Brennan Williams, THE HUFFINGTON POST
(Huffington Post)—As the investigation on this week’s brutal arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson continues, many UVA students have decided to protest Johnson’s detainment. Johnson was charged with public swearing, intoxication and obstruction of justice by Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents on Wednesday, who left his face bloody and body bruised.
Johnson’s controversial arrest has once again highlighted America’s issues of violent police interactions with Black men. It has also led to widespread concerns from students, parents and celebrities alike who have spoken out about these problems through a number of different platforms.
Among them is Academy-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson who recently shared stories of racial profiling that her 20-year-old son has experienced.