A Business Proposition

This is almost totally off Afrobella topic, but I saw this video on CNN and it blew my mind.

Excuse the clicking throughout the video, and excuse the cop’s salty NSFW language. Be forewarned — if you’ve ever had a nasty encounter with the po-po, this might make your blood pressure rise.

For those of you who can’t watch videos at work, allow me to explain. The police officer pulls this kid over, and quickly reveals his crazy side.

“You wanna try me? You want to try me?”

“You think you’ve had a bad night? I’m gonna ruin your [expletive] night.”

“Do you want to try me tonight young boy? Do you want to go to jail for some [expletive] reason I come up with?”

The ‘young boy’ being threatened is Brett Darrow, a clean-cut, 20 year old, Caucasian male. Just IMAGINE how it might go down for an African-American male. Just imagine.

“Talk back to me again and I bet I can say you resisted arrest or something. You want to come up with something? I can come up with nine things. Do you want to try something?” the cop continues. Lord have mercy.

I know there are good cops out there, lots of them. But lunatics like this guy make the men in uniform look terrible. So I have a new business idea — hidden dashcams for the people. If you’ve ever had a Driving While Black encounter, (or heck, a Minding Your Own Business While Black encounter), you might not want to laugh this off as a silly idea. Videotape evidence just might save you from trouble in the future. Because — funny how that always seems to happen — this particular cop, Sgt. James Kuehnlein of Missouri, has lost his own dashcam video of the incident.

Hmmm. Thoughts?

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Comments

  1. Bella! *hugs*

    Most cops are nothing but kids who were bullied in school exacting revenge on the masses. But if I need them, I most certainly will call them lol. All jokes aside, there are many good cops who have respect for the people they serve but the bad apples of the bunch give the good ones a bad rap.

  2. I didn’t even have to watch the video Bella your description was far more than enough. I must say that the idea of hidden dash cams for the masses is absolute brilliance! It’s like the idea for Post-it notes! Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?!!? I am personally going to email the link for this page to EVERYONE I know and I encourage everyone else who reads this at anytime to do the same. That is just disgusting and revolting!

  3. i lived in st louis for most of my life and while i never had any encounters like this, i am not surprised. there are some good cops but i’ve often commented that i felt like missouri was a police state. i worked evenings and driving home, i’d see three or four just lying in wait to pull drivers over. and these weren’t black neighborhoods. i’m not at all surprised that they caught one abusing his authority.

  4. How convenient for the Sgt? He knows that he erased the footage.

  5. I live in St. Louis too and if you ever come around this way, you will get the lecture from the locals about which municipalities you have to make sure the sh*t on your car is right and exact or the po-po will hassle you–black, white, whatever.

  6. No, I’m completely not suprised. I think I’ll get a cam for myself. I live in DC. We’ve got some unprofessional cops. I’ve seen the most unbelievable things. I hope this cop gets fired! Listening to this was just disgusting. This cop has no control of himself. He’s like a crazed dog. Your description was no where near hearing this “live”.

  7. Yep, hate cops, hate them, hate them, hate them. A bunch of uneducated bitter middle aged men who can’t stand people younger then, better off that them or looks different than them so they pretty much hate most people.

    Teachers who work with the emotionally disturbed and juvenile courts encounter just as much danger as them and make less money, yet they still manage to hold it together.

    As NWA said f the police, good decent cops are for the most part the exception and not the rule and any of you who are cops out there, well you know what I’m saying is true.

    Jane

  8. I have lost some respect for cops. I got a ticket for swerving over the HOV lane on a Sunday afternoon because a SUV cut me off like he didn’t see me. I went to court to fight the ticket and instead of him admitting that he doesn’t remember stopping me, he comes in there and lies under oath about what happened and told this tall tale! I guess these cops rehearse what they are going to say.

    I thought they were supposed to protect us?? Not belittle and lie on us. Do some of think that they are sub human or something? ugh!

  9. Wow, everyone should be armed with a camera. Notice how the cop started to behave like chicken shit when he realised that the guy had a camera running? There was no more foul language and he even had a stupid go at turning the situation in his favour. NO, I do not want to know how it would have been if that guy was black and alone….NO!

  10. Wow can’t say that I’m surprised and I agree with the first commenter, bullied kids in school.. I know at least 10 that became cops.. Interesting..

  11. I.m white and old enough to know better. I was manhandled and beaten up at a San Antonio magistrate court because I weas WHITE and the Hisoanic cop didn’t like me or the way I looked or whatever and then the Black cops came in to beat me further. I couyld have sued these racist idiots for the way they handled me . Don’t tell me in your RACIST style it only happens to Blacks and Hispanics because this was definitely a case of reverse discrimination against a WHITE Man. My Son is married to a Woman whose father is Black and her mother is Hispanic. I am not Racist or Prejudiced and I have thought my children never to judge anyone on their ethnic group. I am Jewish and I too am a minority in the eyes of many people. Don’t call me White because I am Jewish and proud of it. Eat your heart out Racists for you will destroy yourselves by the way you think. here’s more evidence that the people who claim racism are often the very ones who are promoting racism and think they can get by with it because they keep the Racial history alive,even today in 2007.

  12. I.m white and old enough to know better. I was manhandled and beaten up at a San Antonio magistrate court because I was WHITE and the Hispanic cop didn’t like me or the way I looked or whatever and then the Black cops came in to beat me further. I could have sued these racist idiots for the way they handled me . Don’t tell me in your RACIST style it only happens to Blacks and Hispanics because this was definitely a case of reverse discrimination against a WHITE Man. My Son is married to a Woman whose father is Black and her mother is Hispanic. I am not Racist or Prejudiced and I have thought my children never to judge anyone on their ethnic group. I am Jewish and I too am a minority in the eyes of many people. Don’t call me White because I am Jewish and proud of it. Eat your heart out Racists for you will destroy yourselves by the way you think. here’s more evidence that the people who claim racism are often the very ones who are promoting racism and think they can get by with it because they keep the Racial history alive,even today in 2007.

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