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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 01:48 PM Oct 2019

Black family arrested for 'loitering' on their own front lawn [View all]

On October 1, a black family was standing in the front yard of their home, when police approached. They were arrested for loitering even though they were on their own property, reports KYW news.

Loitering offenses have historically been used as a way to purge people seen as undesirable, such as the homeless, from public spaces.

Now, the family is demanding answers from the Chester Township Police Department in Pennsylvania.


So besides not being safe from being shot inside one's own home, African Americans can't even stand in their own yards.

What is wrong with the cops in this country? Answer: Look at Ecuador. The military there came to the aid of civilians. None of the police did. They gassed and clubbed them in the streets.

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This is the kind of crap that demands the bully pulpit take it on. Unfortunately... TreasonousBastard Oct 2019 #1
He's why the racists are emboldened to act TeamPooka Oct 2019 #24
Pigs be piggin. snort Oct 2019 #2
We're not expected to own a yard malaise Oct 2019 #3
Let alone standing in their own yards! WTH. 42bambi Oct 2019 #6
Living while black is not good for our health malaise Oct 2019 #11
The truth! happy feet Oct 2019 #18
Is it that bad where you live? cwydro Oct 2019 #39
Incredible! MineralMan Oct 2019 #4
So angry I could punch a wall. n/t BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2019 #5
Better not do that while black! moose65 Oct 2019 #22
You're right! BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2019 #42
Humanity is an embarrassment? Brainfodder Oct 2019 #7
Un-fuckin-believsble!! Cept its not... this shit has to end!! InAbLuEsTaTe Oct 2019 #8
lawyers should be lining up, filling their front yard Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2019 #9
I'm sure this happens to white families all the time Takket Oct 2019 #10
This has gone way, way too far...trumps legacy lunamagica Oct 2019 #12
"What is wrong with the cops in this country?"...I think its obvious that white supremacists have Perseus Oct 2019 #13
they did not have to infiltrate, they were there from the beginning, often BECAUSE they were white Celerity Oct 2019 #35
WTF? Bettie Oct 2019 #14
wtaf obamanut2012 Oct 2019 #15
Holy. Shit. Blue_playwright Oct 2019 #21
Wow. That's all kinds of messed up. underpants Oct 2019 #29
two days in a row, they were arrested Demovictory9 Oct 2019 #16
+1 dalton99a Oct 2019 #33
whoever is advising this police department stopdiggin Oct 2019 #17
They should be considering a pink slip. n/t aggiesal Oct 2019 #28
Loitering laws? Outrageous. They shouldn't apply to anyone Hortensis Oct 2019 #19
"What is wrong with cops in this country?" It's an institution built on white WhiskeyGrinder Oct 2019 #20
Well whether you are just standing around or doing something like cleaning up your own lawn it lunasun Oct 2019 #23
Bought this camera tripod with carrying case less than a month ago rocktivity Oct 2019 #25
Remember when Prof. Henry Gates was arrested for no_hypocrisy Oct 2019 #26
Wait a fucking second gay texan Oct 2019 #27
I hope the family sues them for many thousands dawg day Oct 2019 #30
I would up that to millions. avebury Oct 2019 #31
Bankrupting the cities and/or officers responsible for this crap may be the only solution. LonePirate Oct 2019 #38
I hope so too burrowowl Oct 2019 #43
"The cops don't need you, and man they expect the same." - B. Dylan spike jones Oct 2019 #32
That is so horrible Midnightwalk Oct 2019 #34
Beyond appalling. Hopefully, some unemployed cops in the near future. Jarqui Oct 2019 #36
Not only arrested and dragged from their own porch Hav Oct 2019 #37
by the same cop. Clearly he's using his position to target them Demovictory9 Oct 2019 #40
What is wrong with the cops in this country? demigoddess Oct 2019 #41
The prosecutor has not dropped the Criminal charges and they still have to go to court to defend Maraya1969 Oct 2019 #44
I went to college in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the cops there were like this 50 years ago. DFW Oct 2019 #45
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