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Three black students waiting for bus arrested after cops order them to ‘disperse’
Three African-American students who were waiting for a school bus in Rochester, New York were arrested on Wednesday morning when police officer told them to “disperse,” even though witnesses said they did nothing wrong.
According to WROC, basketball coach Jacob Scott had arranged for a school bus to pick up the boys to take them to a scrimmage on a day when school was closed.
A police report claimed that the boys were blocking “pedestrian traffic while standing on a public sidewalk…preventing free passage of citizens walking by and attempting to enter and exit a store…Your complainant gave several lawful clear and concise orders for the group to disperse and leave the area without complaince [sic].”
But the students and the coach dispute the police version of events.
“We didn’t do nothing,” student Raliek Redd explained. “We was just trying to go to our scrimmage.”
“We was just waiting for our bus and he started arrested us,” student Wan’Tauhjs Weathers added.
Daequon Carelock, who was also arrested, lamented that anyone could be “just downtown, minding your own business, and next thing you know, anything can happen.”
Coach Scott arrived just as the boys were being handcuffed and was also threatened with arrest.
“He goes on to say, ‘If you don’t disperse, you’re going to get booked as well,’” Scott recalled. “I said, ‘Sir, I’m the adult. I’m their varsity basketball coach. How can you book me? What am I doing wrong? Matter of fact, what are these guys doing wrong?’”
“One of the police officers actually told me, if he had a big enough caravan, he would take all of us downtown,” he noted.
Scott called the incident a “catastrophe” for the boys and witnesses who were traumatized by the arrest.
“These young men were doing nothing wrong, nothing wrong. They did exactly what they were supposed to do and still they get arrested,” Scott remarked. “I’m speaking to the officers with dignity…and still and yet – they see me get treated like nothing.”
Rochester school board member Mary Adams expressed her outrage at the arraignment last week.
“I think the charges should be immediately dropped and I think the district attorney’s office should be stepping in and looking at these kinds of matters,” she said.
“I’m very concerned about a pattern of young people being abused by police authority,” Adams told WHEC. “To me, this seems like a really clear case, part of a pattern.”
A trial for the three students is scheduled for December 11.
fuck the police
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Just wanted to take a moment to say, Robert Downey Jr: FUCK YOU
I’m always surprised at how much he gets away with this shit. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised…
reasons why i’m never going to be able to get behind rdj
Embarrassed to say that I did not know about either of these movies or this blatant racism.
I… You… What?
I can’t say anything for the movie on the right ‘cause I’ve never heard about it or seen anything from it or know anything about it.
But the movie on the left is called TROPIC THUNDER. It’s a comedy. And in it he’s playing a pretentious actor that’s so full of himself that he finds nothing wrong with using black-face. The movie… is about… how idiotic and full of themselves actors are. That’s the… entire point of a movie. This is like taking a still of a movie where he says FUCKING FAGGOT and saying, “Can’t believe he’s such a homophobe.” He… the entire point of him wearing that is to make fun of it. I don’t…
By saying him wearing that is racist and bad is the entire point of him wearing that.
[And apparently the second one is from A GAME OF SHADOWS where his character is dressed up in order to go disguised. I don’t… understand how that’s bad either.]
In neither of these movies was he being racist. One of Sherlock Holmes’ talents is being able to completely change his appearance and fool anyone. In Tropic Thunder he plays a character who is a famous actor and in the movie they point out how ridiculous it is that he’s playing a black man. It was a joke, he even says “I’m the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude” In A Game of Shadows, it was following the actual canon of how Sherlock would disguise himself.
it’s all about context
gj tumblr you’ve done it again
I went to the bathroom in a building on my campus and saw this on the back of the stall door. While I’m deeply upset that a young woman went through such a horrible ordeal, I’m also very touched that so many other girls wanted to help her and offered advice as well as ways to seek help. We are women hear us roar.