There are many tried and true ways of fighting against police brutality. Jeffrey Epstein may have just invented a new one, however.
Epstein was arrested by several police officers at Orlando International Airport on August 16, 2018, due to his unruliness. The arrest, however, was anything but standard.
As WESH reports, police were called to the airport about 6 a.m. after Epstein became unruly at an American Airlines ticket station.
Epstein became even more upset when the police informed he wouldn't be allowed on the airline. At one point, he took off his backpack to raise his hands, asking the officers to arrest him, but after a verbal back-and-forth, he tensed up so much it was difficult for the police to handcuff him properly.
In the video seemingly taken by a bystander, Epstein said, "You're treating me like a black person!"
It's official: Next time anyone plays the fool regarding the systematic harassment of black folks by police, they have to watch the above video.
After the arrest, Epstein revealed his antics were all part of a more significant point to teach local police about police violence against the black community.
"If you're going to do this to a white doctor, who's 59-years-old, for doing nothing, then why would black people trust you?" Epstein asked.
And it gets even more bizarre. In a sentence no one would've ever expected to be uttered in sincerity, Epstein followed the above statement about black America's relationship with the police with, "I’m a conservative Republican, I’m a Trump guy. But until the police fix this problem, I don’t blame black people for being upset when they get arrested."
"I was no danger. I was being loud because I wanted everyone to see. I wanted everything to be out in the open. Big companies have to take care of their customers, and when they call the cops in, they got to de-escalate, not escalate," Epstein said.
The Orlando Police Department's arrest affidavit shows Epstein has been charged with battery against a law enforcement officer, trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
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