As of late, there have been quite a few stories in the news about White people calling the police on Black people for no reason. This news trend was kicked off by the two young men who were arrested while waiting in a Philadelphia Starbucks. In recent weeks, we’ve seen stories about police being called on young Black men for shopping in Nordstrom’s, a young Black man moving into his apartment and, most recently, the granddaughter of Bob Marley, who was staying in an Airbnb.
In this video, a White woman harasses Black folks who gathered at Lake Merritt in Oakland for a BBQ and calls the police on them. The woman tries to say that cooking out in the park is illegal, though the Black people she’s accusing of breaking the law say that they are permitted in a designated BBQ area.
The video is long (over 20 minutes), but it shows the lengths that some White people will go to to get Black people arrested for merely existing. So frustrating.