Racial profiling is a serious problem, and it seems to be happening at an alarming rate. In most of these cases, white people are calling the cops on black people simply because they assume they are up to no good and even dangerous.
Sadly, this sometimes ends in police officers being unnecessarily aggressive
Most of the time, the police seem to side with the people who called them. But in a recent case, this didn’t happen. When a black real estate investor was inspecting a house, one of the neighbors got worried. She thought he was breaking in or up to no good. She called the police.
When the police arrived, they questioned the man, Michael Hayes, and realized he was simply doing his job and inspecting the home as he said.
Hayes showed them his business card and paperwork, and they told him he was allowed to continue his work. The woman did not care for this response. Hayes asks the police:
“Do you mind telling her that because I really don’t want her behind me. I honestly feel threatened.”
They explained what was going on to the woman, but she was still mad about it. One of the officers said:
“Even if you are inside the residence and have a perceived burglary, unless I’ve got a victim and owner, I can’t prosecute.”
The police can tell that Hayes is not the problem here, but they ask him to call the owner of the house to make sure that everything is OK and that he can go inside the house.
The woman overheard the owner on the phone and became angry that he would allow the man in the house.
Hayes was understandably upset with the way the woman was treating him. He asked:
“If there’s a way that I can do this, I’d like to file a complaint against her… She came out and threatened to call the police on me and was screaming and shouting.”
When she found out that the police were not going to arrest the man, she started yelling at them all.
This didn’t go over too well with the police, and they told the young man that they would come back if the woman continued to act that way.
One of the police officers said:
“If you have any problems with her, what I want you to do is call me back over here. She will go to jail for that.”
The woman didn’t seem phased, and she continued to yell at the man.
“Hurry up, do it, and get out!”
The police officers continue to defend the man, and one can be heard saying:
“He can take all day.”
The police officers realized that the woman wasn’t going to calm down and was being completely irrational, so they decided to stay with the man while he went in to take photos of the house.
Once he was finished, they all left together.
He continued his video in the car and explained that this was not the first time he has dealt with something like this. He said:
“The police, they were on my side. I’m happy to be going home now… You know why the lady called the police on me. But at the end of the day, she did not just want me in her neighborhood.”
He implied that the reason she didn’t want him there was that he is black. The woman clearly has problems. Hopefully, once she sees how she looks on this video, she will realize how awful she is acting.
People who like this are why so many black people are afraid of law enforcement. Racial profiling is wrong, and it needs to be stopped.
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