In New York, Brooklyn’s district attorney has dropped charges against 23-year-old Jazmine Headley, who was arrested last week and had her 18-month-old son ripped from her arms as she waited at a Brooklyn benefits office for a child care voucher. Video of the incident shows Headley clutching her son to her chest and screaming as she’s pinned to the floor by NYPD officers who are wrenching the child out of her arms.
Jazmine Headley: “You’re hurting my son! You’re hurting my son! You’re hurting my son! You’re hurting my son!”
When bystanders protested Headley’s treatment, an officer waved a Taser at them. Headley says when she got to the Human Resources Administration office to apply for a child care benefit, there were no chairs available, so she and her son sat on the floor, where they waited for over four hours. When a pair of security officers demanded she stand, Headley refused, and the guards called in the police. Headley was arrested on Friday on several charges including resisting arrest and child endangerment. The charges were dropped Tuesday after Headley spent the weekend in jail, separated from her son.