A shocking new video has been uploaded to social media showing Boston, MA, police violently arresting a man for saying “f**k the police”. The video starts off with an undercover officer attempting to block the view of what’s going on. However, a younger man then appears in the frame saying “f**k the police” – which as we know, is a fundamentally protected right to free speech.
Another officer appears and asks the young, “wanna go to arrested?” – I can only assume the officer was trying to ask “do you want to be arrested,” however, it seems that the ability to use his ‘big boy’ words escaped him at the moment. The young man then decides to walk away, but the cop just couldn’t leave well-enough alone and arrested him.
When the videographer asks how he can arrest the man for exercising his right to Freedom of Speech, the cop makes up some arbitrary, catch-all charge of disturbing the peace – meaning the cop got his feelings hurt, and like a two-year-old, decided to throw a temper-tantrum.
While arresting the young man, one of the officers decides to place his hands firmly around the man’s throat and choke him. It was at this point, the crowd had enough and tried to intervene.
The video ends with one of the officers commanding the other officers to arrest the videographer.
Regardless of you agree or disagree with what the young man was saying, numerous courts, including the Supreme Court, have ruled it Freedom of Speech. In fact, one of our own was arrested in a similar circumstance not too long ago. After being arrested and then choked, he was eventually released. The city settled with Adam Rupeka just last week.
Feel free to contact the Boston Police Department on Facebook or by telephone (617) 343-4633. You can also email the Chief of Police. Boston PD also allows for members of the public to submit an online complaint form.
As soon as we learn the identity of the officer(s) involved, that information will be posted here.