Friday, August 28, 2015

When stealing a car is no big deal but "reckless eyeballing" is.

Image result for white women car chase images   Shout out to one of my regular field Hands, Lilacpr, for bringing my attention to one of the following stories.

Anyway, just to show you how white privilege works I am going to cut and paste a couple of stories for you.


"A woman in Los Angeles, allegedly under the influence of drugs, reportedly stole a car and led police on a wild chase before coming to a stop, jumping out of the vehicle and dancing awkwardly to Future’s latest single.

Initially, when I saw the video, I gave it my “White-people-are-a-trip” chuckle. But the more I watched it, the less funny it became.

After a couple of minutes, I was more resentful than amused.

While Black women need police escorts for laughing too loudly on trains, White women can lead police all over the place before jumping out to do a jig in the middle of the street. I kept thinking what would have happened if her skin had been a little bit darker.

Her White skin gave her the benefit of presumed innocence even though she had stolen a car and was lifting and tugging on her shirt as she exited it. She could have had anything under those layers of t-shirts.

Sandra Bland’s cigarette was a problem.

Sandra Bland was called defiant and arrogant but this White woman taunted the police with dance moves and it was funny. And more importantly, as far as I know, she’s still alive today."

Watch here to see what the writer is talking about.

And then of course there is the flip side to this story. You know....the black side.

"John Felton was driving to his brother’s house in Dayton, Ohio, on a recent night when he noticed a police car tailing him. Not wanting to give the officer any excuse to pull him over, Felton, who is black and was visiting Dayton from Michigan, tried to drive extra carefully. But the effort was insufficient: Soon after making a turn, Felton was forced to stop his car and show the officer his driver’s license.

It turned out Felton had not switched on his turn signal at the exact right moment; as you can see from the video Felton made of the encounter and sent to talk show host David Pakman, the white officer told him he had failed to signal within 100 feet of making his turn.
 
But why, Felton wanted to know, had the officer decided to follow him in the first place? That’s when the stop went from being an ordinary illustration of racial profiling to an extraordinary one.

"You made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you," the officer told Fenton.[sic] The implication was that Fenton [sic] had marked himself as a suspicious character simply by looking at the officer." [Source]

Now I have to tell you as an officer of the court who is somewhat versed in the law, it is not illegal to make eye contact with a police officer.  In fact, quite often if you don't make eye contact you will give the police officer an excuse to say that you are behaving in a suspicious manner.

But we get it. If you want to stay alive in certain parts of the country, it might be a good idea not to "eyeball" those in authority. In case you didn't know "reckless eyeballing" has been a thing since the days of slavery. It's what got Emmett Till --and countless others---- killed back in the day.   

Anyway.....

"Update, Aug. 28, 5:10 p.m.: The city of Dayton put out a statement about the incident, acknowledging that "making direct eye contact with an officer is not a basis for a traffic stop.” The statement implies—but doesn’t say outright—that in pulling Felton over for not signaling within 100 feet of a turn, the officer was complying with a Dayton police initiative called "Safe Communities Through Aggressive Traffic Enforcement,” aimed at reducing traffic-related fatalities. The statement also says that the police department "is in contact with Mr. Felton,” and that he "has agreed to a conversation with the officer, facilitated by the Dayton Mediation Center” that will "allow Mr. Felton and the Officer to discuss the specifics of the incident.”

I would love to be a fly on the wall for that conversation. Although I am sure that it won't be very long. Unless, of course, Mr. Felton doesn't look the officer in the eye.

*Pic from madamenoire.com





 








40 comments:

Limp said...

I just added an informative and entertaining comment to yesterday's Joe Scarborough article. Sorry for being late, but I'm pointing it out now so interested parties can go back and read it. Maybe system maintenance was going on when I tried to submit it before. There wasn't a NAME/URL option. But just in case it was a 404 Comment Too Stupid error, I rewrote the comment.

lilacpr2000 said...

Ahahaha Oh Field! Mr.Felton better be reeeaal careful how he looks or doesn't look at that officer, lest he be God forbid, carried outta the room!

I wouldn't even go! No way! You can talk to my lawyer copper!

Yīshēng said...

Please be safe LilacPR!!!

lilacpr2000 said...

Hey Yisheng! Thanks! We were hoping for a little rain but it didn't touch the part of the island we live in! Although some parts got a little rain and the wind caused some power outages.

We stayed waiting LOL!

But supposedly there's another one on the way :) weeeeeee!

Anonymous said...

Lilac, are you STILL in PR? I thought you would have been long gone by now. Considering PR is bankrupt, with a hurricane on the way you need to get your but outta there!

