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Video Shows How Dancing in Public in the Police State is Hazardous to Your Health

Rochester, NY — Brendan Carter was on his way to see his sick uncle last week when he was detained by multiple security officers in the public RTS bus station in Rochester, subsequently assaulted by police and arrested — all over his dancing.

According to Carter, he was waiting for the bus to visit his uncle who is in the hospital. Apparently overcome by emotion, Carter said he put his headphones in and started dancing to avoid crying. This dancing got the attention of DHS employees and security officers at the station.

Carter had a bus pass and was breaking no law when the officers approached him. As he explained, when he was told to leave for no reason and the officers put hands on him, Carter became angry. However, as seen on the video, he never once became violent.

He was immediately accused of being drunk (which is not a crime, even if he was) and he was told to leave. A scene ensued after the initial confrontation as Carter refused to leave because all he wanted to do was get on the bus to visit his uncle.

Rochester police were quickly dispatched and the already tense situation would only explode from this point.

After he agreed to leave, Carter began walking out of the station. However, the officer was on an apparent mission to intensify the already-delicate situation.

When the officer arrives, instead of talking to the young man to get his side of the story, or letting him leave like he was doing, he immediately escalates to violence by grabbing Carter and then presenting his taser.

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Within seconds, Carter is tasered, physically assaulted, slammed to the ground and arrested.

The entire scene was captured on video by NY Black Panther chapter member Daryl Appleberry. Had Appleberry not been there, this scene could have gotten far worse. Perhaps that is why we hear the RTS security officer’s radio go off, “Annie, get this guy out of there with the camera behind you. Get him out of there!”

Carter was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and trespassing. He was in a public space.

Below is the video of the incident.

Activist and filmmaker, Davy V conducted an interview with Carter after the arrest and he gets a chance to tell his side of the story — an opportunity not afforded by Rochester’s finest.

h/t Davy V

  • harry

    TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
    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, … 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 kidnaping 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.

    • Michael Peterson

      I believe that Each and Everyone of Those Officer’s, or, Rentacop’s should do a year in Prison for violating that Man and His Right’s…. And, I would hope that any and All of those supposed Officer’s have a stressful time in Their Life where They have to use The Public Transportation System and are caught as This man was, Trying to relieve just a fraction of that Stress in any manner, and, Are treated in the same manner, If not worse… That is what is deserved to Them !!!! Go to ( One Man’s Wish ) On face book… There You will read of the stressful situation that I am being put through by the State of Utah now all because of a negligent Police Officer, The Utah Court’s, and, Their Crime’s

      • Ron Healey

        You win the award for most fucked up use of capital letters on the internet. /smh

    • Miller

      It IS amazing none of these “incidents” are ever prosecuted as Color of Law offenses. But then what has the DOJ done for anyone lately?

  • Agent76

    Who knew this was as well? February 29, 2016 Only In America: An Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid In Prison

    Did you know that if you are an American under 18 years old and you use your cell phone to send a nude “selfie” of yourself to a friend, you can be convicted of manufacturing and distributing “child pornography” and sent to prison? In case you are too old to be in the loop, a “selfie” is a photo that one makes of oneself.


  • Andy Cripps

    Shocking brutal display of authority assertion.

  • simple

    THey should have went hands on first, then the taser, BUT because they are lazy, apathetic and must be obeyed unconditionally, they taze, and the prongs must not have penetrated. So then they had to “go to work”. Kinda funny

  • anon ymous

    Crooked cops should be de-limbed.

  • Cam Alft

    if he has a bus ticket,he is not trespassing,and if he is not drunk,he is not breaking any laws or property ordinances,unless there is a law against dancing,the man did no wrong,it was just transit authority employee’s having the god complex syndrome…which all cops have,these assclowns just have a bad case this day!people fail to see,all cops are criminals,this is a crime committed against a law abiding person,yet they just don’t like him dancing,hmm…the fat nast beastie has cuffs in her hand just waiting to use them,what a cunt….this shows you the mentallity of cops,any of them,all low brow IQ’s,none have common sense and have no clue to law[s]…
    the cop that comes in,total corrupt POS cop,total criminal behavior on his part,he commits several crimes and im guessing he too,will walk on all of them,as par for the course of action in a police state,welcome to amerika,USSA,[aka;NAU]…wake up people,all cops are criminals..

  • Harold Guenther

    If the man was intoxicated they should have taken more care with him than someone who was not intoxicated,as they would know he wasn’t being himself.I agree with social care approach the narrator was discussing as well.

  • BSN

    G4S employees are well known for their power abuse … I hate that private companies keep the security of public places violating people’s rights … Here in Sweden where a bus driver using the public transportation on the way to work accused that he has no ticket was grossly treated by the employees of the same company G4S !!

  • tom

    How can you handle him with care when he is resisting, you moron?

    Whatever they were asking him to do, they asked for a long time. Too many people like this jerk just refuse to listen to anyone!

  • Ян Кариси

    Davy, great video, but one thing. The police are not just at war against men of color. They are at war with all of us “common folk”. Come on now, United we stand, divided we fall. If you are “African American”, and I am “Italian American”, then we both loose. God forbid we both say we are “American”… Then all hell will really break loose….
    What was the result? Charges? Etc…?

    • Danny Hirajeta

      well public intoxication by alcohol isn’t against the law in NY….so they probably hit him with resisting arrest when he refused to go down after being tazed

  • Danny Hirajeta

    its not a crime to be drunk in public in NY. And if he had a bus ticket then he wasnt trespassing. what the fuck happened to calmly talking to people?! fucking cop walked up and ready to taze him. Also he wouldnt say he was under arrest because no laws were broken. no laws being broken means you dont have to be read your rights.

  • bill

    these folks aren’t home land security..they are a private company…