You know what, sometimes I want to go all NWA and scream “f*ck the police” at the top of my lungs.  And this story is one of those times. A 13-year-old boy from Boyton Beach, Florida had the police called on him by a school bus driver when he rolled down the window- after someone sprayed perfume. Kevens Jean Baptiste, who suffers from asthma, told the bus driver the perfume was causing him breathing issues, hence the reason he rolled down the window.

“I said, ‘I don’t care. I got asthma,’ and I was coughing, and my face was turning red and stuff,” Kevens told NBCMiami. “So, I just let down my window.”

The driver then pulled over and called police, WSVN reports. The videos show two boys in police custody on the side of the road; in the second, the other boy is sitting on the ground as Jean Baptiste stands.

“They said don’t speak when I was spoken to,” Jean Baptiste explained. “The lady spoke to me and he said, ‘Be quiet,’ and I was talking and he slammed me, simple as that.”

Two students captured the incident on their cell phones and posted it on YouTube. In the first video, an officer grabbed Kevens around the neck.

In the second video, while Kevans is is talking to one police officer, another walks up and appears to kick his legs out from under him, sending the boy toppling to the ground.

“They can’t do that!” yells a child on the bus. “I recorded it!” yells another.

Kevens’ parents plan on filing a formal complaint.

“You can’t treat a kid like that. [The officer] needs to be fired, you know,” Rene LaGuerre, the boy’s stepfather, told the AP. “The police have to serve, serve and protect.”

Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said the department is “concerned as to the initial appearance of the video” and the officer has been placed on administrative duty.

“We are committed to reviewing the situation in its entirety and taking whatever action is deemed most appropriate at the conclusion of our investigation,” she added.

I swear, NWA was right.

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  • Cranium Rinse

    Maybe this is hyperbole, but watching video after video of black children being abused by police reminds me of the 1960’s videos of southern police spraying black children with fire hoses.
    As appalling as it is, it was only when those images were broadcasted to the world that Americans became ashamed enough to actually do something about it. But, I’m afraid to hope

  • Ask_Me

    I feel bad for this kid. I hope his parents file a lawsuit against the police dept and the board of education.

    However, I’m not ready to say “F the police.” Frankly, they are the only thing providing any sort of protection to old black people, black women, and children in the black community. Without them and the laws in this country, places like Chicago would look a helluva lot worse than they do now.

    • Brad

      We pay taxes so that they are required to protect us all, including black men in the community.

    • Ask_Me

      True, we do. That’s why you will never hear me say “F the police” ….no F the thugs that make life bad for the rest of us. The police have a hard job and I personally appreciate the good cops who are out here trying to make the world a better place.

    • Brad

      The Sheriff and the Police Chief in Orlando was a married black couple up until a couple of years ago. My brother is a cop, when he got laid off being a Mechanical Engineer he
      wanted to do something totally different.

      They have a tough enough job and that’s why community policing is important and helpful. When you personally know the people your serving it helps to prevent abuse.


  • Jay

    I get that people have family members and friends that serve as police officers,but I do not care! If you can look at what happened above and the various situations caught on camera that showcase police brutality and justify it by saying “Oh, they were just having a bad day” or “All police officers aren’t like that” then you’re dreaming. From what I’ve seen MOST police officers are nothing more than thugs in uniformed. The police force is a gang. Blood in, blood out. They protect each other and harass us. I don’t trust them. I don’t appreciate them. They’re full of shit. That is all. Maybe I’m being prejudice, but last time I checked they’re the ones with power(especially the white ones) and my hatred of them does not stop them from abusing their power so…

    • Brad

      But, no body is trying to live in a country or community with out a police force. We can work on the problems and issues but, ain’t no body trying to not have a cop around when you need one…

      At least I’m not…

    • Ask_Me

      Not to mention the reality that NOBODY else is policing members of the black community. Law enforcement wouldn’t even be necessary if certain individuals policed themselves and each other.

      The police > Folks catching feelings who have NO feasible alternative to the police.

    • jmjg

      Catching feelings about being abused by the very person who should be protecting you? SMDH.

    • tigerthelion

      police officers are supposed to be professionals. abusing those you’re suppose to be protect isn’t professional. the average joe can only police what goes on in his/her home. outside of that is really the work of the police department. sure, community watch can go a long way but they do not replace the police force.

  • John Henry

    The police are part of the problem with youth rebellion. Some kids have no respect for authority, because the authority shows no respect for them. All of the kids on the bus watched the police treat their friend like this. Each one of those kids on the bus now has a FTP attitude. They will not accept the authority or rules of a society that rejects them and treats them like trash.

  • _passionandlove

    Police protect property, not people.