Police question Nigerian Yale student after falling asleep in common room

Lolade Siyonbola had the police called on her by a white student who found her napping in a common area of their shared dorm

Siyonbola uploaded two videos to social media. When Yale Daily News reached the Yale Police Department for comment, they defended the officers' actions and said they were following "protocol". Though they had done nothing wrong, they were pulled from the tour by campus officers to be asked questions and have their pockets checked. Police apparently had difficulty confirming her identity because her name was misspelled in a student database, USA Today said.

CNN reports that Yale spokeswoman Karen Peart said the name on Siyonbola's ID was her preferred name and not the same in the university records.

Ms Siyonbola later told police the woman believed the common area, in Yale's Hall of Graduate Studies at the New Haven campus, was part of her apartment. "She needs to be put into an institution so she can stop harassing people".

"I'm going to think about whether I want to show that to you or not because I really don't know if there's a justification for you even actually being in the building".

Four police officers then showed up in HGS to inspect a "suspicious character" on the twelfth floor.

The other video, seen above, was of the interaction with the campus police officers.

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Siyonbola repeatedly told police that Braasch that suffered from mental illness and that she was known to call the police and complain. The kafkaesque situation was the result of a white classmate calling the cops on Siyonbola, who is black.

Also, it's a common room.

"I was sleeping in the common room and [Braasch] comes in and turns the lights on and was like, 'Why are you sleeping here?"

"I have every right to call the police", Braasch said after snapping a photo of Siyonbola. When the Starbucks employee called the police, Daniels writes, "she was deploying a technology that was created to protect white women from men like Nelson and Robinson ― one that relies on the constant surveillance, threatened incarceration and oppression of black men". A white woman notices them and calls the cops. Hence, she called the police to say that there were "three black people stealing stuff".

"I don't discourage Black students from coming to Harvard". Alexander's white friend went in with the same coupon and it was accepted with no problem. She told police this was the second time she called police on someone sleeping in the dormitory's common area. Still, the manager not only kicked them out but said the membership was now canceled and Oates was banned. The Black Lives Matter movement intensified focus on police brutality in black communities, which tends to involve white male police officers' violence against black men, sometimes with deadly results. It clearly struck a chord, as the footage has since been viewed more than 730,000 times.

"I deserve to be here; I paid tuition like everybody else".

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