Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Former Alabama trooper to black people: 'Don't run from police'

Via Billy

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A former Alabama state trooper, in an open letter to unarmed black people, on Wednesday gave some advice: Don't run from police.

Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, a Birmingham native and Alabama trooper from 1986 to 1993, wrote an open letter that appeared in Frost Illustrated, a Fort Wayne, Indiana, weekly geared toward African-American residents. "I've said it before, and I'll say it again: In a situation with the police, it's not immediately about who is right or wrong, it's about staying alive," Hudson wrote in the letter. "If the police are making a wrongful arrest, this can be corrected later at a safer time.

"Too many unarmed African-American men are losing their lives to white police officers, and most of the time justice is not being served. But even if justice is served, a valuable life has already been lost."

Hudson, who founded Be Someone, a non-profit that tries to help youth make better life decisions, gave five tips to avoid danger:

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4 comments:

  1. What does he suggest when the thugs kick in your front door and shoot your dog in the process of raiding the wrong house?

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    1. Probably the same thing since after all, " this can be corrected later at a safer time." :)

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  2. Reminds me of that famous line from the artistically triumphant movie "Mars Attacks". Don't run, we are your friends!

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