Ty Turner was arrested by Charlotte police officers while distributing information about voting rights and political candidates yesterday, The Huffington Post reported.

Apparently, the free distribution of information is a crime in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“They said they would charge me for distributing literature,” said Turner. “I asked [the policeman] for the ordinance number [being violated], because they can’t put handcuffs on you if they cannot tell you why they’re detaining you. . . The officer got mad and grabbed me. Then he told me that I was resisting arrest.”

Watch the video of the incident below:

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