If you think all people are treated fairly by law enforcement, then take a look at the #CrimingWhileWhite hashtag on Twitter. They’re candid depictions by white people about their experiences with law enforcement where cops let them go despite unlawful acts.
Here are a few examples:
Exhaled blunt smoke in a cop’s face as I opened my door and then told him he couldn’t come in without a warrant. He left. #CrimingWhileWhite
— Classic (@classicmaterial) December 3, 2014
Six on six brawling in the street.. Police pulled up and we all ran. The cops decided to chase my black friends ONLY! #CrimingWhileWhite
— Kyle Loves Comics (@ComicsKyle) December 3, 2014
Many white friends pulled over for DUI In college. Cops followed them home to make sure they got home safe, no arrests. #CrimingWhileWhite
— Nancy Arents (@narents) December 3, 2014
I appreciate their candor. This is why we march. This is why we protest. This is why we must demand justice and FAIR treatment by law enforcement. Change will require people from all races to recognize there is a discrepancy and force change.