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IPFS News Link • New York

As Coronavirus Ravages New York, the NYPD Is Detaining Kids for Selling Candy

•, Alice Speri

On Friday night, a group of police officers was filmed at a Harlem subway station as they grabbed and restrained a child who was apparently selling chips and candy. In the video, the officers are seen struggling with the boy, who is crying, and kicking a bag of snacks he was holding, while a woman claiming to be the child's mother begs them to let him go and bystanders angrily shout that he is "a little boy." The incident came hours after a different group of officers was filmed violently arresting a man at a different subway station, reportedly after they told people waiting for a train on a crowded platform that they needed to disperse, and the man replied that there was no way to do so.