You want me to pick you up in my barge?

Anonymous said...

Brother Field and Lilac too, as a bm I am disturbed and concerned about your jealousies of White people, esp ww. Let's face it, ww DO have white privilege. WW have 'always' had white privilege going waaay back to the beginning when your ancesters were slaves.

So there is no surprise nor any reason to be upset....unless you are JEALOUS.

Well, are you jealous of Whites? Tell the truth. White Privilege is something you have to accept. It will be with America till the end.

Just accept it. However, you can still have a pretty good life. I mean, STEPHEN in Django had no problem with white privilege and he lived a pretty good life with the master....So can you.

Anonymous said...

Field, the brother was in Ohio, not LA. There's a big difference in the cops in those two states.

I am sure if the brother had been in Los Angeles nothing would have happened because the cops and the black community get along just fine. There are no incidents there.

Now about those sistas on the Napa Valley Train. The CEO apologized and some of you Negroes aren't satisfied.

As a bm, I find that embarrassing. What's with you FN Negroes? It's never enough with you. That's all you do is bitch, bitch bitch.

Furthermore, I am sure those sistas were loud and breaking folks eardrums. I know because I'm Black and I know my peeps are just plain loud.

Besides, who would want to ride that Napa Valley Train anyway?

random said...

Nothing like a everyday example of the racist structure of America to bring out the attempt sarcasm humor troll. Drop some gems where's the A material

Anonymous said...

Shocking how this white person could act like a clown in the process of committing a crime and not get shot. Only a white person could ever do that.

Well, except for all the black people acting like buffoons in the process of committing crimes and not getting shot. The Internet is full of examples of them. And on that TV show known as "Cops." But, you know, other than all that stuff.

And never mind that the overwhelming majority of arrests of black people end with them not getting shot. By all means, lets not acknowledge those facts.

Nope, only bad things ever happen to black people. Only good things ever happen to white people. That is a totally realistic and accurate view of the world. No bias there whatsoever.

field negro said...

"Digital Blackface Alert"!

"Random", I am glad u recognize it. :)

Anon above, of course there is "bias". I learned that from your right wing media pals. (See Drudge and FOX VIEWS)

anotherbozo said...

Thanks, Field. I have an Ishmael Reed book called "Reckless Eyeballing" on my nightstand but didn't know the significance of the title. I'd read his "Flight to Canada" a couple of months ago and was surprised how scathing racial satire holds up, even decades after it's written.

How many here have even heard of Ishmael Reed? He's too damn crazy-brilliant for most of you. But you should at least know who he is.

Bill said...


Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell
A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the same day that one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/28/jamycheal-mitchell-virginia-jail-found-dead

Another city that votes dumbocrat.

I'm seeing a pattern.

Bill said...


field negro said...
FOX VIEWS)


There you go again acting scared of those 2-3 million fox watchers.

Mr. White said...

White 'privilege' derives from the fact that white people are, on average, much less dangerous to police. Blacks are many more times more likely to resist arrest and attack police.

Blacks get more attention from police because back people are, on average, much more likely to commit crimes.

It's not racism if its real. Change your behavior if you want to be treated like everyone else.

Did you see this story from yesterday?:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DEPUTY_SHOT_HOUSTON?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-08-29-06-33-34

Another law enforcement officer killed execution style, this time as he was pumping gas into his patrol car. Most of the networks and news agencies conveniently edited out the "dark complexioned" part of the suspect description, but yes, the killer was black.

Fanning the flames of selective outrage does not help your people, Field. It only makes them emotional cripples and encourages the weakest to do horrible things. Deputy Thomas Gilliland, Alison Parker and Adam Ward are all dead because of racism chasers like you.

lilacpr2000 said...

Mr. White said...

...Fanning the flames of selective outrage does not help your people, Field. It only makes them emotional cripples and encourages the weakest to do horrible things. Deputy Thomas Gilliland, Alison Parker and Adam Ward are all dead because of racism chasers like you.

11:15 AM
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And the countless and continuous brown and black people being killed are dead because of racism chasers fanning the flames of the selective outrage of warmongering racists such as yourself Mr. White and law enforcers that seem to have the idea that resisting arrest justifies a death sentence!

What were they given tasers for??? To use as vibrators on their wives???

Mr. White said...

And the countless and continuous brown and black people being killed are dead because of racism chasers fanning the flames of the selective outrage of warmongering racists such as yourself Mr. White and law enforcers that seem to have the idea that resisting arrest justifies a death sentence!
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No, "countless and continuous brown and black people" are being killed primarily by other brown and black people.

