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Banking While Black: College Teens Chased and Cuffed by Cops After White Woman Says she is

Black Lives Matter activists lined a Washington, D.C. street Tuesday in protest after a 18-year-old black man and his friends were accosted, chased and handcuffed by police for what they believe was standing to close to a banking institution which made a white woman uncomfortable.Jason Goolsby told The Washington Post that he and two friends were standing outside an Eastern Market Citibank near the exclusive Capitol Hill area around 6:15 p.m. Monday, when police cars came racing towards him. Goolsby told the Post that one car almost hit him so the college freshman ran. Police gave chase and Goolsby friend recorded the tail end of what happened next.On the video, which was circulated on social media, Goolsby is on the ground, as two white officers appear to twist Goolsby's arm behind his back. Goolsby can be heard yelling in pain while the officers' yell, "stop resisting." Goolsby's friend can be heard off camera saying, "He didn't do anything."Moments later the video is stopped after Goolsby's friend is accosted by a police officer.Goolsby told the Post that police would later claim they got a call noting that the teen's presence made a white woman "uncomfortable." Read more here.

Black Lives Matter activists lined a Washington, D.C. street Tuesday in protest after a 18-year-old black man and his friends were accosted, chased and handcuffed by police for what they believe was standing to close to a banking institution which made a white woman uncomfortable.

Jason Goolsby told The Washington Post that he and two friends were standing outside an Eastern Market Citibank near the exclusive Capitol Hill area around 6:15 p.m. Monday, when police cars came racing towards him. Goolsby told the Post that one car almost hit him so the college freshman ran. Police gave chase and Goolsby friend recorded the tail end of what happened next.

On the video, which was circulated on social media, Goolsby is on the ground, as two white officers appear to twist Goolsby’s arm behind his back. Goolsby can be heard yelling in pain while the officers’ yell, “stop resisting.”

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Goolsby’s friend can be heard off camera saying, “He didn’t do anything.”

Moments later the video is stopped after Goolsby’s friend is accosted by a police officer.

Goolsby told the Post that police would later claim they got a call noting that the teen’s presence made a white woman “uncomfortable.”

Read more here.

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Banking While Black: College Teens Chased and Cuffed by Cops After White Woman Says she is

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