Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Black Guy Gets Arrested For Distributing Voting Rights Literature, Everything is Terrible
From Think Progress: The stars of North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement took the stage on Labor Day at Charlotte’s Marshall Park to condemn the state’s record on voter suppression and racial profiling, and urge the community to organize and turn out at the polls this November. Just a few hundred feet away, police cuffed and arrested local LGBT activist and former State Senate candidate Ty Turner as he was putting voting rights information on parked cars. The whole story can be found here.
Video above is of the arrest and pretty hard to watch. There's an initial visceral reaction of "why doesn't this guy calm down?" and then you realize what exactly is happening and it is hard to remain calm yourself. What year do we live in?