The day of the video is here and there is hardly anyone getting away with bad behavior. Well, they may get away with it, but not for long.
We don’t know all of the details surrounding an incident in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where a young man was taken into custody by Fayetteville police after standing in a parking lot waiting for a friend. But, it appears that he was targeted by an undercover cop (who didn’t immediately identify himself) because he was standing by his car drinking an Arizona Ice Tea talking to his friend on video in the parking lot of ABC Liquor. The YouTube video that was published April 29, 2013, has garnered nearly one million views. Here is a description of the incident as it was described on YouTube by the publisher Tony Light.
“Xstrav and Tino Brown at the ABC Liquor store located in Fayeteville North Carolina waiting for Money Mal to come so that they could purchase some liquor. Suddenly an undercover cop approaches the both of them and demands to see what Xstrav is drinking. X shows him that its an Arizona Half And Half Ice Tea, the undercover demands that he hands it over so that he can read the ingredients. Once Xstrav denies handing over his can the cop tells him to leave the property for trespassing. Out of nowhere an actual drunken stranger walks up starts giving shout outs and smelling like liquor…OBVIOUSLY drunk and he is just ignored and walks away without incident. Then the cop tells X to put his hands behind his back so X gets arrested for trespassing. This is just a classic case of a cop taking advantage of his power and arresting a another black man for not doing things the way HE wanted him to do them. X was asked to show him what is in the can…After showing the cop that it was an Arizona Tea, that should’ve been it but because he didn’t put it in the cops hand, the cop was upset and decided to put any charge on him….Share and thanks for watching…2nd video which shows the actual cop car showing up and arresting him.”
The video has been edited to include music and a report from the publisher. If anyone has any further information about this incident it seems that it would be helpful to the young man that goes by the moniker Xstrav. He may have been released, but we do not know anything more than what was seen on the video.
Do you think he has a case against the Fayetteville police? Has this happened to you? We wonder how often this type of thing happens. What is your story? Exposing these incidents may help someone. Check out the videos below because the officer that arrived on the scene would not.
Part I of incident:
Part II of incident: