Police point guns at two Rowan U students; video goes viral

October 3, 2018

Giavanna Roberson (in front, right of the student holding the sign) and Altaif Hassan (right of Roberson) were the students in the car stopped by police at Rowan University. Other students offer support and are upset at the police action.

By Staff

Controversy gripped Rowan University Tuesday, one day after two African American students were stopped on campus by police and ordered out of their car as several officers drew their weapons. The black Charger that the two friends were riding in matched the description of a vehicle that police were looking for after someone had reported seeing a man with a gun.

A nearly four-minute video snippet of the police stop, which occurred in a parking lot by Mimosa Hall and the student recreation center on the Glassboro campus, was posted on Facebook and racked up more than 160,000 views on Tuesday. Hundreds of comments from outraged students were also posted.

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