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originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: Boeing777
Just can't believe this.
It's a crappy situation and I'm sorry it happened but it's pretty understandable.
A bad time to argue with the cops is when they suspect you of burglary.
Appalling, look's like someone forgot to teach these people the concept of innocent until proven guilty, the kid is lucky they did not shoot him.
More proof that just being black is a crime in and if itself.
But you are in your own home...
I wouldn't want to be bothered by the cops in my home either, silly things called rights and all
originally posted by: LDragonFire
Sounds like the neighbor should be brought up on charges...like he didn't know he lived there??
A handicap and a crime altogether....not playing the race card but i wonder if they would have call the cops if it was a white teen...or if the cops would have pepper sprayed the kid had he not been black....
We all know better than to drive while black but... now you can't even live in your house while black?!
This incident clearly shows how blacks are stereotyped in both the white community and among the police.
Story is teen in own home says something cops don't like so for their safety they needed to pepper spray him.
As has been shown time and again the biggest predictor for police brutality is in any way questioning their authority. If you do anything besides be utterly subservient or if you mention your rights or the constitution you will be attacked, harassed or arrested.
You have no rights or power and the cops can do what they please. Don't stand up for yourself. They'll take you down caveman style.
A bad time to pepper spray a child is when they are in their own home and have done nothing wrong except challange your misplaced pride and perceived authority.
They also have rights to attack you in your own home? Sorry bad argument.
They couldn't check their databases? Violence is way too readily employed these days.