Discussion in 'News - Breaking News & Political Forum' started by Crackers Phinn, Apr 23, 2018.
It was to bring awareness and cause change so that the men or anyone else would have the opportunity to be treated fairly without regards to race. I would boycott any time is fine with me if it can make the change I am seeing. Now this woman needs the same help for the sake of other black people. What they do with the help is not my main concern although it would be nice if they could get it together. It is ultimately an effort in order for you to go somewhere and not be treated as badly as these people.
I just wanted to make an observation. I read about items like this, but I don’t watch the videos. I see a number of us opt out of watching. Just causes too much trauma. Also, it can affect how one moves and experiences the world. I don’t want to be mad all the time. Any ideas? I’d like to hear a more militant stance. I feel like I’m sheltering my psyche from the stress of seeing black people in real time being abused. My mental health can’t take it.
I’m all for doxing specific police officers and terrorizing their families. But you know... that has to be done strategically so as to not get caught.
It teaches me how to behave when angered and treated unfairly as I don't want to get in any messed. These videos do not make me feel less than. No race of people scare me and make me feel bad. I feel rather comfortable in myself and feel stronger and more in control when another person think I should be treated badly.
I feel like one thing we need to come to terms with is the fact that the government, police officers, CEOs of these companies, etc. - most of them don't care about black people. Asking how could they do this? Why would they do this? Trying to appeal to their sense of decency is not going to work. We have to work outside of the system, because it is unlikely that we will be able to manipulate the system to work for us.
I don't want to be fair to the worker, but some places require you to call 911 FIRST and state it's a non-emergency.
That's an interesting question. I say yes...why?
We are forced to pay a cop's salary via taxes right? They get paid no matter what. But services and retail industries, their salaries come from us. It's all consumer based...no sales, no payroll, cut hours, etc. The Black consumer has more affect on these folks' paycheck in a big way.
This woman will be fired and unemployed because Waffle House cannot afford this type of publicity.
I think we need to protest at the City Halls where these offenses happen. I hate to say I don't know, but do Chiefs of Police get elected? We need to be more active in who gets elected...and we need to cultivate the people we need and want to elect to represent our interests.
We need organization for our cause(s) and support from our community, whether the "cause du jour" affects/effects you personally, or not, as long as it moves us in a positive direction across the board. ie., changing the fact that ex-felons cannot vote. Once your time is done, the punishment should be over.
I think we need to revive the NAACP so as to have a network to get our thoughts, ideas and actions known to the masses.
We need to see to it that PTSD ex-military folk aren't toting guns in our neighborhoods.
We need to change the system we have (daunting task) OR opt out of it somehow.
This is just some of the thoughts I've had over time...and I'm starting to get angry.
Infiltration is hard though; the black cops who stay true to themselves and call out the double standards are shunted into the worst positions with the least influence, or unfairly over-disciplined, or driven off the force altogether. Successful black cops often seem to be the direct descendants of overseers - eager to prove their loyalty to the system by mistreating and betraying fellow black people.
Pushing for residency requirements might help, especially in urban areas. But forcing the police unions/members to pay for all of their own lawsuit settlements instead of taxpayers is probably the only thing that would shake them up enough to change their behaviour. NYC's police department is close to half white and half Latino/black/Asian (compared to an overall population that is 1/3 white and 2/3 Latino/black/Asian) but they're all still wearing "It looked like a gun" glasses whenever they see black people.
I like the idea of a general boycott of ALL restaurants and take-out places (except black-owned) to show that this situation is completely out of hand. Similar to the ideas in the film, "A Day Without a Mexican," we could treat the restaurant industry to "A Week Without Black People's Money."
