Mother arrested using restroom at gas station

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27 Mar 2022, 12:39 am

The mother of an autistic boy was arrested and handcuffed in front of her son after using a restroom in a gas station,

It's not clear why the mother was arrested and the police gave no explanation when they released her afterward.

Given this happened in the southern state of Georgia I guess the time is right for publishing a new edition of the green book for black travellers. There are clearly some towns in the US where it dangerous to travel while black.



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27 Mar 2022, 12:48 am

cyberdad wrote:
The mother of an autistic boy was arrested and handcuffed in front of her son after using a restroom in a gas station,

It's not clear why the mother was arrested and the police gave no explanation when they released her afterward.

Given this happened in the southern state of Georgia I guess the time is right for publishing a new edition of the green book for black travellers. There are clearly some towns in the US where it dangerous to travel while black.


It is clear why she was arrested. She was black.

Between the right's love for "law and order" and for legislating morality, POC are set up to fail. It's too easy to slip up and be on the wrong side of the law.


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27 Mar 2022, 1:19 am

Gotta love the police traumatising the mother and the autistic boy and realising they made a massive mistake just threw her back on the street and drove away.

OR whether the gas station didn't like a black woman using their restroom if she wasn't a customer so called the cops on her.



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27 Mar 2022, 1:21 am

it is as though the civil rights struggle and the great northward migration never happened.



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27 Mar 2022, 1:22 am

auntblabby wrote:
it is as though the civil rights struggle and the great northward migration never happened.


This is what this smells like



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27 Mar 2022, 1:27 am

seems each generation has to learn anew.



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27 Mar 2022, 1:39 am

These things never happen in blue states.


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27 Mar 2022, 1:46 am

why did so many POC move back down south?



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27 Mar 2022, 2:34 am

The family was just in the wrong place, at the wrong time? How about, instead of still blaming the family for the police' f*ck up, the police admit they majorly screwed up?


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27 Mar 2022, 2:36 am

if they admit anything, that is legally actionable right there.



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27 Mar 2022, 4:55 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
The family was just in the wrong place, at the wrong time? How about, instead of still blaming the family for the police' f*ck up, the police admit they majorly screwed up?


Judging from other (thousands) of incidents involving incompetent and/or corrupt cops, they will pretend nothing happened.



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27 Mar 2022, 7:52 am

This comment on the video caught me eye,

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Tiphinie Worley
2 days ago
I once entered a gas station and a cop walked up to me. I’m confused as hell and he proceeds to tell me what I did, I told him I’m not the person he was looking for, after about a good 5 minutes of us arguing the clerk comes out and says to the cop, she’s not involved. Explaining that I’m literally just a customer. I saw the disappointment in the cops face which was odd. It was like his ego was hurt cause he was wrong and he didn’t like that.


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27 Mar 2022, 6:02 pm

She didn't even match the description of the suspect.


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27 Mar 2022, 6:49 pm

Now you can't even use a public restroom while black.



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27 Mar 2022, 10:23 pm

Maybe anarchy is the only solution.


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27 Mar 2022, 11:22 pm

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