Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wiz Khalifa Tweets about being Handcuffed for Riding a Hoverboard in LAX Airport

Wiz Khalifa on a hoverboard
Great Scott!! The future is here, according to the movie, Back to the Future. Hoverboards are real, and already getting people into trouble with the law.

Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed, Accused of Resisting Arrest at LAX airport


Police officers handcuffed rapper Wiz Khalifa on Saturday August 22, 2015 after he refused to get off of his hoverboard. Yes, he was riding a hoverboard in the LAX airport. Police officers then proceeded to handcuff Wiz Khalifa after he refused to disembark from his hoverboard, telling him to stop resisting. He responded by saying "I'm not resisting."

He then keeps the online world informed with the following tweets.

Wiz Khalifa Tweets about Police Brutality following Hoverboard Incident


On 08/22/15 at 6:44 p.m. Wiz Khalifa tweets, "Haven't been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun." He was obviously being sarcastic about being fun, but still making the public aware that police brutality and excessive force is a real problem in society today.

Wiz Khalifa Tweet #1 on 08/22/15
His next tweet (below) was a picture of himself being held to the ground by LAX airport police officers accompanied by the words, "They love sayin stop resisting."

Wiz Khalifa Tweet #2 on 08/22/15
His third tweet (below) was a video of himself at LAX airport talking to the police officers. The tweet read, "All because I didn't want to ditch the technogy [sic] everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids."


Discussion of Wiz Khalifa Hoverboard LAX Airport Incident

After reading Wiz Khalifa's tweets about the incident, what do you think happened?

Do you think that police officers should have been nicer to rapper Wiz Khalifa after he refused to get off of his hoverboard in LAX airport?

Do you think that Wiz Khalifa was resisting arrest by refusing to get off of his hoverboard?

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