#99. Cooperating with Police

Stuff Black People Don’t Like, July 21, 2009

Black people don’t like to be told what to do. This is a fact and an irrefutable one. They were told to sit in the back of the bus, and refused. They were told to not eat at the same restaurants as others, and they refused.

They were told not violate the anti-miscegenation laws of states and they refused. They have been told not to violate the laws of the United States of America, and yet, they refuse steadfastly.

More so, Black people have been told to cooperate with the police, the only protection that law abiding citizens have from the miscreants of society, and yet Black people retain that stubborn streak and refuse to comply with police demands.

Rodney King, the man who started one of the biggest riots in the past thirty years, could have avoided his fate–and absolved Los Angeles from over $1 billion worth of damage–but he failed to cooperate with police:

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Had Rodney King just acknowledged the police officers with a simple ‘yes sir’, instead of being obstinate, he wouldn’t have been beaten, sent to jail and then directly caused a massive riot that left many devoid of their lives.

Another recent example of a Black person failing to cooperate with the police is Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, a Black man who is perpetually incapable of dealing with any situation without finding the acrid scent of racism attached to it. He is a vital part of the Black community in America and respected for his strong stances in defense of his people, and yet, in a recent incident with police, he showed himself to be yet another SBPDL example of not cooperating with police.

Gates was trying to enter his home, and to his neighbors it appeared a Black person was breaking into his home. They called the police. What follows is a great example of why you should cooperate with the police and also why you should not berate them, regardless of your skin color or your stance in the professional race racketeering industry:

As soon as Officer Crowley arrived and got to the front door, he encountered, standing inside the door, none other than Gates, who instantly began yelling at him in an extremely loud voice that he was a “racist police officer.” Instead of defusing the situation by cooperating with the officer, who was, after all, only doing his job, instead of simply explaining politely that he lived in the house and that his house had not been broken into (though it’s still not clear who the two young men were), Gates continued his “tumultuous,” threatening (“you don’t know who I am, you’ll be sorry for messing with me”), and extremely insulting behavior for a long time, first inside the house, where his voice was so loud that the officer could not conduct a conversation over his police radio, then outside the house, alarming passersby, until, after warning Gates twice that he was behaving disorderly, Crowley arrested him. And during the whole time Gates kept bellowing that Crowley was a “racist police officer.”

Also, from early on in the incident, Officer Crowley repeatedly began to leave Gates’ house, but Gates stopped him, insisting that Crowley first tell him his name. But each time Crowley gave his name, Gates kept shouting so loudly that he couldn’t hear the officer’s answer. And when Crowley would again start to leave the house, Gates would again demand his name.

Gates was of course arrested, sparking national coverage of the victim hood of Mr. Gates at the hands of the racist police. In a world run by evil white supremacists–as so many Black people believe America is run by–Mr. Gates would have had a black bag put over head and shot for his insolence. Instead, the truth of Gates’ uncooperative attitude with the police has been silenced and the supposed racial angle of the profiling of a Black man–even more so one who is a ‘respected’ Black scholar–has been the focal point of the story.

Black people do not yet understand that in Post-Obama America, they run the show and call the shots and have a complicit media prepared to cover up any negative portrayal of Black people. The media will showcase only positive images of Black people, even when a prominent Black person does not cooperate with the police. White racism will always be the culcript, not a Black person failing to cooperate with the police and yelling at him and calling him a racist for daring to arrest a great Black scholar.

They can in turn make the story one of racial profiling, instead of yet another example of Stuff Black People Don’t Like; cooperating with the police. Even in Pre-Obama America, as evidenced by the Rodney King affair, the truth of any crime and not cooperating with the police was made to look like another example of white racism, not Black people failing to cooperate with the police.

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