Jacob Less, ‘the king of the hobos,’ is said to be a homeless man who got caught up with the police one night. Two officers held him on the ground and tried to handcuff him, but failed to do that.
It is unclear what Jacobs had done but he kept saying he had done nothing to merit the arrest. Jacob appeared to be a poet or a preacher, as he read from the Bible and said his master is Yahweh (God) and that he is not the property of the police. He kept repeating this many times.
When he asked about his offense that would warrant an arrest, the police refused to tell him why they were arresting him and in turn, Jacob refused to acknowledge their (illegitimate) authority over him.
The police, still holding him on the ground, kept saying, “Do you understand that you are under arrest?” Jacob replied, telling them, “I am understanding less and less of what you are saying!”
After more than three minutes with the police still holding him on the ground, one of the officers tased him with his taser in order to bring him to submission, but instead the taser appeared to only give him super strength and he broke free of their aggression.
The police then gave chase but could not catch Jacob. The officers eventually returned to the original scene of ‘the crime,’ with disappointed faces.
The incident appears to have happened last year but has become relevant today because of the recent cases of police aggression against innocent citizens. All of the things that Jacob said in the video, which was secretly filmed, have come to pass.
It is now clear to all of us that police in the United States are using excessive force against people when they are arresting them, and it has led to many unfortunate losses of precious lives.
Probably when this Jacob video was being recorded, had authorities taken it seriously, we would not today be witnessing what is happening regarding people dying for no apparent reason in the hands of reckless police officers. Let us take every issue like this seriously as a nation. Enjoy the video and keep on expecting us!