Two Black Comedians Sue Police Over Search at Atlanta Airport
A pair of rappers are suing the Fulton County Airport Police Department, claiming they were unlawfully arrested. According to a police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a man called 911 at 3 a.m. reporting a possible drug transaction involving his son at the airport. When officers arrived, they took 19-year-old Calvin Young to a patrol car. A second police report says that 25-year-old Jameson Boggs, also known as the Black Panther rapper, was arrested at about 10 a.m. for possession of a controlled substance. The records also say that Boggs was involved in a drug transaction at the airport involving his stepson, who was with two women, while in uniform. The arrest reports say a drug-sniffing dog located cocaine on Young, though it wasn’t enough to put him under arrest. Both men were released from jail hours later.
The Fulton County Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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In November, the Black Youth Project at the Center for Social Impact, which includes Boggs, called for a boycott of Atlanta police department uniforms after videos appeared to expose police officers allegedly punching men in the face, throwing them against a wall, and beating them so severely that they died. A group of protesters also brought a large banner reading, “We Have No Fear.”
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