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A Black band director at a high school in Birmingham, Alabama was tased and arrested by police after he allegedly wouldn’t stop his band from playing after the end of a game.
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According to Business Insider, Johnny Mims, the director of the Minor High School band, was tased and arrested by Birmingham police after he told his musicians to keep playing after cops told him to stop.
On September 14th, Mims and his band were playing at a high school football game between Minor High School and Jackson-Olin High School. After the game police say they ordered both band directors to end their bands’ performances so police could clear out the stadium, but Mims failed to comply and his band kept playing, police said in a statement.
Police also allege that Mims refused to put his hands behind his back and pushed the arresting officer. He was then tased by an officer, which police say “ended the physical confrontation.”
Mims was arrested for disorderly conduct, harassment, and resisting arrest. He was taken to hospital and then...