"African-American students at the University of Virginia are alleging a pattern of racial bias at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville, according to the Washington Post. The allegation stems from an incident in which a Black student apparently had his face pressed into the pavement by law enforcement officers when they arrested him on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and obstruction of justice. The student ended up with a bloody face and required stitches.
Court documents say the student was “very agitated and belligerent” at the time of the arrest. This presumably explains the obstruction of justice charge.
Was the student, in fact, belligerent? If so, did his belligerence justify the treatment he received?"