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Disturbing Video Catches 3 Cops Jump an Unarmed Man in Gang-Style Beatdown

Columbus, OH — A video uploaded to Facebook Monday night is going viral now, after showing three police officers brutally attack an unarmed man who was doing nothing but standing there.

The video, uploaded by Mellena Jackson, has over a half million views and is causing a firestorm of blowback. According to Jackson, the man was upstairs interviewing for a job when he was asked to come back later, but police intervened and things got violent.

“They said he was upstairs for an interview and they asked him if he could come back tomorrow and he started rolling his cigarettes up and the police asked him to leave. Maybe they could have felt threatened by the fact his hands were in his pocket and after watching the video I seen that he threw a cigarette after they assaulted him,” Jackson wrote on Facebook.

Jackson, who explained that her 6-year-old son wanted to be a police officer, noted that he saw this unfold as he walked out of the hospital.

“Can’t have that as his image of a police officer/ security guard because they aren’t all abusing their authority just like all ppl aren’t criminals,” she wrote.

As the video begins, you can see three cops surrounding the man who’s doing nothing but standing there with a hand in his pocket. When he takes a step forward, he is then pushed back by a police officer. Clearly feeling like he’s being oppressed, the man appears to flick a cigarette in the direction of the officers — that’s when all hell broke loose.

In the video, Jackson says she couldn’t believe what was going on as the cops then jumped the man in a gang-style fashion after senselessly spraying him in the face with mace.

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When the video was published to her page, many people thought these men were simply security guards. However, the men in the video are OhioHealth Protective Service Officers — a recognized police force able to carry weapons and with arrest powers.

While the reason for the stop is not officially known at this time, one potential cause for the attack could be that the man had his hand in his pocket.

This type of reaction by police for someone having their hand in their pocket is not uncommon. All too often, people with their hands in their pockets cause police officers to “fear for their lives,” thus provoking reactions like the one in the video below.

While it is unclear as to what this man had done to warrant police action, in the video, we clearly see that he posed no threat to officers, yet he was still attacked.

On Tuesday, OhioHealth released the following statement:

“We are aware of the incident that happened at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center last night and began investigating the matter immediately.


The three security officers involved have been placed on a fact-finding suspension until the investigation is complete.


When a situation like this occurs we take it very seriously. We anticipate providing more information about the investigation later today.”


Below is the video Jackson posted online. It contained the following description:

Dude did not flinch at them and or make them feel threatened in no shape form nor fashion. Then flicked his cigarette at them which made it worse. This shit is getting ridiculous. Sad thing is my son seen this shit!!!! Then seen him laying there not moving… they left him there in the 30 degree weather on the cold concrete without getting him medical attention. Then one cop/security guard had his hand on his gun while talking shit to my father. I swear to God I am sick of this shit! Coward ass bitches with badges. From what I witnessed the police officers involved used excessive force which was not needed. With all that is going on with the police/security officers and citizens, this unfolding in front of my 6 year old is a hard pill to swallow. As you can see he was not violent and or did not pose as a threat! Why do they abuse their authority? When will this stop? Why do I have to explain to my son that all cops don’t use excessive force and explain to him why this man was hit repeatedly for no reason at all (He wants to be a police officer). This saddens me. We the people need answers! We fear the police who are supposed to protect and serve yet they talk to use all as if we are criminals and use their badge of law to harm and or kill us! #PoliceThePoliceTopFlightSecurityOfTheWorldCraig Maybe I’m wrong but this could have been handled another way.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. , Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • john smith

    serveing and protecting

    • Tiredofthesameoldcrap

      F him. He flicked a cigarette at them in a show of disrespect, instead of answering their questions. Maybe over reaction from the police, but a dumbass move by the civilian.

      • john smith

        respect is earned

      • The Cat’s Vagina

        No! The cops struck first, shoving him for NO GODDAMN REASON well before he flung his cigarette in anyone’s direction. The “dumbass move” here is people like you making excuses for them and calling people “civilians” as if the cops were an invading goddamn army. Fuck you and everything you stand for!

      • doucyet

        Don’t mind Cat. She’s rude and crude and loves to swear at folks in an effort to protect her precious FTP. People here for the most part hate………hate cops and will at the drop of a hat cuss, convict and murder them (cops) without thought.

