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Here at Venice California skateboarding has been part of the culture for years.
But for Ronald -- junior of Venice resident.
His skateboard experience led to a brutal beating by the police was caught on tape.
A decent line knows.
-- -- -- commission and broken cheekbone.
-- Think I was being raped publicly.
There's nothing -- could do about it the twenty year old college students said.
His writing down this sidewalk just a few feet from his front door and and without warning he was tackled by police.
-- -- -- The homeowners renters must frustrate you saw the police pulled them forward to stop -- he never said anything to me.
He's kept on writing my house as I was going for the door.
I got to this first and second step.
When I turned around.
And the cops immediately grabbing about my hair in my back.
In managed to throw me -- could.
Cops don't generally.
Pull people over.
If for no reason whether it were there any.
Incidence was there any interaction between you and those police officers before this incident took place.
And knowing their actions.
With any police line first at all.
They didn't say a word to.
Actually -- And being hit -- it's.
I started screaming yelling -- I knew that was happening was a regular.
And I thought I was I was -- he killed.
More and more frugal and I think people ran over with video cameras.
And right away police officers.
-- the young -- resisting arrest.
-- -- screams alerted neighbors who pulled out cellphones and recorded.
Protesting the police action -- father Ron senior a local minister was alerted.
And quickly arrived on scene but was blocked from -- leading sun.
The hardest part for me is when -- police were.
We keep me from my -- they placed him in the car and he's screaming dad.
That is my dead dead dead dead.
How did you feel when your distance training period I felt helpless I mean you know doing what I didn't know what his condition wasn't news that we are.
But -- do worse Flynn I think appear will ever feel this affiliate of helplessness to see your son or your child.
Suffering -- pain.
And not you know doing.
LAPD refused our request for an interview -- Ron weekly junior with obstructing traffic riding is skateboard on the wrong side of the road.
Then resisting arrest with force a felony my -- writing -- keyboard.
On the wrong side of the street and Dennis.
And that's why you stopped my son.
The skate -- quickly became a cause celeb for civil rights leaders but in an emotional appearance the minister's son called for peace and reconciliation.
I'm not walking away from what happened he -- hatred in my heart.
I'm walking away with -- forgiveness in my heart.
And I'm making a better situation after what happened.
Grateful for the video and protest by neighbors Ron's family now ask.
That the charges against their -- be dropped and for a thorough investigation.
Into the arrest because because.
How he looks as opposed to what he did.
I think yes I do definitely.
I did because he wasn't doing anything so what are the excuses.
So what's -- -- -- story.
Well as saying that we're only seeing snippets of what happened that -- this and we only seeing.
The worst of the confrontation so we're not getting the full idea of what's happening I asked.
What was there -- verbal exchange they said there was but they couldn't give me any details in terms of what was said by the officers.
To the young man one thing they did say that that people should know that if you're approached by cop -- -- you giving directions by cop he should.
Listen to them.
-- -- -- that is for sure that's right tell line you know I told my children gaps and whatever says that yes sir no sir I that's committed so there is that a briefly there is an internal investigators and internal affairs investigation into the canvassing the area.
But it's you have to get any information like idea that there are other people -- say that they were -- by the same police officers that day.
All right through remember everything in public is on videotape now now I think it's a foot thing.
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