Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Real Talk" about what to do if you're stopped by the police in black and white

Artist Michael D’ Antuono created a powerful painting portraying what many African-American parents experience when trying to explain to their sons the gross injustice surrounding the killings of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice or the many other young black men killed by the hands of law enforcement.

Palm Card: What to Do If You're Stopped by the Police (English and Spanish) (2011) Thumbnail 
  • Don’t get into an argument with the police.
  • Never bad-mouth a police officer.
  • Remember, anything you say or do can be used against you.
  • Keep your hands where the police can see them.
  • Don’t run.
  • Don’t touch any police officer.
  • Don’t resist even if you believe you are innocent.
  • If you complain at the scene, or tell the police they’re wrong, do so in a non-confrontational way that will not intensify the scene.
  • Do not make any statements regarding the incident.
  • If you are arrested, ask for a lawyer immediately.
  • Remember officers’ badge numbers, patrol car numbers and physical descriptions.
  • Write down everything you remember ASAP.
  • Try to find witnesses and their names and phone numbers.
  • If you are injured, take photos of the injuries as soon as possible, but make sure you get medical attention first. Ask for copies of your medical treatment files.
Must Reads:

Eye will close with some misinformation and faulty logic from the designated African American black attacker on Fox.
COOPER: In the black community, we need to have a conversation that’s unemcumbered by the radical left and progressives’ agenda that tries to use government coercion to address some problems. Here’s the reality: black Americans, like myself, we have an elevated risk of death that will come – not from law enforcement but that will come from other black Americans.
…According to the CDC, the second most likely contributor to that disparity is homicide. There is no other ethnic group that homicide ranks as high and the statistics actually show it’s black people killing other black people. …If no other ethnic group faces this risk, it is a sign that there’s a disparate amount of criminality happening in this one group.
Sound familiar?  Faux News.  All spin, all the time, unfair and unbalanced, distorting what you decide.  Just say NO to Faux News.


Brian said...

How does the advice given by the NYCLU "The Talk for White Americans"? How does that advice not work for Black Americans?

Redeye said...

The real question is why does the advice given by the NYACLU "work for Black Americans." I submit the reason is because Black Americans are viewed as criminals because of the color of their skin and the white, male dominated media enabled racial stereotypes of Black Americans as Thugs, Pimps, Prostitutes, Gang Bangers, Rapist, Drug dealers/user, lazy, shiftless,baby making, thieves.

Brian said...

NYCLU's advice works for all Americans because it does not make any assumptions about who is using that advice.

Redeye said...

The NYACLU doesn't make assumption about who is using that advice but "Cops" sure do.