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.