Fri Oct 18, 2013, 01:55 PM
Maraya1969 (10,731 posts)
This video of 2 cops stopping 2 young black men will infuriate you
(I watched it until the end and truthfully there is really nothing after about 3/4 of the video. I don't know why they say, "watch till the end")
Cop Stops Black Man, Tells Him ‘All You Do Is Weaken the F---ing Country’
This video was recorded on September 27 and uploaded to YouTube a few days later. It has recently made the rounds on social media and caught the attention of major news outlets. In it, two Philadelphia police officers stop, briefly detain, and question two young black men who are walking down the street. The reason given for the stop is that one of the young men said “hi” to a drug dealer. You should watch the video in its entirety:
There are a number of choice quotes to be pulled from this video, my favorite among them the retort from the young man being stopped and managed to film the incident saying “you not protecting me by stopping me when I’m trying to go to work,” but it’s this exchange that has come to define the encounter:
Officer: "We don't want you here, anyway. All you do is weaken the f---ing country,"
Young man: "How do I weaken the country? By working?"
Officer: "No, freeloading,"
Young man: “Freeloading on what? I work.”
Officer: “Do you? Where?”
Young man: “ Country Club.”
Officer: “Doing what?”
Young man: “I’m a server”
Officer: "A server? Serving weed?"
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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 04:11 PM
Blue_Tires (35,860 posts)
5. It's still worth another look
I like waving stories like this in the face of racial profiling apologists on DU...Sadly they have been keeping a low profile lately...