Here we go again; another neighbor induced police harassing of a person of color. I will continuously blog these injustices, stereotyping, and many times just malicious acts by folks who continue to see the mere presence of the body of some with a darker hue as potentially criminal. The Trump Effect is still healthy and well.
This black business owner yet another consequence of the Trump Effect
This is what it's like for a black business owner in a gentrifying SF neighborhood: Racist graffiti and calls to the police for unlocking your own store. pic.twitter.com/F9lVsIaKM7
— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 20, 2018
The Trump effect is going strong as a black business owner is harassed by police for 'breaking' into his place of business.
The Huffington Post reported the following.
A black man in San Francisco said he was questioned by police last week after a neighbor accused him of “breaking into” his own high-end lemonade stand. Viktor Stevenson had been testing out his security system Thursday at Gourmonade, which he had opened five days earlier, when four police officers approached him, he told NBC Bay Area.
“I say, ‘Oh, did the security system go off? If it did, my apologies. I am on the phone with the company now,’” Stevenson told the news outlet. That’s when the police told him a neighbor had reported him for “breaking into” the stand, he said. The cops asked to see his hands, which were in his pockets, and told him to prove it was his store, Stevenson said. When he showed them his store key, they asked to see his ID as well, according to Stevenson.
“Being black at my business minding my business and someone called the police and said I was breaking in,” Stevenson wrote in a Facebook post Thursday. “People die because of this kinda misuse of police resources and racial profiling everyday.”
Viktor Stevenson's reaction to his businessman while black incident
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Viktor Stevenson's last statement is very important. Observed reality makes it clear that police officers have a proclivity for killing people of color more so than the mass population. This behavior by a sect of our population put the lives of people of color in danger for their mere existence.