California Man Gets Arrested for Eating a Breakfast Sandwich

Ahh, another day, another black person gets arrested and detained for basically breathing while black.

In the video below, a black guy was eating a sandwich at the train station when he was approached and eventually detained by the transit police.

Now, I have a couple of questions here, mainly who knew you couldn’t eat a sandwich at the train station?

The man (and the woman) videoing the incident questioned the officer and pointed out that there was no signage stating food was off limits. Last time I checked, millions of people drink coffee and eat snacks/food at the train station. In most train stations they have vending machines with sodas and snacks.

Secondly, did the officer ask him to not eat the sandwich and he ignored? I don’t understand how this escalated to this level. Even if the rules are no food, couldn’t a simple reminder suffice? The officer threw me off when he said it “against the law” to eat the sandwich. Weird.

Thoughts?

 

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