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Black Lives Paranoia

The hysteria generated after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has had far greater ramifications than most of us have yet realised, including installing an unwarranted sense of paranoia in blacks as much as unwarranted guilt in whites. That paranoia already existed, and at times it can be warranted, but not in the case of Neomi Bennett who was stopped by the police late at night in April last year.

The  entire encounter in Wandsworth, South London was captured on bodycam. While the police can be thuggish, or just downright awkward, the patrolmen in this case did everything by the book. Anyone out late at night on foot or in a vehicle is fair game to be stopped by the police, especially in the capital. This can be inconvenient or simply annoying, but in this age of terrorism and sundry vehicular-related crime, it is something we all have to tolerate. A woman of Neomi Bennett’s age and obvious intelligence should have realised this. Had she cooperated and especially if she had flashed her NHS ID, she would have been away in a couple of minutes.

Unlike in the United States where vehicular stops can be dangerous for both parties, the for the most part unarmed British police do not shoot first and ask questions as an afterthought.

Check out the video and ask yourself if you were stopped in this fashion, would you complain much less cause a scene? Here is the Guardian’s take on it, pathetic or what? Now compare this incident with the police stop of Sandra Bland, a young woman with an obvious attitude, and as proved by her suicide shortly afterwards, serious emotional problems.

In spite of the recent developments in her case, Nurse Bennett would be ill-advised to sue the police for wrongful arrest or anything else. In that instance she was the author of her own misfortune. Furthermore, if she is so easily susceptible to panic attacks, should she be working as a nurse? Before  you answer that question, imagine she was asked to stick a needle in your arm.

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Faraz Ahmed
June 19, 2020
Beautiful Love
June 19, 2020

This article is bullshit and clearly it is written by a racist shil. The article is one sided and doesn’t make any sense other than to reinforce racist ideas and ideologies. It is very shameful that with all the information available at ones fingertips , that someone will be writing bullshit like this for people who have come yo respect the Duran as a credible source of news and information. Why are you not putting the blame where it belongs and write about the racist past of the USA and Europe? They are the ones who have the world fucked… Read more »

Beautiful Love
Reply to  TheDarkMan
June 20, 2020

Bill gates and those racist cops achieve the same objectives. Bill gates wipe out large populations by using vacines via the world health organization and the klan now wears police uniforms. Go check out the connections between bill gates, margaret sangster, ibm and Hitler and you will see clearly that bill gates is carrying out hitlers agenda under the guise of Microsoft. Prove me wrong!

Tim
Tim
Reply to  TheDarkMan
June 20, 2020

You know perfectly well.

andrew kimber
andrew kimber
June 20, 2020

the copper had absolutely no grounds to give her a hard time. Nothing wrong with her windows,as was admitted later,and as for carrying stolen property,he just invented that. he wanted her arrested for failing to get out of her car! Ludicrous.

Tim
Tim
June 20, 2020

Since the murder of George Floyd, The Duran appears quite happy to trash its reputation by publishing the work of blatantly racist law-and-order scum. I’m unsubscribing.

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