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Jeremiah Cornelius's Journal: ONION: Tips For Being An Unarmed Black Teen 14

Journal by Jeremiah Cornelius
  • Shy away from dangerous, heavily policed areas.
  • Avoid swaggering or any other confident behavior that suggests you are not completely subjugated.
  • Be sure not to pick up any object that could be perceived by a police officer as a firearm, such as a cell phone, a food item, or nothing.
  • Explain in clear and logical terms that you do not enjoy being shot, and would prefer that it not happen.
  • Don't let society stereotype you as a petty criminal. Remember that you can be seen as so much more, from an armed robbery suspect, to a rape suspect, to a murder suspect.
  • Try to see it from a police officer's point of view: You may be unarmed, but you're also black.
  • Avoid wearing clothing associated with the gang lifestyle, such as shirts and pants.
  • Revel in the fact that by simply existing, you exert a threatening presence over the nation's police force.
  • Be as polite and straightforward as possible when police officers are kicking the shit out of you.

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ONION: Tips For Being An Unarmed Black Teen

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  • by mcgrew (92797) *

    Three anonymous racists trolls in one JE. Brown probably had a slashdot account, the kid was a nerd. He'd just graduated high school and was enrolled in college to study engineering. He'd never been in any trouble with the police, and those who knew him said he was a peaceful young man with a good sense of humor.

    Now heartless racists, like the Ferguson police chief, are trying to demonize him.

    This hits close to home for me, I have family and friends in the St Louis area and grew up in Cahokia. And yes, ther

    • My musical mentor is from St Louis. He and I can't do much but look at the floor and shake our heads. "Cos we all heard the words before. They aren't less painful for that - and they haven't changed since we were children.

      But it's everywhere. The refined ones - who never say these things, even in their private, inner voice - vote "for a black man", while blocking residential housing units on the other side of town. We know what you're about. You see, when you vote "for a black man" - with a certain fram

  • When they say "stop, I just want to talk" they mean "lay down face down on the ground with your hands behind your back"

    Come to think of it, that's damn good advice no matter what color you are.

What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind. -- Thomas Hewitt Key, 1799-1875

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