Category: Resisting Arrest

 

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