Black Poetry : Red white and blue profiling U know who

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by shaz, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Here in the nations capital (ground zero) for the first time in my natural life I see black people in great numbers buying selling wearing and flying the American flag and I too share in the sense of unity and commitment of purpose. But before I forget why it has taken almost forty natural years to see black people in this country dawn the red white and blue in the home of the brave land of the free I see flashing red white and blue lights in my mirror on my way to pick my doughtier up from school. I try to stop on the side of the street across from my child’s school rather than to cross the street where the only place to stop is in the parking lot of my daughters school where all the other parents are picking up their children, but the officer motions me to cross the street and pull into the lot. As I pretend to be polite and courteous asking the officer what I could have possibly have done to attract his attention since I knew he was behind me and I am not a fool, he claims that I cut a few cars off when I made a left hand turn and that when he ran my tags to a 2000 Toyota four runner they came back as being a ford Taurus. He then returns my license and admonishes me to slow down, maybe I missed something but what does speed have to do with turns and tags. Although this is only the millionth time in my life that I have been pulled over for no reason at all, to be pulled over in front of my child’s school by not one but two police cars as the officers surround the car assuming me to be dangerous leaves a terrible taste in my mind and mouth. I am not psychic but I would bet my bottom dollar that if I had been driving my 93 ford explorer this encounter might not have happened.

    What do I tell my kids about why I was stopped. Maybe I should repeat the lie that was told to me - here in the land of the free.
    Or maybe I should tell the truth
    And set their minds free
    I would love to play
    but
    I will join the band only when the tune includes me
    Don’t mean to *****
    Just wishing
    I was truly free
     
  2. dnommo

    dnommo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    how true this speaks as i too have experience the berries of the police. on a regular i would be stopped for no reason but DWB. Now for those who don't know? Driving While Black and that's the Red white and blue of it all. We are beatened bloody red by white collared cops who enjoy the blue bruises on our black frames...

    just felt like venting with you bro'

    holding it down in the B'more....
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I couldn't have agreed more

    on dis poetic red/white&blue sho
    i also having my share of them
    speaketh the truth
     
  4. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    dnommo
    DWB still a crime
    sad state
    thanks for the read

    $$RICH$$
    thanks for the read
     
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    Shaz ... i've been doing a little work tonight / this morning ...
    signing a few peace's, welcoming a few folks to the family ...
    when i thought of this peace and when i read it i didn't have
    time to respond ... wow ... i was moved then and now ...

    thank you for sharing this with us
     
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