Boston Gang Unit Cop Asks Man In Dorchester Who Is Giving Him The Middle Finger What His Name Is, SJWs Hold Rally To Protest Racial Profiling
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Social justice warriors are all up in arms over this video from Dorchester, showing a gang unit police officer questioning a man named Keith Antonio, who decided to walk by them and give them the middle finger. Apparently this is what racism looks like in 2018:
Boston Globe: In the recording, the officer asked the man’s name, grilled him about where he lived, and quizzed him about why he wasn’t at work on a weekday afternoon. The man was not accused of committing a crime. The man, recording the incident on his smartphone, asked why the officer wanted such details. At one point, he calls the officer a pig, and in another moment he got close to the officer’s face.
“Why are you bothering me?’’ the man asked the officer.
The video of the confrontation, lasting a little more than two minutes, ended peacefully, but it exploded on social media during the weekend with people hurling accusations at both the police and the man who filmed the encounter. It also drew Boston police into another race-related controversy.
Boston Police Department Commissioner William B. Evans met with leaders in the city’s black community Monday to discuss the video and assured them “the matter is being discussed and the officer is being counseled,” authorities said.
Civil rights advocates and local activists said the incident reflects what they have long complained about — that young black men are routinely stopped and interrogated, contributing to a fractured relationship between police and the black community. But the Police Department said the officers in the video were simply doing their job.
First of all, the police are in this neighborhood to PROTECT the black community. Fields Corner is a crime ridden part of town. Lots of people get shot. This website chronicles shooting victims in Boston and posts their pictures in order to humanize people who would otherwise just be a statistic. Tell me if you notice a theme:
Oh look, they’re mostly black. In other words, the cops have a presence in this neighborhood in order to do something about the epidemic of black men being shot and killed there. The most dangerous thing that can happen in communities like Dorchester is LESS police. The data doesn’t lie – when cops police less aggressively, the murder rate goes up. That’s just science. If they police like this less black people will die. The drawback is that Keith Antonio feels profiled. Which do you think is more important?
So how are members of the gang unit supposed to prevent people from murdering black people if they’re not proactive with their policing? Keith Antonio was not asked to provide ID. He wasn’t stop and frisked. They just asked if his name was Kevin, he got butthurt, and he escalated it from there.
Top officials at City Hall and in Boston Police Department, have “always disputed, dismissed, diminished our community’s evidence, experience, testimonies that say that this type of interaction exist,” said Jamarhl Crawford, a Roxbury activist who organized a press conference Monday to address what he said was, at best, an improper police stop.
The verbal exchange occurred around noon Thursday on Charles Street in Dorchester’s Fields Corner between Officer Zachary Crossen, a member of the department’s Youth Violence Strike Force, and Keith Antonio, a 25-year-old cook, according to activists, Antonio, and police.
Jamarhl Crawford is an “activist.” In other words, he’s unemployed and tries to capitalize any way he can on the racism-industrial complex.
He posts lovely things like this on the Facebook machine:
He thinks that community policing initiatives are “not genuine”:
Which is hilarious, because the black lives matter movement demanded more community policing, rather than focusing on arresting people. But as we’ve seen with High 5 Friday, they end up hating community policing because it does the thing they hate most – it builds trust with the police. And people like Jamarhl make a living by feeding into the narrative that the police are inherently racist.
For instance, he blames the police for stopping the Dorchester douche dumplings joy ride through Boston, which nearly got a bunch of innocent people killed:
Oh yea, it’s the state trooper’s fault that a 28 year old man was shot in the foot while driving an ATV directly at them. None of this was his fault whatsoever. Apparently we should just wait for innocent people to die before police do their jobs. Definitely.
Just to review Jamarhl’s outlook on life, he believes it’s worth protesting and holding press conferences outside of police headquarters because of a harmless, two minute interaction, which the cameraman intentionally provoked. That’s worth doing something about. But all these black people being killed in Boston on an annual basis – what’s he doing for them? Because the biggest threat to black people in Boston isn’t the police, it’s people who live in their neighborhood. Those are the people the cops are looking to take off the streets.
McCarthy said police know the man as Keith Howard.
McCarthy said the officers were in the area keeping watch on a house “known for gun activity.” Antonio was “known to police” in Boston, Brockton, Brookline, and Dedham, according to McCarthy. Antonio had previous minor charges in Norfolk and Suffolk counties, law enforcement officials said. Antonio gave Crossen the middle finger during the entire encounter, McCarthy said.
Antonio told reporters at Monday’s press conference that he had exited an Uber and was on his way to a barbershop when he saw two officers in their car staring at him. Because of previous encounters, he said he made a mental note to record the officers if they confronted him.
Oh good, he was already “known” to police in Boston, Brockton, Brookline, and Dedham. That’s normal. Lots of law abiding people are “known” to the police. And instead of letting the police do their job, he went out of his way to prove that he could be “racially profiled” if he acted aggressively towards them while filming. This is what a “victim” looks like in 2018:
Poor thing. I’m sure he’s emotionally damaged at this point because a cop filmed him while he was filming the cop.
Keith has been loving his 15 minutes of victimhood:
And just like Jamarhl, he’s pro-Dorchester douche dumplings.
But hey, any attention is good attention when you’re promoting your label – Bos Boy Productions:
But if that’s the worst thing that happens to you, you got it pretty easy.