Video: Seattle Police Jail Elderly Military Veteran for “Walking in Seattle While Black”

Absolutely not surprising whatsoever. In addition to being a person, granting him inherent human rights such as dignity and respect, William Wingate was also a veteran and a retired bus driver.

Also white people and non-black POC, pay attention to this part of the post:

“Instead of doing the usual,” Mason said, “[where you] have a demonstration and you go and storm the precinct… I just took some white women into the precinct with me.”

They were two women, she said, who’d been active in social justice circles, “who know they have privilege and know they can make a difference.”

Posted by on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM

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