News had been full of this story of a black woman who was pulled over by police in the US. She passed away in jail, and it seems everyone (notably the black community) is in uproar.
Fact is though, this would have all be avoided if she had complied with the police officer. If she had nothing to hide, then she neednt be worried.
Same for Michael Brown... if he didn't run at the police officer, he wouldn't be dead.
I find it stupid that people are outraged when these situations come round.
Most Helpful Girl
I agree with you to an extent... however I think it is important to realize that no one is proven guilty simply by arrest. and It is a natural response to resist being captured, restrained and confined, especially if in previous history people similar to you have been beaten, abused and killed even if they did comply with police officer. I think it important to not point the finger based off personal bias or believe everything the extremely consolidated and bias mass media tells you but to at least look at things from the other point of view and use actual factual points to back up one's opinion.1
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She didn't resist arrest.
He stopped her for a traffic stop. Then he asked if she would put out her cigarette. She said she wouldn't, and that's when he ordered her to exit the car.
First of all, it's not his place to ask her to put out her cigarette. It's not against the law and it has nothing to do with a routine traffic violation.
Second, as I said before, he asked her to do it. It was not a command, just a request.
This is grounds for her being ordered out of her car? The job of the police is to serve and protect the public. They are not our keepers or or masters, but a great many of them seem to think that they are. Any action that is not complete subservience is treated as an existential threat, and many of them will respond with force for no other reason than perceived disrespect for them (which of course reinforces that disrespect).
The cop should have let it go. Technically he should never have brought it up in the first place, but he chose to escalate the situation over a stupid cigarette.0