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Video of 12-Year-Old Getting Handcuffed by Security Sparks Outrage

A video showing police officers and a private security guard in Sacramento, California, handcuffing a 12-year-old boy and placing a “spit mask” over his head has led to outrage among many viewers on social media.

In the video, which was posted earlier this month on the Black Lives Matter Sacramento Facebook page and shared by the boy’s mother, La’toya Downs, several city police officers and a security guard are seen placing handcuffs on the child, who is black.

A security guard, who said in the video he works for Paladin Private Security in Sacramento, is heard telling the boy to “stop resisting” as the handcuffs are placed on him. When a female police officer asks the guard what the boy did, he says the child was trespassing and trying to get people to buy things for him at a nearby Walgreens… NBC News

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