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Video of teen arrests sparks much-needed conversations | Worship


Last updated 3/9/2022 at 12:48pm

Perhaps you saw the brief viral video. It shows what happened at a suburban mall in Bridgewater Commons, New Jersey, on a Saturday last month: Two teens got into a fight. Police arrived. Police allowed one teen to sit on a couch. Police handcuffed the other teen, who was already on the floor face down.

The teenager handcuffed face down on the floor is African-American. One officer put his knee on the Black teen’s back. This occurred as the other teen (who is Latino) watched, allowed to sit on the couch.

When the video went viral, questions were raised, and an investigation began. The...

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