NC Cops Punch, Taser and Arrest Man for Inquiring why his Son had been Arrested

Carlos Miller

Stephen Sings was charged with a multitude of felonies and misdemeanors for asking a simple question.

A North Carolina man who had the audacity to ask deputies why they had arrested his son was tackled, punched, tasered and arrested on a multitude of false charges.

But the man was live streaming so now video of his arrest is going viral, even if he remains in jail on a $150,000 bond.

Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged Stephen Sings with a multitude of contempt-of-cop charges the video shows he never committed, including five counts of assaulting the thugs who arrested him.

Essentially, the deputies were triggered when Sings told them "this is your duty to talk to me" because that is when they ordered him to place his hands his back.

“Man, I ain’t got to put nothin’ behind my back,” Sings responded. “What you mean? … I ain’t did nothing wrong.”

"Put your hands behind your back," the deputy said.

A struggle ensued and Sings dropped the phone. It was picked up by his other son who continues recording as a deputy points a taser at him. That same deputy tasered Sings several times as another deputy punched him repeatedly, another video shows.

The incident took place Friday night during a high school football game about 70 miles east of Charlotte. It is not clear why deputies arrested his son but in the full video, Sings' other son said his brother was pushed down the stairs.

According to the Richmond Observer:

A case involving a man being tazed at a football game Friday night is still under investigation, Sheriff James Clemmons said Monday morning.

Clemmons said it was his responsibility to “investigate thoroughly” all aspects of cases, including the conduct of defendants, law enforcement and the community.

“We will let the facts lead us where they lead,” he said.

Stephen Kernel Sings Sr. had his first appearance in Richmond County District Court Monday morning on a dozen charges: five counts of resisting a public officer; three counts of assault on a government official or employee; two counts of assault with physical injury on a law enforcement, probation or parole officer; and one count each of disorderly conduct and injury to personal property.

While it's true he resisted the arrest, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that citizens have the right to resist an unlawful arrest.

Watch the shortened edited video above. The full video is below. He goes by Stephen Black Jr. on Facebook but court records show his surname to be Sings.

UPDATE: Sings' $150,000 secured bond has been reduced to a $15,000 unsecured bond, the Richmond Observer reports.

Comments (17)
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NonyaFknB
NonyaFknB

You cant reason with unreasonable people. They deserve to be treated as they treat others with full contempt and violence.

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

of coarse they lowered his bail. and gave BS charges. all the pigs need is just one of the charges to stick to be able to say it was justified. thus making a civil claim that much harder to prove. the DA will eventually drop the charges. and the victim will get a settlement..

GerryNance
GerryNance

This is in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals - DC, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV. We need to get a case in the courts and appeal to the 4th.

AirWolf
AirWolf

Unfortunately we need to quit trying to argue with Cops in Street Court and face them on a more Level Playing Field which is an actual court with a 3rd party judge. Now that can be Good or Bad. But at least with Judge, you can fight back against them at Election time.

Until laws are written to punish cops who use "Contempt of Cop" charges to get their Bully Hard-On. We need to remember their adage "You may beat the rap, but you arent going to beat the ride" and that is all they care about.

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TheRealJonW
TheRealJonW

No, we need to treat them like our forefathers did the British Redcoats! It's way past time to take things to court because the pigs, district attorneys and the judges all work for corrupt politicians!

AirWolf
AirWolf

Well GOOD LUCK. Guess you dont mind getting Tased, Arrested and possibly even Killed standing up for your beliefs that way. I on the other hand Value My Life unlike you I guess. I choose to fight within the system to try and win a victory. But you feel free to lay down your life as Cannon Fodder for your beliefs.

Libertarian
Libertarian

Private sector is not protected by qualified or absolute immunity. Outsource your police departments like Sandy Springs, GA or at least give it to the elected Sheriff like Maywood, CA.

AirWolf
AirWolf

Doesnt matter if they are Police or Sheriff Deputies. If they are Bullies with Badges they will act against people in Unlawful ways like this. That is why I say we need Laws Passed to Punish them. We need to stand up and say Enough is Enough with all these Bullies. We want them Punished Harshly when they violate their Oath's.

Sman
Sman

The more I read of your replies the more I think you are nothing more then a cop sucker. Fuck you asshole. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS IN THE STREETS PEOPLE!!!! DON'T LISTEN TO THIS LILLY LIVER COCKSUCKING COWARD! Unlike you asshole I would rather die on my feet then live on my knees (like you do as a fluffer).

Bergman
Bergman

Laws already have been written to punish cops for contempt of cop charges. The problem is getting prosecutors to file the charges. A good start might be making arrests -- federal citizen's arrests are lawful (US v Di Re (1948)) and an 18 USC 242 violation while in possession of a firearm is a felony, after all.

AirWolf
AirWolf

Well I guess we will possibly be reading your Obituary the next time you get pulled over then. Do your family a favor though. Buy a Pre-Paid Funeral Package & everything so they dont have to worry about what to do with you when the ME releases your corpse.

CryonicProduct
CryonicProduct

Awwww look how quickly AirWolf is willing to give up his rights and freedom because he's scared. All those people died for his freedom for him to just throw it away cuz he's scared

AirWolf
AirWolf

Now you are getting into something I take very personal. I PROUDLY Served my Country. Have You ??? I doubt it. You sound like one of those antifa piss ants that live in their mommies basement. How about you Step up and put your life on the line and help preserve those freedoms you are talking about. I took an Oath to this Country both when I was in the Armed Services and also when I worked in the Federal Judicial system. And those oaths dont expire in my book.

CryonicProduct
CryonicProduct

First off you going and helping bully smaller countries and killing innocent people for the profit of the government is killing freedoms not preserving it. You're no hero. Second even if it was it was a waste because you come back and tell people to just bend over and take it anytime a cop says to. I don't for one second believe you ever stood up for any rights. You went over there and "just followed orders" and are here now telling "people to just follow orders"
It's called give me liberty or give me death NOT bend over and take it up the ass from the police and maybe the government will decide it's own officers were wrong later. You're a absolute disgrace. Calling yourself a soldier. You should be out there blowing these cops head off their shoulders in order to preserve America's freedom but instead you're all coward down reminiscing about the time you got to go walk all over another countries freedom.


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