Viral Video Shows Young Man Standing Down Police Officers Pointing Guns at Him

Oct 29, 2014
9:28 am

The following video has already received over 4 million views on Facebook. That is where we first saw it. It shows an young man filming two police officers who drew guns at him, even though the young man did not commit a crime. The video is raw and real, and the young man’s actions say it all.

Digging a bit deeper about who the young man in the video is and what was the context of the video was, we found a story by The Free Thought Project. That story, which you need to read right now, said that the incident occurred in La Quinta, California, and that the young man’s name was Alejandro Natividad. This is what Natividad told Free Thought Project:

We were on our way to my friend’s house and we were at a stop light. When the light turned green my friend began to make some weird motions and really freaking me out. I told him the light was green and he had a deer in a headlights look. A deputy walked up and asked what was going on I told him he was acting weird I don’t know. He asked if we had any weapons and I said ‘no.’

At this time my friend was still doing some weird motions and finally answered the deputies question if he was okay. I had mentioned that we’re in the middle of the street and he came to and stepped on the gas and drove onto the corner. I jump out of the car and walked out with my hands up and was standing where the recording took place. Deputy drives up comes out of his vehicle with his gun drawn. That’s when I decided to record.

I wasn’t under arrest the deputy even admits that I did nothing yet had a gun pointed at me. Where’s the logic in that? I was afraid and if I was going to get harmed I’d much rather take it standing than on my face.