I don't know if it was said already, but the reason the waitress felt "threatened" was because our sis here tried to get the phone number from corporate because she wanted to complain about the utensils charge (she said she had eaten there the night before and wasn't charged). The waitress was already pissed off because they cancelled their order when she said utensils were going to be extra. The friend walked out, but she decided to ask for corporate's phone number, and she was waiting for it, or so she thought, and that's when the cops come. I read a super long tumblr thread about it this morning, and saw like 4 videos. The cop comes in and he doesn't ask any questions to anyone, he just grabs her, and she's trying to stay on the seat and she says you have no reason to grab me like this or something like that. Those videos are unedited. I cried so much when they exposed her like that, it wasn't enough to threaten to break her arm and choke her, they had to keep pulling her dress down.
I would've gotten shot, cause I wouldn't let any woman be exposed like that in my presence. She needs to sue everyone.
Yes and yes!! Gotta hit them in the pockets or things will never change.
A meeting was held at Saraland City Hall a lot of good that did.
Saraland DP also held a press conference. I have family that live in Mobile and she said it's getting pretty tense.
I would like to follow this story, but I don't live in the US. It doesn't seem to be getting that much traction on CNN.com either. I don't a way to track local news without googling every local TV station.
Can you ladies please continue to post updates here?
Are we waiting for white feminists to flood the media with their outrage of this women's treatment by the police? Or are our transgender "sisters" protesting? Oh no? Nvm ....
Apparently the police were called because she brought an outside alcoholic beverage in. She refused to throw it away so they asked her to leave.
Note: I’m not condoning what the officer did at all. Just sharing new facts.
I don't believe this. at what point did she bring in the alcoholic beverage. Just refuse to serve them food till they remove the alcoholic beverage.
Also the police, didnt and doesn't treat white ppl who have committed heinous crimes like this. Example, Florida school shooter.
I need the same energy that the Starbucks guys received given to these women.
I say bring the conversation straight to them. This is what happens any and everytime black women are attacked. Why not ask/ tweet Rose McGowan her thoughts on this sister's treatment. Where's Oprah and all the progressive females uniting. Bombard their accounts until they acknowledge the situation. Now Im not saying these ppl will join our battle, it will at least expose them for who they are and what they are about.
That’s fine if you don’t believe it. I don’t believe it either lol. And I clearly mentioned that tbe new information doesn’t condone how she was treated. Smh.
I was just sharing an article I read that hAd new facts surrounding the case. That’s all.
Enjoy your day.
What can we do? Well...
Incorporate cities In unincorporated parts of our counties. You then have full control over the local government, how the police is run etc, who the DA is, etc. Open private and charter schools. Run by us for our kids, take over what public schools are in the area by flooding the applicant pool. Open restaurants, stores, clinics, car dealerships, franchises.
I think y’all see where I’m going with this.
We aren’t going to get it but not for the reasons you might think. People just see this as business as usual in Alabama. I admit it’s the first thing I thought. Black voters in AL are going to have to ride up like they did to elect that conservative Democrat in November. We ( the rest of Black America) are going to have to provide financial support like we did during the CRM so they can make progress, but who is leading this battle? A local has to do it, they have to step up.
local politics matter so much in situations like this.
She looks like Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
This is EXACTLY what Disney does, so that they don’t have to follow the rules of the city of Orlando. Disney has its own city, Celebration, FL. They can do whatever they want with their theme parks. But Disney also has deep pockets.
You are strategically thinking like white people with our own city. I like!
They're lying. They wouldn't have taken the order to start with, and I didn't see her holding a drink. She had her phone and a crossbody/wristlet bag she was holding while she was waiting. This poor woman is being dragged all over again.
This is happening in the burbs of Atlanta. See South Fulton, GA
I might get hate for this but I think these hypothetical cities should be run by only Black women. Once Black women get past the racism will still have to deal with deeply entrenched misogyny among Black men so I’m not convinced our circumstances would be too much better if Black men are allowed to take charge. I won’t get into the corruption that is seemingly inherent in most men who rise to power.
Yep. Stonecrest recently did it. I have a few friends there. They're trying to attract more commerce to the area. I think they even put in a bid for the Amazon headquarters.
About her bringing in an alleged alcoholic drink.... where was it in the video? I didn't see it either. I call BS. Probably trying to drag her name through the mud to reduce credibility.