And they aren't countless, as the FBI (among others) actually counts them:

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_6_murder_race_and_sex_of_vicitm_by_race_and_sex_of_offender_2013.xls

There are about 100 blacks killed by law enforcement each year (vs about 180 whites killed by law enforcement each year). Most of these killings are justified (i.e. the assailant was armed and/or actively attacking the police). Some were mistakes by law enforcement, and some may have been influenced by some bias of the officer. These cases are important to rectify, but their statistical irrelevance is testament to the fundamental fairness of the American justice system.

In contrast, there are about 6,000 black on black murders every year. The police are out there on the front lines trying to stem this awful carnage. Instead of supporting this effort, the black community lionizes the criminals and demonizes the police. And the beat goes on.

If you based your beliefs on facts instead of lies, the world would seem much less scary, and things might actually start to improve.

lilacpr2000 said...

Mr. White said...

If you based your beliefs on facts instead of lies, the world would seem much less scary, and things might actually start to improve.

1:14 PM
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Mr. White, like much of every other "fact" that comes out and/or gets published or touted by the media, I DON'T believe them!

I believe what I see and experience.

And perhaps if YOU based your beliefs on experience and life instead of facts/lies, the world would seem much less scary, and things might actually start to improve.

So take your precious "facts" and go put them back where you found them, or you can...well you know ;)

Bill said...


When the DNC was caught using pictures of Polish Military veterans instead of American veterans they...

“We thank Military Times for bringing this to our attention and have now fixed the photograph on our website,” DNC spokesman Eric Walker said in a statement.
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/08/27/dnc-vets-website/71274050/

How out of touch with the military are the dumbocrats.

It's not the first time the DNC has been caught disrespecting the troops.

DNC Apologizes for Showing Russian Warships in Tribute to US Veterans
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/dnc-apologizes-for-showing-russian-warships-in-tribute-to-us-veterans/

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anotherbozo said...
How many here have even heard of Ishmael Reed? He's too damn crazy-brilliant for most of you.
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Personally, I perfer to "stay in my own lane" and "busy" myself by reading "brilliant" things like this:

Breast Cancer Mortality After a Diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26291673

Performance of digital screening mammography in a population-based cohort of black and white women.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26184718

EVERY person of color on this website has their own areas of brilliance. And no one area is more "brilliant" than any other.

Just sayin'!

lilacpr2000 said...

Yīshēng said...

Breast Cancer Mortality After a Diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26291673

Performance of digital screening mammography in a population-based cohort of black and white women.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26184718

EVERY person of color on this website has their own areas of brilliance. And no one area is more "brilliant" than any other.

Just sayin'!

1:46 PM
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Preach!!! xD

Toto said...

Yīshēng said...
"EVERY person of color on this website has their own areas of brilliance. And no one area is more "brilliant" than any other."
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What area of brilliance do you own?

Merely reading a brilliant paper does not make one brilliant, even when a 'person of color' like yourself tries to read papers written by white and Asian authors, like the ones you cited.

Perhaps if you were less concerned with being a person of color and more concerned being a person of integrity, you would stop desperately trying to assert your intellectual superiority and accept that brilliance is not something that can be conferred by a credential. The scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz figured this out, why can't you?

anotherbozo said...

Yisheng and lilac, brilliant satire and mammography studies are not necessarily exclusive of one another.

Just sayin'!

lilacpr2000 said...


Toto said...

...and accept that brilliance is not something that can be conferred by a credential.

2:06 PM
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Ahahaha! Oh so can we take that to mean that you, might consider yourself brilliant even though you have NO credentials that have been conferred to you?

Ahahaha! I love it when people give themselves away with their very words! Ahahaha!

Yes I guess we can x*D

Yīshēng said...

lilacpr2000 said...
Ahahaha! I love it when people give themselves away with their very words! Ahahaha!
>>>>>>

I didn't know Canines had developed the ability to type, LOL!!!!

lilacpr2000 said...

ahahaha!well it looks like they may be trained canines!

Bill said...


lilacpr2000 said...
Ahahaha! I love it when people give themselves away with their very words!


Statement analysis.

My wife is studying it. She is having too much fun with josh dugger and his words.

lilacpr2000 said...

Oh Bill! Well I didn't know it had a name! But I like it! and it's fun!

Josh Duggar!!! Lawdy Lawdy Lawdy! Or perhaps I shouldn't mention the Lord in the same sentence as him hahaha! What a piece of work that guy is! OMG!

lilacpr2000 said...

I just wish they would release that Ashley Mad list! All of it!

