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February 8, 2016

“Because I (Expletive) Said So”: Video Shows Cops Harassing Black Man for Legally Carrying Firearm

“Because I (Expletive) Said So”: Video Shows Cops Harassing Black Man for Legally Carrying Firearm

There are dozens of videos of white men carrying what appear to be assault rifles inside restaurants and on the street, but when one black man in Connecticut brought his gun into a Subway restaurant in January, he found himself being targeted by police.

Dontrell Brown holsters his legally owed, open carry gun with him everywhere, but instead of respecting his Second Amendment rights, police treat him like a common criminal.

When a Bridgeport officer standing in front of Brown at Subway restaurant noticed a bulge in Brown’s clothing, the officer confronted him.

“Well, you have a gun. So then he said, ‘do you have a permit?’ And I’m like why? He said ‘because I (expletive) said so,” Brown told Fox61.

After officers advised Subway not to serve Brown, at least one officer followed him to another store.

In Connecticut open carry is not only legal, but according to The Free Thought Project, “a person is not required to show an officer their permit unless they are detained or were the victim of a crime.”

The governor’s criminal justice adviser disagrees with that understanding of the law, however.

“If you’ve got a handgun and you don’t have a permit, it’s a five-year felony, and the only way for the police officer to find out is to ask for the permit,” said Mike Lawlor, undersecretary for criminal justice.

“It simply says that it must carry much like drivers of motor vehicles much must carry their licenses,” Lawlor continued.

Brown was not arrested, however, and says on previous occasions officers eventually acknowledged that he doesn’t have a duty to show his permit. On one occasion, Brown says someone called police because seeing him carry a gun made them feel unsafe.

Watch the videos below:



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6 thoughts on ““Because I (Expletive) Said So”: Video Shows Cops Harassing Black Man for Legally Carrying Firearm

  1. Rick Manigault says:

    Please Yvette, don’t make ANY correlation between open carry as seen in Texas to licensed permit carry in the state of Connecticut. Wasilla Alaska is not Istanbul Turkey, That’s very misleading to ignorant people who look to you for guidance. I looked up the law which I didn’t need to, and you MUST have a license to carry a gun, police are not supposed to ask for permits but they do it all the time, like most police activity.

  2. Rick Manigault says:

    Black people are the first ones to reach for the phone and call 911 for an armed citizen, 99% of black liberals would laud the police for terrorizing this man, and after watching the tape feel perplexed they couldn’t disarm him. A black man in Florida was violently assaulted for legally carrying a gun and Mom demand action, a group filled with idiotic black mothers said the man deserved it, Funny thing is I think I found the article here.

  3. Rick Manigault says:

    After watching the videos it’s clear this young man was exercising his rights, The cops were wrong to harass him but that three letter word gun in my part of the country gives police the right to k1ll, search or whatever the hell they want to do, and black people are the biggest proponents of the mid frame that leads to those tactics.

  4. BoDrumm says:

    We all know and now we are seeing it come to the forefront, when the U.S. Constitution was written black folks were still in slavery, that “We the People” is not for black folks, it is playing out everyday across Amerikkka.

  5. Rick Manigault says:

    White’s in this oppressive part of the country are also forbidden from gun ownership.

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