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@BlockerRyan IRL, this is exactly why ppl who are undocumented or have minor warrants or whatever avoid contact with the police at all costs. Bc there’s no encounter that won’t upend your life — and it also means the police can never be an avenue to protection for you.
Raise your hand if your living parents and grandparents lived under Jim Crow. ??♂️
one of the wildest things abt white supremacy is how white people's feelings abt racism are always the terrain being contested and always presented as The Stakes.
James Craig Anderson was a 47-year-old gay Black man from Mississippi. One night in 2011, he was standing in a parking lot he was attacked by a roving pack of young white dudes who had gone out to, in their words, “fuck with some niggers.”
“Our manager never intended for these men to be arrested...this should never have escalated as it did.” Calling the police introduces the prospect of arrest, and since the police are armed, the prospect of violence. Calling the police IS an escalation.