Two female teenagers were eating at a San Antonio Whataburger last week when sheriff`s deputies racially profiled the girls and arrested them on trumped-up charges.
Vanae Wright and her friend Leilani Green were about to sit down and eat the food they had just bought when police officers entered Whataburger, responding to reports of a fight in the restaurant parking lot.
Apparently, the police didn’t know who started the fight, and instead of finding out, they decided to clear the whole restaurant.
Luckily, the video captured the entire incident. In the video, Vanae is sitting by herself in an empty corner of the restaurant with BCSO Deputy Cynthia Hernandez standing next to her. Seconds later, a police officer throws Vanae`s food on the floor and places her in handcuffs. Then the video shows another teen walking over with Vanae`s hat and trying to put it on her head before being arrested by a second police officer. One student was arrested for criminal trespassing and the second one for interfering with the arrest. The girls spent 12 hours in jail.
After the incident, Hernandez claimed she arrested Vanae because she didn`t like teen`s attitude and that the teen was being disrespectful.
However, the witnesses claimed, the teens did not violate any law. But they were treated that way and then unlawfully arrested because they were black. Moreover, a deputy Hernandez did not read the girls their rights.