posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 05:06 PM
Well I'm in the UK where racism is nowhere near as rife as in America, so my opinion is completely unbiased towards race. The cop stopped the first
car and was far more courteous and polite than he was to the second car. I don't know for sure if the person in the first car was white but I would
bet good money that they were. The second car was stopped for failing to indicate or some lame #, a nothing offense really. Then the cop disappears
for a long time (it seemed long enough when watching it on video) and while he's away the woman decides to light a cig up, as I would've done in the
same situation. The cop decides he doesn't like this and tells her (doesn't ask at all) to put it out. Quite rightly, she refuses, saying it's her
car, which it is. He could have easily just given her the warning that he said afterwards he was doing, but instead he chose to be a complete prick
about the cigarette. The women initially is annoyed but by no means "out of order."
It doesn't take long for the cop to go from "friendly" to "get out of the car now." Even then the women isn't doing anything particularly aggressive,
unlike the cop who has opened her door and started dragging her out. He mentions that she is under arrest yet when she asks several times what she's
being arrested for the cop does NOT answer. He just wanted to arrest for any menial thing. I'm not saying his motivations were racist but his actions
were certainly intimidating. The woman did nothing wrong other than have a cigarette in her own damn car. Her only crime was failing to signal at a
turn. For that she got tackled to the ground, taken to the police station and had her car towed, incurring plenty of expenses in the process.
I will add that I'm a white male and don't give two shiits about someone's ethnicity but from an impartial viewpoint it seems as though Americans just
can't get past the color of someone's skin. An utter disgrace and I hope the cop is fired.
Edit: OMFG I just found out the woman died in police custody. Even if it was suicide the cop should be fudging ashamed of himself for putting him into
a cell for 3 days for such a nothing crime. He claims he assaulted her, while she was handcuffed. The poor guy. I've been punched by women in the face
and all I could do was laugh. I would love to meet that cop and show him what assault really is. Piece of shiiit scum.
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Jul 2015 17:20:18 -050031America/Chicago25 by Sharted because: (no reason given)