On April 17, 2022, an 8-year-old boy was riding his bike on the streets of Syracuse, NY, clutching a bag of Doritos. Suddenly he was knocked to the ground!
Grabbing the boy by the arms, police officers forced him into their car. Why?
They claimed he stole the $3.00 bag of chips. Bystanders tried to deescalate the situation. A man named Kenneth Jackson, who filmed the interaction, even offered to pay for the chips or walk the boy back home.
Instead, police drove off – and when they got to the boy’s house, they presented a whole different story.
The boy’s father, Anthony Weah, initially thought the officers were “friendly.” The police didn’t mention how they’d manhandled his sobbing 8-year-old in front of a horrified audience. But when Weah watched Jackson’s viral video later, he finally saw what really went down.