On Wednesday (September 25), a white woman in Ohio was reportedly tased and arrested by a Black police officer after refusing to wear a face mask in the bleachers at a local football game.
The Marietta Times reports that the woman was sitting in the bleachers with her mother when she got into an altercation with the officer about wearing a mask at a middle school in the city of Logan.
Video of the incident was posted on YouTube and shows the woman resisting arrest as the officer attempts to handcuff her for nearly two minutes. He then used his Taser to make her comply.
“You’re not arresting me for nothing, I ain’t doing nothing wrong,” she yells at the officer after he orders her to put her hands behind her back.
The woman has since been identified as Alecia Kitts. After Kitts was tased, she fell to the lower tier of the bleachers as can be seen in the footage. She was then hauled away in handcuffs.
The Logan Police Department says the incident is currently under investigation.
Logan athletic director Theresa Schultheiss told the Marietta Times that Kitts and her mother were the only people out of 300 fans who were “having issues” complying with the mask requirement.
“This rule has been in effect since we were told we could play,” she said. “Everyone that came through ticketing tonight was reminded, we had regular announcements over the PA reminding you that mouths and noses needed to be covered and we had signs at the bathrooms.”
The “All Lives Matter” trolls were big mad, making their thoughts known on social media after seeing the video because, seemingly to them, only certain individuals should be able to resist arrest. One commentator on a Fox News post about the incident was outraged and falsely claimed that there was no mask mandate in the State of Ohio.
“This guy should be fired for abuse of power,” wrote Proud2BPatriotic. “Charged with criminal assault and should be sued civilly. I noticed his mask is not covering his entire face. There is no law! A mandate is not a Law! It cannot be enforced through legal means.”
On Twitter, a man going by the handle @CiroGrazi replied to a local Fox News story about the video, writing, “She needs to sue the snot out of the school athletic board, mayor, & the governor. Make an example. This crap can’t be tolerated. We the people will go along and be nice until this shit starts.Then it’s over. Federal judge in PA already declared gov Wolf’s orders illegal.OH next.”
She needs to sue the snot out of the school athletic board, mayor, & the governor. Make an example. This crap can’t be tolerated. We the people will go along and be nice until this shit starts.Then it’s over. Federal judge in PA already declared gov Wolf’s orders illegal.OH next— Ciro Grazi (@CiroGrazi) September 24, 2020
See other comments below.
She was social distanced from others in the stands not to mention this was outdoors. Minimal risk mask or no mask. We've completely lost our minds as a society.— Brad Willis (@bradnoley) September 24, 2020
This is so stupid. They were outside! Why was it so important for her to wear a mask that she got tased for it. Police overreacting here.— Nicole Kolesar (@kliqfan1) September 24, 2020
Those of you that think this was ok, need to look yourself in the mirror. Is this the society that you are fine with?? Feels like invasion of the body snatchers. Everyone has lost their damn mind over this— Gary Smith (@Biglurp1) September 25, 2020
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