The police officer’s flashlight dug into her eyes. He barked at her to get out of the car – apparently she had a warrant out for an unpaid speeding ticket! But as she tried to explain, he twisted her wrist, forced her to the ground, and pushed her face into the pavement!
He made her walk barefoot to the patrol car, where he shoved her into the backseat and slammed the door. Despite her fame and accomplishments, or how much she had given to this country, this police officer was still targeting her. But how?
Jemison filed a lawsuit against the officer and the police department. Unfortunately, like many cases today, he wasn’t even prosecuted. But there’s a lesson here: no amount of accomplishments will ever grant us humanity in the eyes of the white supremacist police system – racism never sleeps!
So, what will you do to fight it?