SF cops beat cyclist, passersby trying to intervene

Black Bicyclist Beaten by San Francisco Cops

A YouTube video shows that passersby attempting to stop the beating were also beaten by the police

by Team Ebony, November 20, 2013

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SF cops beat cyclist, passersby trying to intervene

SF cops beat cyclist, passersby trying to intervene

According to San Francisco local newssite, the Uptown Almanac, a Black cyclist was hospitalized by a police beating after he was accosted by the SFPD for riding a bike on the sidewalk in the Valencia Gardens area. 20-year-old D’Paris Williams, a.k.a. “DJ,” a City College student, was taken to S.F. General Hospital following the alleged police assault. According to the report, when police searched the young man the only items found were a cupcake and a juice box.

Video uploaded to YouTube shows SFPD officers wielding batons and aggressively beating back passersby attempting to intervene in DJ’s detention

 
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