This grown a*s man just did this to a little girl who was posting flyers in support of George Floyd. This is sick. No grown man has the right to touch children, ever. pic.twitter.com/gxUZ3fFpmf
— Frank Giugliano (@nyccookies) June 4, 2020
Courtesy of NYT:
A cyclist on a Maryland trail who was captured on video roughly grabbing a young woman while she posted fliers against police brutality was arrested and charged Friday with three counts of second-degree assault, the police said.
The Maryland-National Capital Park Police said the cyclist, Anthony Brennan III, 60, of Kensington, Md., was tracked down after the agency received hundreds of tips from people who had seen the video, which has been viewed more than 29 million times on Twitter.
Before Mr. Brennan was arrested, social media users incorrectly identified two men as suspects, including a retired police official. The Montgomery County Department of Police and the attorney general of Maryland were forced to state that those men were not involved.
The police said that Mr. Brennan was biking along the Capital Crescent Trail near Washington on Monday at about 12:45 p.m. when he came upon three young people who were hanging fliers. Two of them were 19 and one was 18.
The fliers, described as “a call for community action,” read: “A man was lynched by the police. What are you going to do about it?” according to Captain Jeffrey Coe, a spokesman for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police.
Mr. Brennan began to argue about the fliers and “forcibly grabbed” them from one of the teenagers, the police said. He then pushed his bicycle toward another one of the teens and caused him to fall to the ground, the police said.
In the video, the cyclist, wearing bike shorts, a bike helmet and sunglasses, walks toward a young woman with papers in his hand, while another woman yells, “Do not touch her!” and a man yells, “Leave her alone!” The cyclist grabs the woman’s arm roughly, before another woman pushes him away, yelling, “Get off of her!” The cyclist then grabs his bike and charges at the young man recording the encounter, who falls to the ground.
If you are anything like me you were likely enraged by this video.
I personally went from zero to a thousand in mere seconds on my anger meter.
Here are young women speaking out about racism and police brutality, which is a thing that should be nurtured and respected, and this POS just attacks them for it.
I am glad that he is facing charges, and that he was fired from his job as well, and hope that he spends the next several years feeling the karmic response to his actions.