FOUL! Wyclef Jean Harassed,Arrested By Deputies, But What He Did Next Is EPIC!
Fugees member, Wyclef Jean, has just made it VERY clear to the L.A. Sheriff’s department that they done messed with the wrong Black man, the wrong Haitian, the wrong immigrant…period.
What just happened to him on the streets of Los Angeles, Ca. has him heated. He was wrongly arrested, harassed, and detained by deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in what appears to be a very race related, unwarranted issue that turned out to be a case of mistaken identity!
Wyclef thought quick on his feet though as he was being placed in handcuffs, by having one of his associates record the ridiculous incident. He boldly spoke to the camera, giving a play by play description of what was going down in two Instagram videos, as the deputies repeatedly ignored his words and proceeded with their harassment.
Wyclef: “I will sue…”
Throughout the entire ordeal, Wyclef, was clearly pissed the hell off, but his composure remained in tact the entire time. In his IG videos, Wyclef referred to the officers as ‘the LAPD,’ but it was later discovered that they are actually L.A. County Sheriff deputies. Check out the two videos and the details Wyclef posted on Instagram below…
Wyclef’s First Video Of Police Harassment Incident:
wyclefjean: “Why am I in Handcuffs!!!!!????? This is what I said to the LAPD after they put me in Handcuffs for mistaken identity !!!!!!!”
Wyclef tried to tell the deputies that he was a recording artist, on his way home from the studio. They ignored him. He then told them “I am suing…” They ignored him. He then turned to the camera and let people know that when he was stopped, the first thing the deputies did was take his Haitian bandana he was wearing around his forehead, then handcuffed him, prior to getting information as to who he is, or why he was in the area…
Wyclef’s Second Police Harassment Video:
wyclefjean: “I was asked by the police to put my hands up. Then I was told do not move. I was instantly hand cuffed before being asked to identify myself and before being told why. In the process I said my name and told them they have wrong person. They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal. I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent. As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by the behavior of the LAPD.”
I was asked by the police to Put my hands up. Then I was told do not move. I was instantly hand cuffed before being asked to identify myself and before being told why. In the process I said my name and told them they have wrong person. They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal. I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent. As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by the bahavior of the LAPD.
What in the world did his Haitian flag have to do with his arrest? Hmmm…not sure, maybe a look into Trump’s vow to crack down on immigration may put us in the right direction to find that answer. But then again, maybe not…because Sandra Bland (the young lady who was wrongly arrested and harassed by a Waller County, TX officer during a traffic stop, then mysteriously died in custody)….and Philando Castille (the young man who was brutally murdered during a traffic stop by a Minnesota police officer, in front of his children, as his girlfriend bravely streamed it live on Facebook) were not wearing Haitian bandanas, like Wyclef. The only obvious commonality they all have is being born with brown skin…
It’s no secret that the L.A.’s law enforcement systems has had their fair share of racial profiling incidents for many years. Wyclef Jean is probably just another one to add to their record books. However, this time we can rest assured that Wyclef, the man who once ran for President of his native country, Haiti (he came to the U.S. as an immigrant when he was 9), will not let this situation go unnoticed. He will more than likely do what he said in the video, and sue the brakes off of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department over this atrocity.