        • Mr. Wrestling III

          More like the drop of a video. Yup, we hate when cops brutalize people for no reason. They’re fucking tyrants.

          • doucyet

            OH….they had a reason. You just we’re privy to it in this half-assed video. Those are the one’s Matt loves! That way you can make up the story line and draw your own conclusions.

          • Mr. Wrestling III

            No, they didn’t. When the video starts recording, no everyone is calm. The cops then push the man, pepper spray him and beat him. He did nothing to warrant the attack.

          • doucyet

            Says the guy that wasn’t there. How long and how many times was he
            instructed to take his hands out of his pockets, yet he refused. Then he moves toward the officer clearly being belligerent. But hey………you people can act this way all you want. Maybe we’ll be viewing your video pretty soon.

          • Mr. Wrestling III

            Having one’s hands in one’s pockets is not a justification for beating on a man. This is America, we’re supposed to have rights. Belligerence is also no justification for violence.

          • Steen

            It is when you don’t comply am deathly flick your cigarette at them. Where the fuck do you idiots get this sense of entitlement anyway? Where you behave however you want to authority figures w/o any consequences? Were you all raised by single mothers and whichever scum bag she was banging that week?

          • Gary Smith

            Not consenting to being beaten, caged or murdered is not a question of entitlement. It is simply not consenting to being beaten, caged or murdered.

          • Anonymous

            Heil Hitler!

          • John ‘Genryu’

            Talking about not complying, about time you found out what it’s like to be on the receiving end of some attention from the authorities scumbag.

          • doucyet

            “Having one’s hands in one’s pockets is not a justification for beating on a man.”

            You are correct about that, but that’s not what got him in a bind.

            He was asked to take them out of his pockets and refused……….probably numerous times. That’s what got him in a bind.

            Now, can you tell me why it’s important to be able to see a persons hands at all times?

          • REALConservative

            Having hands in pockets is not a crime. The police, in fact, have no special privilege to demand people keep their hands out of their pockets just because the police want to talk to them. Imagine you started doing that in every encounter just because you wanted to ‘feel safe.’ People would think you to be a lunatic…and you might be.

            Telling people to get their hands out of their pockets is just a method of asserting dominance, a way to bully and escalate a situation that doesn’t need to be escalated in the first place.

            Doesn’t matter if the police can see your hands; they are cleared when they execute unarmed people.

          • doucyet

            First sentence, correct. Second sentence, oh yes they do! Third sentence, I’m not a cop. Fourth sentence, irrelevant. Fifth sentence, your opinion. Six sentence, just stupid.

          • REALConservative

            Nope, they don’t. The rest of your handicapped comment is the kind of laziness prevalent on these forums.

          • doucyet

            Prove your claim, don’t be lazy now! Hands are one of main focuses in every encounter with the public. Let’s see those hands, hands on the steering wheel, don’t reach down there. Just prove your claim/challenge without trying to turn it on me. Can you do it? Or will you take the lazy way out?

          • REALConservative

            Prove my claim? How about…first, you prove that we have to keep out hands out of our pockets just because we are in the presence of the king’s dogs. That maneuver is nothing more than a way to intimidate and escalate.

            You are funny…defending a claim without proof and then demanding that someone else show proof.

          • doucyet

            It’s a lawful order. To shortcut things a bit, prove that it’s not. Remember, you’re the one that challenged and failed to prove your claim. I knew you would take the “lazy way” out by turning your challenge back on me……..and you did. Tag your it!

            Prove it’s not.

          • REALConservative

            Too easy for two reasons. We don’t have to do stuff just because some gov’t employee told us to.

            Take your hands out of your pockets.

            Give me all the contents of your wallet.

            (To your teenaged daughter): take off your shirt, open your mouth, and make this ending happy.

            A cop has no legal expectation that you are required to do any of those things just because you are in his majestic presence. They expect slaves like you to be ignorant of that fact and that is why they steal from people and engage in se()x crimes at epidemic levels, but intelligent people know that there is no violation of a law just because you don’t hold your hands a special way when they demand it.

