*No. You didn’t see that wrong. That’s what the headline says.
A black man was detained while walking down the street…with no problem.
Charles Harell is the brother in the video. And it certainly looks like all he is doing is walking down the street, sipping on a cup of java, in what appears to be morning.
But he’s having a conversation with us via his phone.
We hear him describing a day-in-the-life of a black man in his city of residence: Cincinnati. It isn’t until a moment later that we began to realize what he is truly referring to.
The cop that has been following him the entire time.
As he is speaking to us, the cop comes into view; riding slightly behind the man on a bike in the street. We hear the officer ask the man, “What’s your problem?” Then, as the man steps out to cross the street, the cop accuses him of jay-walking.
It goes downhill from there.
As we know, this type of badgering is a constant reality for black men everywhere. It’s not a new occurrence, the only thing is, now we can see it in realtime.
Take a look at the video below and tell me what you see.