Colorado cops draw guns on black man picking up trash on his own lawn

Police in Boulder, Colorado, drew their guns on a black man who was picking up trash on his own lawn. The first responder suggests that the man's trash grabber is a weapon; more cops soon arrive to escalate the confrontation, with eight eventually surrounding him in his own yard. The victim's housemate, Vanardo Merchant, took video and made sure the officers knew they were being filmed.

"You're on my property with a gun in your hand, threatening to shoot me, because I'm picking up trash," the man says. "I don't have a weapon! This is a bucket, this is a clamp."

"I'm not sitting down and you can't make me," the man says as additional officers arrive. "This is my property, this is my house — I live here."

Check out officer cool dude here, relaxing with his shades and very eager to tase a man.

Another circled him while holding a shotgun the way Prince Charles holds a newspaper.