A black man on a city bus saw another man sexually assaulting a fifteen-year-old girl. He fought him off, and was handcuffed for his trouble. Cenk Uygur, Grace Baldridge, and Hasan Piker, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/join
“Twenty-one-year-old rapper and activist Moise Morancy was riding the Q53 bus home when he noticed another passenger forcing sexual advances on a teenage girl. He intervened, confronting the man directly, and prevented the him from doing further harm. But when the NYPD arrived on the scene, Morancy was detained along with the girl’s assailant.
According to Gothamist, Morancy had just wrapped up his mixtape recording when he caught the Q53. It was then that he noticed 36-year-old Pablo Levano issuing unwanted caresses to a female teenage passenger. On his Facebook page, Morancy details the encounter…
Morancy struck Levano in the face, knees, and neck as a means of self-defense. And though he was detained, after answering questions about the incident, a sergeant released him at the scene. Levano, on the other hand, has been charged with forcible touching.
“Shortly after this black police officer who was the sergeant opened the door, congratulated me, and ordered to release the handcuffs,” Morancy explains. “To see a black man in a position of power right the wrongs gave me a little bit of hope for the NYPD.”
Morancy has been subjected to racial profiling before, so he was relieved to—ultimately—be treated fairly at the hands of the police.
“I forget [the sergeant’s] name, but I want to say ‘thank you,’” Morancy toldPIX11. “He said, ‘You’re a hero,’ and shook my hand and said, ‘I was you 20 years ago’…[T]hat touched me.””*
Read more here: http://jezebel.com/rapper-and-activist-detained-by-nypd-after-stopping-all-1788388247
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