White attorney stops police arrest of innocent black man

Dear Piers,

I have come to respect you on the American front. CNN has lost some ground with me since Obama’s initial election, but you seem like you want to be a journalist. Here’s my problem with your assumption that “These weren’t racist cops, they were just bad, lazy cops.” Racism has been institutionalized worldwide for as long as we can remember. Why is it impossible to conceive that black people cannot be racist against other blacks? What you see here are cops in two groups— the Black group, and the Cop group. In this case, being a Cop, trumped being Black. These black cops were being black cops in a white ‘hood- Doing what they thought they should be doing- Protecting the privilege of the ‘hood. Busting “broken windows,” ie black folks (or anyone) that doesn’t “belong.” Blacks, particularly American blacks, are guilty of giving in to institutionalized racism- even me. All this to say, please do more research on racism and you’ll find that this IS a case of racial profiling.

This video speaks to how our society is poorly trained to deal with race. We do not address our prejudices. They foster racism, and move it forward by the second. MORE- This video is an example of poor police training. Profiling is part of policing. Prejudice is part of policing. Making snap decisions on which citizen (or non-) will make the first wrong move— presumptions, to nip problems in the bud is part of policing. Broken windows policing is real.

MORE- Please note that the black woman cop did not provoke or put her hands on Mr. Stucky. She smiled. She did not charge at, hands on her gun, or yell at anyone. There aren’t FIVE other police cars arriving. Please note that the cop in the car arrived with an offer to discuss the matter further, or to report it to superiors maybe (his card). THEY UNDERSTOOD for Mr. Stucky—even if only a lil bit. (They are black, and have BLACK MALE (AND FEMALE) friends and family, and CARE FOR at least one of them right?) Compare this behavior to other cop videos seen recently. How would these black cops have behaved if the lawyer was black? Or if Mr. Stucky was white? America BREATHES RACISM. And it is complicated but factual distinctions. And it is swirlily diverse, like we are.

Me~

gavinscreamingmichaelyelling:

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douglasmurphy:

rainbowcoffin:

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nightwife:

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Woah

well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happensounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

gavinscreamingmichaelyelling:

time-is-a-many-splendored-thing:

douglasmurphy:

rainbowcoffin:

c-h-0-w:

nightwife:

Always reblog

Woah

well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

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Three times she had prayed to the earth for advice, and three times she was left in the dark. In the fourth moon, she dreamed of a raven flying around her sore womb, a spider crawling up her leg, and the pain of years to come weighing on her back. When Morgana woke up, she prayed no more. 
Ravens meant battle and death, what kind of omen could be more terrible than that?

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fyblackwomenart:

Three times she had prayed to the earth for advice, and three times she was left in the dark. In the fourth moon, she dreamed of a raven flying around her sore womb, a spider crawling up her leg, and the pain of years to come weighing on her back. When Morgana woke up, she prayed no more.

Ravens meant battle and death, what kind of omen could be more terrible than that?


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