With Trump in the White House, the KKK and other white supremacists holding key positions in his regime, particularly, Jeff Sessions as Attorney General one must plan. Sessions recently issued a memo doubling down on non-violent drug offenses, code word for war on black communities.
Today, standard practice is for police officers to murder in cold blood black men, women and children during traffic stops. Stops initiated and escalated by cops who then claim fear for their lives as heavily armed, trained public servants who are hired to serve and protect the community. These officers murder unarmed innocent black ppl for broken tailgates, flat tires or for being black. Following orders, cooperation and respect do not seem to protect PoC from so-called ‘lone’ cops bent on killing a negro in the name of white supremacy or just because they can get away murder.
Within police departments, lone cops are prevalent; their culture dominant and pervasive not only in PDs but also police unions across the country. When a black person encounters these types during a traffic stop, it’s hard to tell the difference between so-called good cops (a dinosaur these days) and bad cops (growing exponential in numbers). One should presume they are all bad cops as on a whim, these officers of the law can abuse their power and murder innocent unarmed Americans without consequence.
It is times like this black people must consider end of life decisions. Get your estates in order as well as decide how do you want to be murdered by a cop, white man or white woman? Will you cry and plead for your life to no avail? Or will you make them really fear you? You’re gonna die anyway!
To be proactive and avoid police brutality and violence, I share this video. Hopefully by following these eight steps, we can prevent unnecessary police violence and brutality of civilians who are stopped by police officers.
Pull off to the right.
Find a safe place to park.
Both hands on the steering wheel, visible at all times.
Do not exit your vehicle unless requested by the officer.
Have a receptive attitude, even if you believe your rights are being violated.
Respect and Respond, even if the officer’s attitude is demeaning, degrading and dehumanizing.
Make no sudden movements without informing the officer.
Report inappropriate behavior to the Office of Professional Standards, even if the office is controlled by the same officers who abused your rights.
Get the officers’ name and badge number; or
Car number located on the side of the police car; or
B-tag located on top of the car.
For unmarked cars get the license plate number
Remember you can call 911 and request a supervisor remain on the line with your during police stops.
Bystanders, please assist by recording the incident on your phone or camera. In your recording, please make sure to include the license plate number, car number and B-tag to assist in identification of the police officer.
I welcome readers to elaborate, share experiences and add to the above 8 steps.
9. “Do not volunteer any information, only answer questions that pertain to the traffic stop. (Anything you say WILL be used against you. For example: Where you’ve been, or where you’re going, is none of his business and immaterial to the traffic stop)” by Onno Vocks