People consistently called the police for frivolous reasons this year.
Often, the calls were racially motivated and there were several examples of white people calling the cops on black people for no clear reason.
These events have gone viral lately now that virtually everyone has a camera on their phone.
One of America’s most consistent pastimes seems to be calling the police on each other no good reason whatsoever. This year was no exception.
In almost every case, the unwarranted police calls appeared to be racially motivated. This year there were an enormous number of incidents where white people call the police on black people while doing everyday things, like sitting in a Starbucks, barbecuing in a public park, or trying to enter their apartment building.
These police calls were all the more noteworthy given the charged history of exchanges between law enforcement and the black community. In March, for example, Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22-year-old black man in California, was shot six times in the back by local police. The deaths of Phliando Castile, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown became critical touchpoints for the Black Lives Matter activist movement
In many cases, there have been conflicting accounts about these kinds of incidents. But the rise of smartphones with cameras and social media means that a lot of these incidents are now captured on video — and those videos often go viral.
Here are the 13 dumbest reasons people have called the police in 2018.
A professor asked police to escort a student out for putting her feet on a chair.
In November, University of Texas at San Antonio anatomy professor Anita Moss, who is white, called the police when one of her students, who is black, put her feet up on the chair in front of her.
Police complied and took the student out, according to video footage of the incident taken by another student. UTSA later suspended Moss and is investigating the incident.
A Dunkin’ Donuts worker called police on a family speaking Somali.
At a Dunkin’ Donuts in Portland, Maine, in October, a worker told Hamdia Ahmed and her family to “stop yelling” when they spoke Somali to each other.
“We were speaking in our native language before we even spoke through the microphone to place our order. Out of nowhere, the shift manager screamed at us and …read more
Source:: Business Insider