THIS is the chilling moment a white cop pointed a rifle at black teens after THEY were allegedly attacked with a knife.
The shocking video shows three teens – who witnesses claim were threatened by a knife-wielding homeless man – being handcuffed by police in Santa Clarita, which is around 35 miles north of LA.
This was after three police aimed guns at the terrified boys – including an officer who arrived with what appeared to be a high-powered rifle.
The teens – two black and one white – were apparently on their way home when they were attacked by a homeless man, according to one of the lads’ mum.
After asking them if they had drugs, he allegedly tried to steal their belongings and then pulled a knife out.
The boys were left with only their skateboards to defend themselves, with several witnesses, including the manager of a nearby Buffalo Wild Wings, calling the police.
But when the police arrived, it was the young boys who found themselves treated as the suspects.
Police had, they claim, followed one phone call which reported that “two black guys are attacking a homeless guy”.
Tammi Collins, the mother of one of the boys, posted an 11-minute long video on Instagram showing the incident and railed against the actions of the LA County police.
She wrote: “This is how the police responded.
“This is something my son and his friends will never forget. I’m still wonder how will I ever help my son recover from this traumatic experience.
“Please pray for my family.”
Several witnesses can be heard in the background protesting as the boys were detained by police, one-by-one.
This included the manager of Buffalo Wild Wings who can later be heard to say: “There’s a crazy Mexican man chasing three African-Americans with a skateboard.
“I told your sergeant who was the problem and what was going on.
“For you guys to act this way is absolutely ridiculous.”
Another person adds: “This is bull****. These kids didn’t do nothing at all,’ before demanding police to lower their weapons as the boys are not resisting arrest.
“They don’t care because he’s black”, another person says.
Once the two accused black teens are in custody, an officer is heard explaining to the bystanders that everyone involved in the 911 call will be detained and that the skateboard was considered to be a weapon.
After speaking to the teens and the protesting bystanders, officer released the boys without charge after realising they hadn’t committed a crime.
In a statement about the incident, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station claimed an “uncooperative” crowd of bystanders had gathered outside the nearby Buffalo Wild Wings, prompting them to call for back-up.
The shocking incident comes after weeks of protests and the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd by police, which was caught on video.
It also reflects the strained relationship between police and African-Americans in the states, with many black people claiming they are over-policed and treated like criminals by the cops.