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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 02:34 PM

A black college student went looking for free food. He ended up pinned down by campus police.

It was 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the Columbia University senior had just left his late-night Afro-beats dance practice. He had work to do, and his anthropology thesis was looming, so the 23-year-old pulled out his phone to check a Facebook page where students can post and find the most universally reliable staple on American college campuses: free food.

Other students had just deposited party leftovers in the nearby Barnard College library, where Columbia students are welcome to study. McNab headed that way.

By the end of the night, he would find himself the latest subject of another viral video the kind that revives the tense conversation communities are having nationwide about police use of force, racial profiling and the risks that come with being a person of color in the United States.

On his quest for free food, McNab had an encounter with police, which included a disagreement about his student ID that led officers to pin him to a countertop. The incident, filmed by two witnesses, inspired a weekend of unrest on the New York City campuses, where administrators have released statements and held listening sessions and students have called attention to what some consider a chronic problem within the public safety department.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-black-college-student-went-looking-for-free-food-he-ended-up-pinned-down-by-campus-police/ar-BBVVQJP?li=BBnb7Kz

There is a video of the incident at the link. It's in a format that can't be embedded here.

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Reply A black college student went looking for free food. He ended up pinned down by campus police. (Original post)
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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 02:44 PM

1. The assholes escalated this. And I'm not talking about McNab.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 02:55 PM

2. Thugs couldn't wait till he pulled out his ID !?!? DAMN !! Beat down first listen second thugs

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