I don’t know if you have already seen it or not but there is a video that has gone viral on social media about a police officer dragging a girl off a train because she had her foot on the seat.
When you think about it, it does not seem like a big deal that the girl was dragged off the train for a small thing like this but unfortunately, there is more to it than this.
There are a number of versions of the video doing rounds on social media that are edited to make it look like the police officer was in the wrong and used excessive force against the girl but don’t worry fam, I got this.
My ‘Rant Mode’ was activated and I had to do a reaction video which you can see below:
So, long story short: the girl’s name is Bethany Nava and she had her foot on the seat. In the video you can see that the little brat was quite upset when the officer dragged her off the train. I covered the entire video in my own video embedded above but there are a few things I would like to touch upon if you have not seen the video.
1- The police officer DID have her in an arm lock at one point but when he asked her how old she was, to which she replied she was 18 – the officer let go off her arm.
2- At the start of the video, the officer say to her that she was being ejected but when she refused to comply, the officer had to use force to get her off the train.
3- At one point of the video, Bethany Nava says to the officer something along the lines of, there is no law that says that she cannot put her foot on the seat. Metro’s 28 page customer code of conduct states that ‘placing feet or shoes on seats or furnishings’ is prohibited disorderly conduct, which may be penalized with a warning and/or ejection from the train.
4- The second woman identified as Selina Lechuga accused the officer of racism and even spat on him when she detained for abusive conduct – considering that she was not even related to Nava in any way. She was just a bystander who was ‘standing up for her people’.
5- Nava ‘probably’ would have been just fined and ejected but the fact that she impeded the officer’s investigation but not complying and refusing to provide her details (she can heard clearly that she does not have her ID as she just turned 18).
6- Bethany Nava said that she put her foot on the seat because she was ‘comfortable’ that way
7- Selina Lechuga even accused the officer to picking on minorities so he could make extra cash.
I would like to say here that the entire situation could have been averted if only the girl had taken her foot off the seat as told by the officer. That’s it.
It is not fair on other passengers who have to sit on the same seat where Nava had her foot. I mean, does anyone know what she has stepped into before she got on the train? Mud? Dirt? Shit? If she is not going to consider that aspect then I have no respect for her and to be honest, it’s good to see people like her getting arrested.
Also, do you think Lechuga would have cried racism if the arresting officer was not white?
In the end, I would like to say that this 18 year old brat and the other woman created a whole scene for no reason whatsoever and while I am not a big fan of police officers and all, I felt sorry for that officer who had to put up with that situation.