The LAPD Instigated a Riot, Falsely Arrested Me and Now I’m a #BLM Activist (Guest Blog)

The LAPD Instigated a Riot, Falsely Arrested Me and Now I’m a #BLM Activist (Guest Blog)

Yahoo - Malaysia·2020-06-03 08:06

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I am white. I am 63 years old. I have lived in Hancock Park for 30 years. I have been blessed with good jobs in the entertainment industry. I coached Little League baseball and ref’d AYSO soccer. On Saturday afternoon, at 2:40 p.m., not far from my house, I was beaten and handcuffed, held for seven hours without charges and treated with the same contempt, indifference and cruelty so many less fortunate Angelenos experience. I saw young women my daughters’ age hit with clubs, well-dressed men shot with rubber bullets at point-blank range, people pushed back with cross checks against their chests. When I set out with my family to support anti-racism and reform in police departments, I was a police supporter, but the LAPD and Sheriff’s Department have lost my support.

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