Category: Resisting Arrest

What began as peaceful protests around the country have, in some cases, spiraled into riots and looting. There are competing narratives about who has been causing this violence, with plenty of videos showing both police officers and protestors involved.

Along with these competing narratives, there have been conflicting news stories regarding who is getting arrested and for what reasons. One thing that is for certain, though, is that a great

 

In recent years, police brutality and questions over excessive use of force have been heavily featured in local and national news. It seems like hardly a week has gone by without a new video of a citizen being shot, beaten, or otherwise assaulted by an officer, with “he said, she said” stories to go along.

 

One recent video from Colorado involves a 22-year-old student being body slammed to

 

Back in October, a 14-year-old student at Northfield High School was handcuffed, dragged out of a bathroom, and charged with assault.

 

Why was Ashanti Mills treated this way? And, why, six months after the incident, was she still facing a resisting arrest charge? Because she wore a headband to school.

 

The purple bandanna the Denver student wore is supposedly violation of the dress code – though Mills