Tamir Rice

A Couple of Questions I’d Like to Get Answered re: Alton Sterling and Philandro Castille Since “We Don’t Have All The Facts”

“What are we supposed to do? How are black people supposed to make it through police encounters? Is there a memo as to how to make it through an encounter with police? And if so can we get that memo?”

About This Guy

On the one hand, this is how I deal with the police. I get pulled over often. I’ve never been shot before. I am polite, respectful and I know how to talk to people. Kind of like this person.

But you don’t see me getting online and acting a damn fool about it. You don’t see me getting online and disparaging a whole movement that has pulled together to make actual social change just because I made it through one traffic stop. You don’t see me forgetting Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley and the many others who have been killed while doing nothing wrong.