Don’t be Hoodwinked, Bamboozled, or Led Astray by People of Color! Six Safety Tips for Communities and Police Officers

Dear Community Members and Police Officers,

We, law-abiding, proud American citizens would like to take a moment to thank you for all of your hard work. Most of us can’t even imagine how challenging it must be to be called out to a potentially hostile environment and have to immediately determine who’s the victim and who’s the Black guy…I mean criminal…. And to further complicate matters, sometimes it looks like the alleged criminal is doing very normal things (walking, sitting, etc.). Don’t fall for it, it’s a trap! As many White women have shown us, those “normal” things are often a red herring.  But don’t you fret, we’re here to tell you all the warning signs… but from a distance…like, through a 911 call… We don’t want to get caught up in all that messiness.

Our team of diligent researchers has taken on the task of demystifying the, at times, ambiguous nature of law enforcement and compiled a list of 6 “Pro Tips” based on recent true events (i.e. crimes) to help our community and police officers stay alert to the new wave of crime. As the kids say #StayWoke!

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