            Second reason: only someone who doesn’t understand logic thinks it’s rational to demand someone to prove a negative. The burden does not work that way and thinking it does just makes you look stupid. You make the claim, you prove your claim first.

          • doucyet

            Take your hands out of your pockets, lawful order. Give the contents of your wallet, unlawful order. You see the difference? After that you simply got stupid. Why did I expect anything otherwise? Lawful order……..get it?
            There’s your proof idiot!

          • REALConservative

            Nope, not a lawful order. It is a violation of NO crime if you do not take your hands out of your pockets just because some gov’t stooge demands it. Either an officer has cause for arrest, or the don’t, and if they don’t have cause, then they have no special privileged to demand where you put your hands. Refusing to take your hands out of your pocket just because the police want to talk to you is a violation of NO laws.

            You have shown no proof, and updated stories indicate that these officers have ZERO arrest privileges.

            But, hey…feel free to be the subservient slave they’ve conditioned you to be. Just don’t project your syndrome on others.

          • doucyet

            Proof, where’s your proof that it is not a lawful order? Not your opinion, but proof.

          • REALConservative

            Again…where’s your proof that it is a lawful order? Cite the law.

            Or are you just another blowhard spouting your ill informed opinion trying to get people in a bind with the law? Which is it?

          • doucyet

            I like the way you have to use my words to be relevant. Actually I love it! A lawful order is just that, it’s a lawful order. It has “no code number” attached as far as I know, it just is what it is.

            From Wiki: The crime of Disobeying a Lawful Order of Police is classified as a Second Degree Misdemeanor in Florida. If convicted of Disobeying a Lawful Order of Police Officer, a judge can impose any combination of the following penalties: Sixty (60) days in jail; Six months of probation; or A $500 fine.

            Again, you have not offered one shred of proof or evidence that there is no such thing as a lawful order (as you claim). So I’m inclined to think that you’re just another simpleton spouting opinions as facts without any backup what so ever.

          • Guy

            Because it’s a Friggin Lawful Order ! For crying out loud, any self respecting retard knows that ! Just because the cops wants to know if I’am playing pocket billiards or not, should be no reason to shoot me in the ass for it ! Or Is It !?

          • doucyet

            I don’t believe their concern is whether or not you’re playing with yourself, it’s more of a safety concern. You know, knife, gun, mace……stuff like that. Of course you know this, you just wanted to say hi. Hello Guy!

          • Guy

            I usually carry a few coins and maybe a rubber band in my pocket. I can definitely do a lot of damage with thouse dangerous weapons ! Hi yourself !

          • doucyet

            A role of coins (quarters) is actually pretty effective. It’s gets touchy though when the cop (if your searched) asks why the duct tape? Just tell him, I hate buying those darn little wrappers…….

        • Guy

          No ! You’re wrong about that dear friend ! We put a lot of thought, into how we plan to dice and slice em up for the weenie roast, befor we write exactly how we are going to do it ! That way it’s a lot more fun and interesting for you the reader, as entertainment, to be associated with the blood letting and disfigurement of the hapless victim, rather than just say, *Let’s gut em out, and leave em on the *Stake To Roast* !

          • doucyet

            It is after all TFTP! It’s almost as if the name invites opposing views so as to have meaningful discussion. So what you’re saying essentially is, if you don’t think like we do…….we’ll try to neuter you. And you all call me the fascist. Help with the word………starts with an h ends with a y I believe.

          • Guy

            I’am not saying diddly squat ! Because if I do, well you know what happens ! Plus I am tired of word eating !

          • doucyet

            Discussions Guy. We’re just having discussions. It’s better than anything on TV that’s for sure!

          • Guy

            That depends if they are showing *Road Runner Rerun’s* or not ! Beep-Beep, your ass !

      • Guy

        If for some reason, you flicked a cigarette at me, I would probably tell you to go “F” off and walk on ! Had you then become a complete Ass Hole and continued to try to push my button, then more than likely I would oblige you, and either found a board and beat you in the head with it, taken a gun out and shot your worthless ass or any combination of all of them. The point is you would have woken up in a hospital for your stupidity and trouble ! Up to that time, you are simply not worth the time or effort to be bothered with !

