Yet another policing video has gone viral this week, although you'll be forgiven if you missed it in the midst of its more headline-grabbing counterparts. The cellphone video, which has received more than 5 million views on Twitter, shows no less than six police confronting a group of teenagers in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Their crime? Riding bicycles without a license.
The boys were incredulous at the encounter and pushed back on the officers' demands that they dismount their "vehicles" and, ultimately, allow their bikes to be confiscated. The verbal exchange eventually led to one child being placed in handcuffs and taken to the station (where he was soon released).
We can't even ride bikes now... I'm not surprised. I'm just angry. pic.twitter.com/xcAR8zmnuP— ?Kid (@deep_dab) April 19, 2021