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Updated: 6/7/2019
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  • After Rashad Butler got out of school, he went off to buy some chips and prepare for the big party that night!
  • Thank God I'm done with ROTC for the day!
  • Jerry's Corner Store
  • He stopped by the neighborhood corner store and got ready to stock up on snacks
  • A lady inside dropped a bag of chips, and Rashad was mistaken for a thief by a police officer after getting knocked over onto the ground.
  • Stop, thief!!
  • what?
  • oops!
  • Rashad tried to explain his innocence to the police officer, but was instead yelled at and forced outside.
  • Stop resisting and comply!
  • I was just picking up my bag! I had the money to pay for it! I didn't steal anything!!
  • Stop resisting! Get down!
  • Stop punching me and hurting me so badly! I did nothing wrong but you didn't let me explain...
  • Rashad was pinned on the ground by the officer and was eventually arrested. The cop used an excessive amount of force and relentlessly beat Rashad.
  • Rashad was taken to the hospital to be treated for broken ribs and a broken nose. He rested here for weeks while this event stirred up conflict regarding police brutality and racism against black people in his community.
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