They held him for the “crime” of selling his laptop on Craigslist. Daily Beast editor documents chilling story of son assaulted by cops for selling his laptop
According to Taylor, her son Josh contacted her on Friday after the prospective “buyer” of the laptop approached him on the street only to have another undercover officer slip up behind him and press a weapon to his back before handcuffing him.
Taylor relates that her son — a young black man — told her, “Mom, if I had moved they could’ve killed me and gotten away with it.”
So they held him with no cause. They searched his computer with no warrant. When they realized they were idiots they did apologize, but they never identified themselves.
Welcome to the police state.