If you’re one of those people who like to purposely remain blind to certain facts and pretend as if you don’t know why Colin Kaepernick was kneeling during the National Anthem, the video you’ll see in this article will sum it up for you.
On Thursday, an incident took place near J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Florida where cell phone footage caught Broward County sheriff’s deputy Christopher Krickovich jumping on a 15-year-old boy before slamming his head against the pavement as another individual laid on the ground in handcuffs.
According to the Sun Sentinel, the 15-year-old boy was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest without violence, while another was reportedly released to his mom, as he had no criminal history.
Shortly after the graphic video was posted online, many took to social media to give their thoughts on the situation, and that included LeBron James and Steve Kerr:
The arresting officer, Krickovich, wrote in a police report that he had feared for his safety.
“While I was dealing with the male on the ground, I observed his phone slide to the right of me and then behind me,” Krickovich wrote. “I observed a teen wearing a red tank top reach down and attempt to grab the male student’s phone. [The teen] took an aggressive stance, bladed his body and began clenching his fists.”
Officer Krickovich was forced to surrender his gun and badge until a “thorough investigation” into the incident is completed.