In the video description published on October 24, 2012, Luis writes:
It is by the grace of God that I still have my life. On the morning of August 12, 2012, I Luis Paulino was savagely beat by more than 15 officers of the NYPD, after bearing witness to a use of excessive on a young Latino gentleman who reminded me of my little brother.
I pray to bring awareness and a voice to the people who loose their lives to this abusive use of forth by the Police Department. I was treated like a rag doll, dehumanized, and criminalized. This issue is plaguing many men of color daily. How many people must die, be beat, or placed behind bars for nothing more than being a man of color!