Apparently a certain percentage of people especially black can't seem to comprehend the obvious. I've been told by the "street smart" blacks that I am not down with how the police "really are". I laugh, when I hear these fools try to make 1+1 into 5.
It's not a mistake, timing or whatever that I have never had a problem with the cops as a black man living in Baltimore in my entire life.
First off, I've never had the desire to do things that would draw attention from the cops to begin with. For example, there is a reason why cops engage black men standing on street corners. Loitering is usually against the law anyways, Second, many open air drug transactions in inner cities happen on street corners and where people are gathered. .The statistic I want to see in order to establish a ratio percentage is to take the number of black men who claim they are harassed by cops and then compare it to whether they have a criminal record.
Of course there are times when a truly innocent black male could be in the wrong place at the wrong time and thus arrested for being perceived as taking part in a criminal activity with others, but that's not the norm. The solution for black males to not have to deal with cops is again so obvious, yet sadly a certain percentage of young blacks will never figure it out thus they cycle will continue.
1. STAY OUT TROUBLE!!
2. STOP HANGING AROUND SO CALLED FRIENDS WHO ENGAGE IN CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR!!
3. FINISH SCHOOL AND GET A JOB!
4. DON'T BACK TALK POLICE OFFICERS!
5. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND ACTIONS WHICH PUT YOU IN THAT BAD SITUATION TO BEGIN WITH.