White man pulls gun in confrontation with black Florida A&M students

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Who do you believe was in the right in this confrontation and why?

  1. The armed guy

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  2. The college students

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  3. Neither

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  1. NewsVine_Mariyam
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    It is reported that an arrest warrant has been issued for this guy

    “He made sure that we saw the gun,” one of the students said. “He was holding his arm in a way to emphasize.”

    by Mona Nair / Sep.12.2018 / 10:32 AM ET

    The Tallahassee Police are investigating allegations by four black students at Florida A&M University that a white man brandished a gun and harassed them at an off-campus apartment complex.

    The weekend altercation, which was captured in a social media video, shows a man in a baseball cap denying the students entry to the building and elevator in the Stadium Centre residence before pulling out a gun.

    According to the police report, the incident occurred at 12:30 a.m. Saturday and is being investigated as an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, without intent to kill.

    Isaiah Butterfield, a junior at Florida A&M who filmed the incident, told NBC News that he and his friends were waiting to be let into the building by another friend, a resident of the complex, when the man approached them.

    “He walked past us and opened the door and he told us we weren’t getting into the building unless we had a key,” Butterfield said. “We were thinking, 'Why would he even say anything to us?' We were confused.”

    After the man approached the students a second time, Butterfield decided to start recording.

    “In Tallahassee, there’s a lot of people with their own racial opinions,” said Butterfield. “It doesn’t sound like a place where people of color are invited or welcomed.”

     
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    Oh the irony

    The students began to ask the older man if he is a resident of the building, considering the apartments were predominately rented by college students.

    “My friend asked him, ‘Do you even live here, where’s your key?’” said Butterfield. The video then shows the man respond, pulling out keys and a gun.

    In an email shared by Butterfield, Stadium Centre management addressed the situation, stating: "We are cooperating with the police during their investigation and it has been determined that the person in the elevator is not a resident. Firearms are prohibited on our property and we take this matter very seriously."​
     
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    Diversity seems to cause the clashing problems, not solve them as Leftists insist.
     
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    Don't try to divide us op

    WHERE WE GO ONE WE GO ALL
     
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    Hard to say from the video...since we only see the tail end of the encounter. Don't think that would be considered brandishing...at least not in my state.

    And, the conflict seems to be between two white people in the video.

    That said...poor judgement. When you are carrying a gun, you must keep your ego in check. De-escalation is the order of the day...and introducing a firearm is the opposite of de-escalation.

    Too much testosterone all the way around.

    If the gun guy didn't live there, he shouldn't let anyone in without a key...but, that's all he has to do...say no, move on.

    The guys outside...once a firearm is introduced...it's time to extract yourselves from that situation. Right or wrong in the argument (and for the record, they were both wrong) doesn't mean shit if you are dead.
     
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