In the wake of the Ferguson debacle in which an armed police officer was idiotically attacked by a much more powerful man who had just robbed a store and assaulted a clerk, I give you Chris Rock’s video on how to behave when confronted by a cop. This is a simple lesson for those in Ferguson, or anyone else, that is considering being stupid when confronted by a cop. This video has the ability to work for all races including white, Latino, Asian and any other person who’s considering being an idiot when stopped by an officer. These men and women have some very difficult jobs. Maybe, just maybe, you can make it easier on them and yourself by not being completely stupid.
Now, are there bad cops? Of course. Are there terrible things that happen? Yes. Is there racism? Unfortunately yes. But I’m not sure that only white people have a lock on the racism thing. I’m very sure all races have the ability to discriminate or hate someone based on the color of their skin, ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender. Take a look at these doozies and tell me what you think would happen to a white conservative had that said something similar:
Mary Francis Berry: “Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them.” (I remember reading the civil rights legislation where it said “only blacks”).
Charles Barron: “I want to go up to the closest white person and say: ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health.” (Nothing says serenity now like punching a white male).
Floyd Mayweather on Filipino Manny Pacqioa: “…cook him up with some barbecued dog…cook that yellow chump. I’ll make that mother fucker make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice.” (Not sure he understands Sushi is more of a Japanese thing, but he has been punched a lot so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt).
Al Sharpton, never to be outdone, manages to slur two groups in one quote: “White folks was in caves while we was building empires…We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homes ever got around to it.” (Grammar problems aside, I think you meant Astronomy Al…unless you’re still consulting Madam Chloe).
I could bore you with more racist Obama, Holder, Susan Rice, and Obamacrat quotes, but I think you get the picture. Ok, I digress.
Back to the video…I just wish Michael Brown and his idiot friend would have watched this video prior to robbing a store, assaulting a clerk and attacking an officer. Cue Chris Rock and his wisdom, er, common sense: