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In addition to good cops speaking out about the abusive cops, I’m asking all White people – if you see a cop interacting with anyone, especially a Black or Latino person – PLEASE get your body over there and calm down any abusive situation you see.
A cop is more reluctant to hit, choke, or shoot a White person, so if the situation calls for it PUT YOUR BODY BETWEEN THE OFFICER AND THE BLACK, OR LATINO PERSON.
If you know history, and you watch the news, you know that unarmed Black and Latino men are being murdered by our police force.