Black Student Violently Arrested By Police For Riding Her Bike On The Wrong Side Of The Street(video)

The cop was not par­tic­u­lar­ly aggres­sive or abu­sive toward the young lady.
He was pas­sive­ly aggres­sive, some­thing both he and the oth­er respond­ing cop cooked up to accuse the young woman of.
Whether he was this way with her because he real­ized there were sev­er­al peo­ple film­ing the encounter as he allud­ed to the oth­er respond­ing offi­cer and to dis­patch is open to spec­u­la­tion.
The larg­er ques­tion, how­ev­er, is whether this offi­cer would have both­ered stop­ping a young white woman rid­ing her bicy­cle under the very same sce­nario as he did with this stu­dent?
Since there is no way to know for sure what was in his heart pri­or to the stop, we may nev­er know if he would.
However if past is prece­dent, it is almost impos­si­ble to imag­ine a sce­nario in which a young white woman (stu­dent) would have been stopped and inter­ro­gat­ed sim­ply for rid­ing down the wrong side of the road.

Considering the many and vary­ing offens­es that a police offi­cer could con­cern him­self with while out on patrol, it seems rather strange that a cop would both­er to stop a young woman rid­ing her bike down the wrong side of the road and go to the lengths he did.
He was well with­in his right to stop her in my hum­ble opin­ion and maybe say to her “Maam you are rid­ing on the wrong side of the road”. and advise her that she could be tick­et­ed if she per­sist­ed. I mean the cop can be a total douche if he wants to. He does have that right, but rid­ing a bicy­cle down the wrong side of the road… real­ly?

These are the kinds of encoun­ters that cause hatred and ani­mos­i­ty between com­mu­ni­ties and police.
It is non­sense stops like this one which gives more and more cred­i­bil­i­ty to the premise that when it comes to peo­ple of col­or police go out of their way to over-police, becom­ing oppres­sive over­seers rather than peace offi­cers.
Nothing was gained by this stop. It placed his depart­ment in a bad light and puts tax­pay­ers in that state in legal jeop­ardy in case she decides to sue.