|The Sharp family was delivering newspapers and some white woman called the law on them. Brandy with her sons Myach and Uriah.|
A 12 year old who was delivering newspapers in suburban Columbus, Ohio was stopped by the law. The boy is the great-great grandson of the first Black Ohio State Patrol trooper.
So here we go!
Brandi Sharp is upset that a neighbor would call the law on her son because he picked up a newspaper off the grass.
"First day of paper route and we are pulled over by the police," Sharp wrote. "Sad I cant even teach my son the value of working without someone whispering and looking at us out the side of their eye perhaps because we DON'T 'look like a person that belongs in their neighborhood.' "
Uriah gets out of the family fan and is tossing newspapers at the doorsteps of residents.
Some woman (assuming it's a white woman) called the law because she believed that Uriah was pacing the neighborhood acting like he was delivering the newspapers.
The cops arrive within a few minutes. They stopped the van and questioned the family. After 15 minutes of time wasted, the cops would soon leave and Uriah continued on his way.
The whole incident got attention. It follows a string of incidents where White people are quickly calling the law on people of color for trivial issues.
This happened in the city of Upper Arlington. This is like an affluent city.
Rep. Steve Shivers (R-OH) and Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) represent metro Columbus. What are they going to do about this?
Welcome to Donald J. Trump's Amerikkka.
A boy of color trying to work and stay off the streets is harassed by the law.
The mother who is associated to family members being in law enforcement now queactions how people could call the law on her for doing a service to her community.