I’m white and an attorney and I would have handled things the exact same way with the cops. He was polite, not engaged in any criminal conduct, and the cops initiated the confrontation and battery. The guy actually had more restraint than me b/c the second time the cop laid his hands on me, I probably would have rendered him unconscious. There is a common thread that I have seen many times irrespective of race. And that is cops initiating confrontations and then arresting people for responding to it. I don’t necessarily believe that it’s a race thing as much as a cop thing.
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