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Three Muslim teens and one would-be documentarian in New York City were arrested
by NYPD officers last Thursday night. Two of the teen girls, Lamis Chapman, 12, and Khalia Wilson, 14, were playing handball in their neighborhood at 9:30 p.m. when police asked them for identification.
"They said they asked for ID," Wilson told the Daily News
. "But I didn't hear them."
When the teens didn't respond, one of the officers put Wilson in a chokehold
, while his female partner threw Chapman to the ground
. Once the pair were restrained, police allegedly removed their hijabs, or Muslim headscarves.
Wilson told the Daily News
that she implored the officers to stop: "I kept saying, 'I'm 14! What are you doing? We're not bad kids.'"