What happened when the Black man crossed the road? Yup, police harassment and a ticket related to made up laws! At least that’s allegedly what happened in Jacksonville, Florida according to the Miami Herald and a video posted on Blacktivist. 21-year-old Devonte Shipman posted the video originally on June 20 and it is said to […]
COP FINED BLACK MAN FOR CROSSING IN THE CROSSWALK THE WRONG WAYFor your information, crosswalks used to help pedestrians cross the road, but now cops use them to extort, kidnap, fine or cage anyone who may dare to question an officer’s authority. For instance, recently, after crossing the crosswalk on Rogero Road, 21-year-old Devonte Shipman was approached by Florida deputies. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Deputy J. Bolen told the young man that he committed three crimes. Firstly, police claimed, he crossed the road without using the crosswalk. Secondly, the young man crossed the road while the signal displayed a “red hand.” Finally, he didn’t have his ID on him while being questioned. Thus, he must pay a $65 fine. When Shipman asked officers for a warning of a citation, Bolen detained him and threatened with arrest. There are so many serious crimes occurring in Florida, but the officer decided to fine this black man for the petty crime of jaywalking and threatened him with arrest. It seems the police departments don’t understand that ticketing mostly black people only leads to an almost irreparable distrust between black community and police. Instead of profiling black people, police should concentrate on racists who continue to maintain and perpetuate racism.
Posted by Blacktivist on Monday, June 26, 2017