I can not respect the movement. Not in the slightest. If they really believed what they preach why don't the tackle both halves of the problem. Yes part of the problem is cops, but most of the events they protested were cases where the cops were actually in the right.
Here's the other half of the problem. If you so firmly believe that you're being unfairly target by stereotypes why not tell you people to stop living up to the bloody stereotype. Last night a guy came in to my work grabbed two beers went to the counter and asked for cigarettes. Then after my coworker grabbed the cigarettes he asked for a swisher. As she was grabbing the swisher he pocked the cigarettes and started to walk out with them and the beers. She called him out on it and he just walked out. I ran after him and tried to get the beers back. He punched me in the face with one of the beers. My glasses were knocked off my face and I'm kind of blind without them so that ended my chase.
He was black. The co-workers he stole from were black. I was off the clock still there to prepare for a audit. An audit we have to go through because the high amount of theft we've been having. Black Lives Matter only seems to call out the cops for what's been happening lately. I'm not saying they're aren't bad cops. There most definitely are, Rid, a white guy had a run in with a bad cop. Some of the responsibility needs to fall back on them. Tell these people if they want a better chance of not giving bad cops an excuse, follow the bloody law. Acting like a thug just because people already assume you're a thug validates the stereotype and makes it harder for people to move on from the perspective they already have.
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