Sheriff’s deputies aim guns at Black teens who were victims of a crime

A viral video shows Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies holding up three Black teenagers at gunpoint, when they were actually the ones who needed help. Tammi Collins — the mother of one of the teens — told TMZ that deputies were called to the scene after an unidentified homeless man approached the boys at a bus stop and asked them for drugs.

The man then allegedly tried to steal the teens’ belongings and became extremely aggressive. Some people in the video told deputies that he had a knife and tried to stab the teenagers. The boys used their skateboards to defend themselves, but when police arrived they were held at gunpoint and told to put their hands in the air. Continue Reading