For at least the third time in a year, a police interaction with a black teenager over outdoor vaping laws has resulted in a violent confrontation, followed by an arrest and criminal charges.
The latest example of extreme overreaction to vaping happened last Thursday in Atlanta, after a white police officer observed a black youth vaping in a city-owned skate park.
The officer advised 17-year-old Terion Forston that he wasn’t allowed to vape in the park, according to an Atlanta Police Department statement. The officer said Forston continued to vape and refused to show identification when asked. He then “physically resisted the officer’s efforts to detain him,” according to police.
After using a vape, an Atlanta teen, accused of not complying, was tasered at a local skate park.SUBSCRIBE and turn on notifications so you don’t miss any vi…
Jim McDonald – Vaping360 – 2022-03-28.