2015 - Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Beirut for several days in the ‘You Stink’ protest. It started because garbage hadn’t been picked up in a month and was piling up in the streets, but it quickly turned into large anti-government protests denouncing their corruption, sectarianism and general uselessness. Police attacked protesters with clubs, rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas, killing at least one protester and wounding scores more.


While my roommates and I were out, we saw a cop with his lights on talking to a black man who was walking along with his headphones in. He started to film the officer. When we parked our car and looked back over, we were shocked to see not one, not two, but five (5!) cop cars had suddenly shown up, and the man was already in handcuffs.

He was shouting for someone to film this, so I took this video. I’m not sure why the Beaverton Police Department thought that 8 officers should be called to arrest a single man or why 5 cars were needed.

We’ve got your back, Matthew Cooper.

Man Found Dead in Cell After Being Jailed Four Months Over Alleged $5 Theft of Soda, Snacks
Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, had been held in Virginia jail without bail for nearly four months, accused of stealing a Mountain Dew, Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake.
By Jon Swaine

A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.