I can feel my cortisol spiking as I watch this angry, aggressive Jacksonville, FL cop harassing a black man for jaywalking. He tickets him for that, and then when he finds out the man isn't carrying ID, tickets him for a bogus law – walking without ID.
According to the YouTube page:
The video posted by 21-year-old Devonte Shipman on June 20 shows Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Officer J.S. Bolen confronting Shipman for jaywalking.
When Shipman asked the officer what he'd done wrong, the cop told him that he was fining him for jaywalking, which costs $65. Bolen then asked the young man for his ID, and when he told the officer he didn't have it, Bolen "snapped."
"You get in my car. I'm about to put you in jail," Bolen threatens.
"For what?" Shipman asks.
"Disobeying a direct order…I am doing you a favor."
What the favor is isn't clear. And the "direct order?" Not clear either. The only thing that is clear is that this police officer is unhinged and shouldn't be on the streets.