Video shows what appears to be 4 to 5 guns pointed at 21-year-old Tye Anders as he lay in a front yard with his hands up.
In a statement, police claim “Anders failed to stop at a stop sign and then continued in his vehicle until he arrived at his grandmother’s home on Pine Street.”
When Anders exit the vehicle, instead of walking toward the officers he laid on the ground.
In the background, police can be heard telling Anders to listen to them with guns drawn. At the same time, family and friends are saying “he’s scared, you have guns on him. He’s black. Do y’all not see how many black people getting shot. He’s only 21, of course, he’s scared.”
It was then an elderly woman, Anders 90-year-old grandma, walked towards Anders and stood next to him.
When officers approached Anders to arrest him you can see an officer shoving the 90-year-old out the way. Seconds later, you can see her being violently taken down. You can hear family members in the background saying, “You pushed her.”
Justin Moore, a civil rights attorney from Dallas:
“We believe and maintain that this was a stop based on racial profiling and there was no traffic violation,” Moore said on the phone.
Moore says Anders was put in handcuffs and placed in the back of the arresting officer’s squad car, where he was then assaulted by another officer, multiple times in the face.
In a statement Moore writes, “Racial profiling and pretext stops have been at pandemic levels in this country for generations. This incident falls within this age-old trend of following black men and arresting them for fabricated reasons.”
Moore plans to hold a press conference Tuesday to share more of Anders side of the story.
Midland PD hasn’t released video footage of the alleged traffic stop.
Anders was arrested for allegedly evading arrest. He was taken to Midland County Jail and has since been released on bond.
Bodycam video released of Andre Leshon Lee who lost consciousness when arrested but died 5 days later in Dallas PD custody, Report
The Dallas Police Department has released a video of Andre Leshon Lee who they say lost consciousness shortly after being taken into custody on August 28. The video released clearly shows he lost consciousness at the site where he was arrested.
The report goes on to say Lee died September 2 in police custody a week after losing consciousness. Something doesn’t add up here.
According to Fox 4 the investigation by Dallas police into Lee’s death, he and his wife were driving the night of August 28, when his wife said he got out of the car and started running.
Morehouse School of Medicine students get surprise news that $26M gift will help pay off their debt
ATLANTA — It’s a major gift to an Atlanta-based historically Black college aimed at helping close the gap in medical disparities in America.
On Wednesday, Morehouse School of Medicine announced they received a $26.3-million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the organization founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley under fire for monkey post about black students
According to WCTV Leon County school administrators, Thursday publicly detailed the investigation of an assistant principal’s Facebook post that lead to a reprimand and demotion.
The district received multiple complaints about the post by Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley.
Bradley wrote this message on her personal Facebook page:
“For a while now, I have felt like Ringmaster of the ****show. Today has done me in! I do not want to be ringmaster, someone come get the monkeys and all the circus friends.
#exhausted #goawaycovid #imgoingtobed”
“It’s important to clarify for the record what took place, the investigation that happened, and what discipline we have enforced,” said Superintendent Rocky Hanna in a Facebook live on Thursday.
The district’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations, Deana McAllister, says an investigation determined the post “was not meant to be divisive or hurtful, nor racially motivated.”
McAllister says the post did show a lack of professionalism and poor judgement, leading to a formal reprimand and demotion of Bradley. She was reassigned from Apalachee Elementary to Killearn Lakes.