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Breaking News – Tips for an Unarmed Black Teen

Via: The Onion: America’s Finest News Source

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  • Shy away from dangerous, heavily policed areas.
  • Avoid swaggering or any other confident behavior that suggests you are not completely subjugated.
  • Be sure not to pick up any object that could be perceived by a police officer as a firearm, such as a cell phone, a food item, or nothing.
  • Explain in clear and logical terms that you do not enjoy being shot, and would prefer that it not happen.
  • Don’t let society stereotype you as a petty criminal. Remember that you can be seen as so much more, from an armed robbery suspect, to a rape suspect, to a murder suspect.
  • Try to see it from a police officer’s point of view: You may be unarmed, but you’re also black.
  • Avoid wearing clothing associated with the gang lifestyle, such as shirts and pants.
  • Revel in the fact that by simply existing, you exert a threatening presence over the nation’s police force.
  • IMPORTANT:Be as polite and straightforward as possible when police officers are kicking the shit out of you.

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August 18, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I taught black and Latino students in South Central Los Angeles and Compton. The above advice is too true.

    Comment by Barbara Nagy | August 20, 2014 | Reply


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