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Sunday evening outside a Black Lives Matter conference, a Cleveland Regional Transit Authority officer became the personification of the the police brutality activists are demonstrating against when he recklessly discharged his pepper spray into a peaceful crowd of protesters. Because nothing shows you care about black lives like macing them in the face.

The incident was captured on video, above, which shows the unidentified officer spraying the crowd without provocation after police took a 14-year-old boy into custody for allegedly having an open container of alcohol:

Witnesses said the officers had pulled the boy off a bus and “slammed [him] into the ground.” Demonstrators protesting the boy’s arrest purportedly blocked the cruiser he had been placed in from leaving the area. It was at this point that the unidentified RTA officer began to spray the crowd that had gathered.

The boy was taken to a nearby EMT and was later released to his mother.

Cleveland RTA released a statement concerning the boy’s arrest and the officer’s use of pepper spray Sunday evening, claiming the boy was originally taken into custody for being “intoxicated to the point where he was unable to care for himself.” The statement said the incident was currently under investigation.

While witnesses are critical of the narrative presented by the RTA, even if the boy was intoxicated, the officer’s actions exhibit the very indifference and contemptuousness that the Black Lives Matter movement is protesting against. Moving through a peaceful crowd like the evil T-1000 while detachedly unloading a canister of pepper spray in children’s faces is not a good look.

Officer Pepper-Sprays Crowd – Outside Conference On Police Brutality

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