Steve Young BLM March in Atlantic City. Seven Arrested. Watch Video.

BLM activist Steve Young, along with 6 others, were arrested on July 4 for blocking the Albany Ave Bridge and the Atlantic City Expressway. WATCH VIDEO BELOW:

Steve Young is director of Atlantic City’s Planning Board.

Young followed through on his threat to ‘shut the city down’ and lead another disruptive march and protest. This time, only 50 showed up to participate and support Steve Young. Watch video:

WATCH VIDEO from Patrick Jeanty. ‘Play-by-play’ reporting of BLM march & arrests.

The group protest began in front of the ACPD Public Safety Building, then walked to the middle of the Albany Avenue bridge where they stopped traffic. Young and the group were warned that obstructing a roadway was in violation of the law and they were subject to arrest. 

Blocking Albany Ave Bridge

After the second warning, the group began to depart. During the protest, police officers walked with those in attendance and provided assistance with traffic.

The small but loud group of 50 marched to the Atlantic City Expressway where they illegally entered the eastbound lanes. Young’s group then stopped & blocked this major roadway into the city.

BLM & SJW Marchers on AC Expressway

Expressway traffic was forced off Exit 2 of the AC ex-way, onto Route 40.

Officers moved in and arrested Young and 6 others. Everyone else scattered to avoid arrest.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small wasn’t having it. “We’re not going to tolerate someone trying to hijack our city when it’s really about him,” says Small.

ARRESTED:  Steve Young, a 60-year-old man from Atlantic City. CHARGES:  Obstructing a highway, refusal to obey a reasonable official request, and resisting arrest.

Steve Young arrested for his Black Lives Matter protest which blocked traffic on the Atlantic City Expressway.


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BLM & SJW Video Journalist, Patrick Jeanty.

American Legion Riders were in Atlantic City to protect military statues and monuments. Just in case Young and others wanted to pull them down, or deface them.

Our local and regional Public Safety departments did an outstanding job.

  • Atlantic City Police
  • US Department of Justice Community Relations
  • New Jersey State Police
  • Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office
  • New Jersey Transit Police
  • Atlantic County Emergency Response Team. 

“The Atlantic City Police Department and our law enforcement partners have been preparing for this protest due to threats made by organizers,” said Chief of Police Henry M. White Jr.  “While we respect and support those that exercise their First Amendment rights, we will not allow a major roadway to be blocked cutting off access for our community members, emergency personnel, or visitors to the City of Atlantic City. We are grateful that the Atlantic City community did not participate in this misguided attempt to shut down the city.”


Also ARRESTED:  Levar Davis, a 21-year-old man from Atlantic City. CHARGES:  Obstructing a highway and refusal to obey a reasonable official request.

ARRESTED:  Alex Kettles, a 52-year-old man from Burlington, NJ. CHARGES:  Obstructing a highway and refusal to obey a reasonable official request.

ARRESTED:  Nolan Mitchell, a 45-year-old man from Atlantic City. CHARGES:  Obstructing a highway and refusal to obey a reasonable official request.

ARRESTED:  Troy Ogelsby Sr., a 57-year-old man from Cherry Hill, NJ. CHARGES:  Obstructing a highway, refusal to obey a reasonable official request, and resisting arrest.

ARRESTED:  Michael Scott Jr., a 45-year-old man from Atlantic City. CHARGES:  Obstructing a highway and refusal to obey a reasonable official request.

ARRESTED:  Taiwa Ukawabutu, a 55-year-old man from Pleasantville, NJ. CHARGES:  Obstructing a highway, refusal to obey a reasonable official request, and resisting arrest.

All seven men were released on a summons with a future court date.

Mayor Marty Small, no fan of Steve Young, had his campaign video truck pass by the protest often. Loud music and campaign ads played on the large screens.

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