      • Tothe

        Respect is earned. Cops are already getting paid with stolen money to enforce bad laws, not to mention accusing innocent people who haven’t even violated any arbitrary statutes of “breaking the law.” As such, they have earned disrespect already.

  • LawrenceNeal

    He was applying for a job. Now he’s got a lawsuit. Inside every cop, border guard, security guard, there’s a nazi waiting to get out.

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  • Gordon Klock

    All this ridiculous, evil, nonsense, is going to end badly for everyone, including the so called, ‘powers that be’…..

  • James Burns

    notice the one policeman went right for his gun

  • doucyet

    FTP to the rescue! Let’s con a bunch knee jerk reactions to a half baked video for click sake.

  • Wally Nash

    May their mothers, sisters, fathers, brothers be subjected to the same treatment that they subjected that man too. My family members are police officers and if they ever did anything like that,,,, ,the same curse be upon them as I place upon those POLICE ! May any police office BREAKING the LAW be subjected to a KARMA worse than what they subjected some one to who was innocent .!!!!!!!

    • Steen

      If Karma existed your family would have aborted you.

      • Ronnie O’Saurus

        Steen, so sorry your dad didn’t pull out in time!

        • JUAN29CARLOS

          I second that observation!@

          • Gordon Klock

            He’s just doing it for the “attention”…

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, whatever, nazi!

  • itstherecit

    ….Mellena Jackson….you better start (asap) telling your 6 yr old son the truth about being a cop….there are ZERO good cops …they all stand behind the thin blue, follow the code of silence and they all participate in the corrupt cop culture….there are only two types of cops….those who are overtly bad and those who are silently complicit

  • James Staufenberg

    U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 242

    18 U.S. Code § 242 – Deprivation of rights under color of law

    Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 696; Pub. L. 90–284, title I, §?103(b), Apr. 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 75; Pub. L. 100–690, title VII, §?7019, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4396; Pub. L. 103–322, title VI, §?60006(b), title XXXII, §§?320103(b), 320201(b), title XXXIII, §?330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1970, 2109, 2113, 2147; Pub. L. 104–294, title VI, §§?604(b)(14)(B), 607(a), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3507, 3511.)

  • Steen

    The best part of these recordings is when they’re done by fellow blacks. You get to hear the arrogant sense of entitlement they have in their culture. This assumption that they can behave however they want to authority and shouldn’t face the consequences. It seems like every damn time, no matter the amount of proof he dindu nuffin. Hahaha

    • Tothe

      The entitlement to not suffer arbitrary aggression? Yeah, what a bunch of jerks…

    • Anonymous

      Heil Hitler! Steen the racist!

    • doucyet

      Black privilege………..

  • Brian J Myers

    The images from this video are disturbing. However, my concern is that the video doesn’t show anything up to the point of aggression. Why were there 3 security officers there in the first place? What did this guy do to warrant that attention. Obviously there is much more to this story than is seen here. I can’t judge what I don’t know. I find it smug that others find it O.K. to comment without the facts. Kind of hypocritical.

    • Tothe

      maybe people don’t start filming until after cops initiate aggression? Don’t apologize for the cops. Presumption of innocence is for the one the cops assault. Cops ALWAYS bear burden of proof. Anything else is injustice.

  • bojimbo26

    3 against 1 – it takes BIG men to do that .


    The prisons are stacked with thousands who were arrested for nothing or very minor excuses and thrown in prison simply to make up quota’s for the prison industry. There are millions of us’of all colors having been victimized, would like a piece of their ass.

  • Fernesque Golan

    My advice to the woman who taped this and whose 6-year old son wants to be a cop —
    Please lady, do your best to discourage him. He would serve the community better
    by being a sanitation man rather than a cop. Too many impressionable kids are influenced
    by all the propagandistic cop shows on TV. The thought of carrying a gun excites them.

    Try to convince this kid that joining the forces of oppression is not the way to go. Convince
    him to do something POSITIVE.

  • Danny Motorcycle

    first.. the man is drunk..watch how he falls back with his feet together towards the wall.. 2nd he threw a cigarette butt at the cops… 3rd he clearly was defying their instructions. 4. what kind of job interview happens at night? 5. we cant hear wha’s being said. I want to see the cops video. hopefully they have a body camera.