Two white police officers saw a black man cross the street without using the crosswalk. Their response was to run at the man and yell, “You’re gonna get f***** up hardcore.” Once backup arrived, officers caught Johnnie Rush, held him down, punched him in the head and put him in a chokehold. “I can’t breathe,” Rush said in between gasps for air. Then the cops used a high voltage taser on him and put him in handcuffs as he cried out. Have you ever crossed a street outside of the crosswalk? Are you ever in fear that you’ll be beaten and tased by police for doing so?
Police body camera footage released by the North Carolina city shows Johnnie Rush being beaten, choked and stunned with a Taser. An officer involved in the incident resigned.