It's like Christmas and my birthday wrapped up into one!

Love to see those pious names doing the dirty while preaching morality and shaming other people in CHURCH of all places!

Case in point: Hypocritical Haggard! OMG! and doing drugs! Lawd have some mercy !

I swear it tickles my insides and gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling!

Better than sex...almost

Anonymous said...

"Nope, only bad things ever happen to black people. Only good things ever happen to white people. That is a totally realistic and accurate view of the world. No bias there whatsoever."

4:11 AM
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Glad you can accept the truth. Whites can't face facts and therefore blame Blacks for not facing facts. Blacks know facts from 'direct' experience. Whites don't know the facts because they lack the experience of outrageous injustices.

From slavery to 2015, things have been 'bad' and it's because of the lack of capacity of Whites to face the truth. Therefore, let us face this fact: Blacks know the facts from experience of being enslaved, degraded, cheated, robbed, raped, lynched, lied to, set up for injustices, killed and murdered by white law enforcement...

I know you can secretly add to the list but you won't because you are White. You see, for centuries you have been caught in the vice and grip of evil. You must deny it because you would be crushed under the weight of truth and good conscience.

It's best that you pretend to be innocent for your own preservation and justify your wrongs by blaming the vulnerable for their dilemma. That's being devoted to EVIL, which has ALWAYS stood against the truth with WHITE LIES.

Bill said...


lilacpr2000 said...
I just wish they would release that Ashley Mad list! All of it!


Too many names of the rich and powerful for that to happen.

Only certain people will be outed, like right-wingnut religious wackos.

And when someone left of center does get caught they will blame the vast right-wing conspiracy.

They will insist that some political enemy entered their name onto the site. And lucky for them, the media won;t ask the logical follow-up question, "how did your enemy verify your membership via the email link that was automatically sent to your email address?"

lilacpr2000 said...

Anonymous said...

Whites can't face facts and therefore blame Blacks for not facing facts. Blacks know facts from 'direct' experience. Whites don't know the facts because they lack the experience of outrageous injustices.

Therefore, let us face this fact: Blacks know the facts from experience of being enslaved, degraded, cheated, robbed, raped, lynched, lied to, set up for injustices, killed and murdered by white law enforcement...

5:29 PM
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Now see, THOSE are facts that I can relate to.

lilacpr2000 said...

Bill said...

"Too many names of the rich and powerful for that to happen.

Only certain people will be outed, like right-wingnut religious wackos."
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Awww man!!! But I don't care, I'll take it x*D
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"They will insist that some political enemy entered their name onto the site. And lucky for them, the media won;t ask the logical follow-up question, "how did your enemy verify your membership via the email link that was automatically sent to your email address?"

5:51 PM
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Ahahaha! I get it!!! They'll say they were hacked right??? Or something or other was deleted without their knowledge. Or something with emails went wrong!

Oy Bill you don't miss a chance do you x)

Anonymous said...

Really so every black that is acting the fool gets shit by cops? If that were close to reality there would be a hundred thousand blacks shot a day.

Give me a break with your pity party.

Anonymous said...

Nah there are millions of whites that have experienced the animal and feral nature of many blacks.

Actually most of those have been tortured ,raped and murdered so it's actually their families that know.

Almost all interracial crimes are committed by blacks on whites. That is a fact no matter how badly you try to deflect.

Anonymous said...

Whites have plenty of real world experience with blacks. Why do you think that most whites don't want blacks anywhere near their neighborhoods.

If a black is in a majority white neighborhood there are only a couple of reasons he is there.

1) Home invasion.
2) Burglary
3) Rape
4) Murder.

Trust me whites have plenty of real world experience with the Negro.

Limpbaugh said...

I'm white, but I had some similar experience from having long hair in the 70's. A cop followed me for 30 miles and gave me a made up ticket when I got where I was going. Another one stopped me in in a bank parking lot because I didn't let him go out first. He had no light or siren on and I was leaving before he was. But these days, cops might kill you if you are black. It does cross my mind if I get stopped, but white privilege protects me. The last time I was stopped, I got out of my car and looked for my proof of insurance in the trunk, while the cops were sitting in their car behind me. One of the cops had been standing by the car when I looked in the glove compartment. As a white person I could worry about finding my proof of insurance more than getting shot for a sudden move. Maybe I would do the same thing if I were black, and maybe I would be shot for it.

lilacpr2000 said...

@ 5:17pm, in the words of we all know who: you betcha :)

field negro said...

Anon@3:38, trust me your trailer is safe. Besides, If someone invades it you can just pack up and pull it to another trailer park.