As a culture, we are fed up with the injustices in the system and the oppression that has plagued us well over 400 years. With tensions coming to a boil between black men and police, an Alexandria, La man took matters into his own hands in a viral video.
Friday evening at 9:28 pm video surfaces of Johnathan Rhodes being detained by a police officer in front of Rapides Regional Hospital. The video does not make it clear as to why police were called on Jonathan and two others. The officer was able to place one individual in handcuffs. When he made an attempt to place Rhodes in handcuffs, Rhodes began to question the officer because he was not clear as to why he was being detained. The officer then mushed him in his face and pulled Jonathan by his hair. Rhodes then proceeds to punch the officer several times. Check the full footage below.
Johnthan was soon detained, booked, and charged with trespassing, resisting a police officer, disarming of a peace officer, and battery 2nd degree. Johnathan’s bail was set at 75k despite the information from the booking website.
The young lady who filmed the altercation between Johnathan and the police officer, took to her social media to tell what she witnessed first hand.
The outrage from the community forced the video to go viral; reaching WorldStar, MTO, 50 Cent IG page, and many others. Film producer Tariq Nasheed soon reached out and took care of Johnathan’s bond.
The video has stirred up much conversation and many can say Johnathan actions are in the wrong but some say his actions are justified. What are your thought tea sippers? Lets talk below.