NewsRace Played Into Quantavious Eason Being Arrested

Race Played Into Quantavious Eason Being Arrested

by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton

Quantavious Eason was arrested after a police officer saw him relieving himself outside of an attorney’s office

According to NBC News, the third-grader was arrested after a police officer saw him relieving himself outside next to his mother’s car. According to family attorney Carlos Moore, his mother, Latonya Eason, was inside an attorney’s office when this took place.
“He did what any reasonable person would do: he urinated next to the car behind the door — not exposing himself to anyone,” Moore said. “He would not have been arrested, prosecuted or sentenced if he was any other color, race, besides Black,” Moore said.

Coincidentally, the police officers involved in making the arrest have been disciplined, with one being terminated, according to a Facebook post by the Senatobia Police Department.

Moore also adds that no appeal of the sentence will be filed.
“We are not going to appeal. He will not have a criminal record; this is probation. And he is a fan of Kobe Bryant, so he doesn’t mind writing the two-page report,” Moore stated. “But, still, the principle of it — he should not have to do anything. He should be enjoying his Christmas holiday like the other kids.”

Moore also stated that a federal lawsuit will be filed next month against the city of Senatobia and the police officer who arrested the young boy. Moore plans to claim that Quantavious’ rights were violated under the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Source: Black Enterprise


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