicious person, three subjects may be trying to rob people at the ATM,” Officer Sean Hickman of MPD said in a statement Tuesday.

“The location for the call was 6th St and Pennsylvania Ave SE. Officers in the area responded to the assignment. One individual fled on foot from the police, was chased, and then taken down. The individual resisted, and was handcuffed while resisting after he refused to stop. The person making the video was interfering with police, and was also detained while the incident was investigated. Neither individual was arrested.”

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2 thoughts on “Howard Univ. Students Allegedly Handcuffed After Making White Customers “Uncomfortable”

  1. Rick Manigault says:

    I liked DC a lot better 15 years ago. Went to the Justice or Else march on Saturday and chocolate city is the ultimate yuppie hell hole. Whites want you gone and any evidence you were ever there.

  2. Watchful says:

    Rick Manigault

    I’m a native Washingtonian, Rick … and I can tell u that this city has turned more white each and every year for at least the past 20 years. We used to hold the moniker of ‘Chocolate City’ … not anymore … we lost that title about 3 or 4 years ago. They’re steadily pushing us out of city limits, just like damn near every other major city in this country, eg.) Detroit, Chicago, etc. Gentrification is very much alive and well in the so-called ‘Nation’s Capital’ and this article that I just finished reading from our local rag, offers a prime example of just what’s happening here … and we even have a blk female as our mayor, so what does that tell u?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/poorer-tenants-fear-being-pushed-out-by-planned-congress-heights-complex/2015/10/14/1ecaad34-6c9b-11e5-9bfe-e59f5e244f92_story.html?postshare=4141444902468419

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