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TEMPE, AZ (AP) — Three people have been arrested for blocking traffic in Tempe as part of a protest of police brutality.

Police took three women into custody without incident Thursday afternoon on the Mill Avenue Bridge that leads into downtown Tempe.

[GRAPHIC RAW VIDEO: Citizens record on cellphones alleged Phoenix police misconduct]

The trio were part of a group of about 20 demonstrators led by local civil rights activist the Rev. Jarrett Maupin.

Protesters included Edward Brown, who became partially paralyzed after being shot by a Phoenix police officer in 2018.

[RELATED: Unarmed black man shot by Phoenix police officer claims police brutality]

Maupin says suburban Phoenix police departments need to be more transparent with the public. He accused them of selectively sharing video and other images to further criminalize victims of excessive force by officers.

[RELATED: Phoenix Police Chief responds to controversial video, accusations of misconduct]

Tempe police did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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lancelot

Jarrett Maupin is exactly who we need. This town is amazingly racist. The only way to protect all residents is when someone like this stands up, stops people in their tracks, and makes them realize how racist this world is.

Melons

Is that reverand douchebeard you are referring to? He's just a phony looking for free money.

1stupidsailor

Like what? Some idiot hood rat attacks a cop because politicians tell him to and the town is racist? Is your definition of racism not receiving preferential treatment? I'd put money on it.

Tony G

Another move by the ignorant Jarrett Maupin to try and spruce up his client's appearance. A lame attempt at painting the Tempe Police Department as the bad guys. Wake up, you false advocate of the devil. The pits of he11 are reserved for the false prophets like Jarrett Maupin, who use the ordainment of God for political and self-righteous gain.

lancelot

Really? Who is the ignorant? Check the statistics.

Melons

[thumbdown]

1stupidsailor

You mean where caucasians are killed by police twice as much, in spite of committing the same amount of violent crime, that thing that leads to police interactions? Those stats? Or should we go back to the Michael Brown story, the one years of narrative are based on that is wholly false?

Melons

[thumbup]

ObeyLaws

This makes me miss the Obama era (or should I say the 'Obama error') when protests and riots were near nightly occurrences...

nuusmaan

"protests and riots were near nightly occurrences"? Okay- how many protests with more than 5 people occurred during those 8 years? You know he's out of office now- has been for two years. What good is your fictitious complaint doing? It actually makes more sense when you congratulate all the public servant cops who risk their lives for us on these pages for us non-cops to marvel at. And that's pretty useless.

ObeyLaws

Ms Nutsmaan - Can't I just get a little nostalgic without you trying to twist my words and pick a fight? Must you be contrarian, petty and antagonistic all the time? I mean I appreciate you following my every comment, along with my other fans, but your obsession has become less than healthy.

nuusmaan

You call it twisting your words when someone asks you to prove your allegation? Okay, sure. I am pretty sure I haven't seen most of your comments, but you have quite an imagination. Do you think this is a fight? I don't argue with people who can't make a point without prefacing it with a childish nickname for the person they are trying to provoke. It's sad you seem to feel that validates your POV. Notice I said "seem to"- because I don't have your presumed powers to read and evaluate people who are strangers in a comment section. Why not read a book?

Marley

Fans? You're a legend in your own mind! Might consider a hobby or volunteer work, perhaps?

nutsplash

Maupin is the poster child for "Blackitude" and all that is wrong with black society in this country. There are plenty of fine upstanding black people no doubt, its these POS scums that ruin things and create racial divide "deliberately" while trying to capitalize on it. He is a holy man alright. His BS antics and ideals are full of holes. Maupin you clear and present piece of rectal seepage.

Phillup Witgas

Wow... That was well said. In an icky sorta way....

lancelot

African Americans never had a chance thanks to you and your ilk. ALL the problems you perceive with them can be directly traced to you.

Marley

Rein in your domestic terrorists that are committing the highest percentages of homicides than any other race on planet Earth, then we'll chat.

Shredder

Truly eloquent, nutsplash

nuusmaan

The silly notion of "Reverend" (always capitalized) refers to someone who is to be revered. It's even sillier when it's someone who gets others in trouble. To some extent we're all like sheep, it's just that we follow greedy shepherds. We don't know any better. We show up for the show, then before we know it- we are the show.

nutsplash

Cops should show them what Police Brutality really is. POS protestors. COPS have it bad these days, they deserve a break already.

1stupidsailor

Didn't Maupin get one of his protesters killed at the protest where the Mesa PD arrested that dude for jaywalking? Irony. This man is trash, it's amazing people still keep him relevant.

Shredder

Are we still talking about the alleged "police brutality" case concerning the kid, the doll and the dollar store? How about a little honesty in reporting?

Marley

The dirtbag 'Rev' is just pissed because we all have seen the true nature/behavior of his thug 'client' in the 2nd video and are calling BS! #BlueLivesMatter

Robs

Yats Police mutuality. Hee herr heee[scared]

Tacoburger

Spastic idiots.

Wazoolie

These clowns don’t have JOBS?

1stupidsailor

Lol. Have you seen the protesters at these things? It's a who's who of the "woke" progressives. Jobs they may have aren't likely to be anything of the professional sort.

lancelot

No, thanks to the racism that permeates our society. What chance do they have when most of the "people" doing the hiring are white????

Marley

Horsesh*t again! People of color actually have an equal if not greater chance of education/employment due to Federal guidelines/programs. It's not free though, you actually have to WORK at it. But typical mentality is to blame 'whitey' for their own shortcomings.

1stupidsailor

I was a military recruiter. We had to literally make some people wait or give away spots due to minority quotas. Sorry Johnny, you can't sign up to be a nuc engineer, we're going to waiver in this slug instead, cause quotas.

1stupidsailor

Yeah, that's it. Given equal qualifications, I'd kill to be able to check some of the more popular minority boxes on an application. I'm 1/4 ME and don't bother with it, but I'm not foolish enough to think it wouldn't help. Even with preferential treatment, if you're acting like trash the odds of gainful employment probably aren't as good, perhaps something to keep in mind at your next interview.

JustSaying

Hey Maupin...perhaps you can find something useful to do with all of your energy.

Marley

Like jumping off the bridge.

Marley

1st off, too bad we're not reading about 3 bodies found in Tempe Town Lake today. Secondly, the idiot 'Reverand' is full of sh*t. He can show the partial cellphone video of the arrest but the other side can't show theirs? He just knows his case went out the window since both sides of the story are now public, not just his. Pure scum, just like his 'clients'/retirement check.

nuusmaan

You don't really wish that three people are dead, do you?

Marley

3 less potential/probable frivolous lawsuits.

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