as usual the media and now plenty of people online and off are getting the story wrong, this was not over a fake ID and the man was not "savagely beaten". all of this misinformation will only detract from the legitimate issues to be discussed, most of all - why was the decision made to detain him? and what exactly happened that it was necessary to take him to the ground in order to detain him? http://www.cavalierdaily.com/articl...nor-committee-member-martese-johnson-arrested ""Johnson was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, obstructing justice without threats of force, and profane swearing or intoxication in public. The arresting officer was Alcohol and Beverage Control special agent J. Miller. Miller noted on the arrest record that Johnson was very agitated and belligerent but [has] no previous criminal history." i do not think he was charged with resisting, not 100% sure tho because of all the bad early reporting, but most places are not listing that among his charges.