Two students—Messiah Young from Morehouse and Taniyah Pilgrim from Spelman—were snatched out of a car, tased and arrested by Atlanta police on live television. Officers were seen smashing the windows of the car before tasing and forcefully pulling both students from inside. Witnesses say police also slashed the vehicle’s tires.
It’s unclear what happened that led to this point, but we believe the officers were enforcing the city-wide curfew, established by Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms. Pilgrim has since been released, Young is still in custody.
Watch the chilling incident:
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Messiah Young has been discharged from the hospital after suffering an epileptic seizure last night. Young has a lawyer and his court hearing is scheduled for 2pm.
UPDATE: As of Sunday May 31 5pm EST, reports from the family indicate Messiah Young has been released.