Police Treatment of Black Versus White Male Suspects

Library Visit,  Then Held at Gunpoint – Charles M. Blow, JAN. 26, 2015.

Charles Blow: At Yale, the Police Detained My Son 

The Op-Ed below was written by Charles M. Blow, columnist for the NY Times.   It is a report of what happened to his son,  Tahj Blow, a 3rd year student at Yale University, on Sat. Jan. 24, 2015.  At the end of the piece, we post our own thoughts about this event.

“Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college — he’s a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint!

This is how my son remembers it: 

He left for the library around 5:45 p.m. to check the status of a book he had requested. The book hadn’t arrived yet, but since he was there he put in a request for some multimedia equipment for a project he was working on.

Then he left to walk back to his dorm room. He says he saw an officer “jogging” toward the entrance of another building across the grounds from the building he’d just left.

Then this:

“I did not pay him any mind, and continued to walk back towards my room. I looked behind me, and noticed that the police officer was following me. He spoke into his shoulder-mounted radio and said, ‘I got him.’

“I faced forward again, presuming that the officer was not talking to me. I then heard him say, ‘Hey, turn around!’ — which I did.

“The officer raised his gun at me, and told me to get on the ground.

“At this point, I stopped looking directly at the officer, and looked down towards the pavement. I dropped to my knees first, with my hands raised, then laid down on my stomach(Underline placed by OneWorld; this is how many young black men are taught –by their parents– to respond)

“The officer asked me what my name was. I gave him my name.  “The officer asked me what school I went to. I told him Yale University. “At this point, the officer told me to get up.”

The officer gave his name, then asked my son to “give him a call the next day.”  My son continued:

“I got up slowly, and continued to walk back to my room. I was scared. My legs were shaking slightly. After a few more paces, the officer said, ‘Hey, my man. Can you step off to the side?’ I did.”

The officer asked him to turn around so he could see the back of his jacket. He asked his name again, then, finally, asked to see my son’s ID. My son produced his school ID from his wallet. (Why wasn’t the ID the first request made by the officer?)

The officer asked more questions, and my son answered. All the while the officer was relaying this information to someone over his radio.

My son heard someone on the radio say back to the officer “something to the effect of: ‘Keep him there until we get this sorted out.’ ” The officer told my son that an incident report would be filed, and then he walked away.

A female officer approached. My son recalled, “I told her that an officer had just stopped me and pointed his gun at me, and that I wanted to know what this was all about.” She explained students had called about a burglary suspect who fit my son’s description.

That suspect was apparently later arrested in the area.

When I spoke to my son, he was shaken up. I, however, was fuming.

Now, don’t get me wrong: If indeed my son matched the description of a suspect, I would have had no problem with him being questioned appropriately. School is his community, his home away from home, and he would have appreciated reasonable efforts to keep it safe.  The stop is not the problem; the method of the stop is the problem.

Why was a gun drawn first? Why was he not immediately told why he was being detained? Why not ask for ID first?

What if my son had panicked under the stress, having never had a gun pointed at him before, and made what the officer considered a “suspicious” movement? Had I come close to losing him? Triggers cannot be unpulled. Bullets cannot be called back.

My son was unarmed, possessed no plunder, obeyed all instructions, answered all questions, did not attempt to flee or resist in any way.

This is the scenario I have always dreaded: my son at the wrong end of a gun barrel, face down on the concrete. I had always dreaded the moment that we would share stories about encounters with the police in which our lives hung in the balance, intergenerational stories of joining the inglorious “club.”

When that moment came, I was exceedingly happy I had talked to him about how to conduct himself if a situation like this ever occurred. Yet I was brewing with sadness and anger that he had to use that advice.

I am reminded of what I have always known, but what some would choose to deny: that there is no way to work your way out — earn your way out — of this sort of crisis. In these moments, what you’ve done matters less than how you look.

There is no amount of respectability that can bend a gun’s barrel. All of our boys are bound together.

The dean of Yale College and the campus police chief have apologized and promised an internal investigation, and I appreciate that. But the scars cannot be unmade. My son will always carry the memory of the day he left his college library and an officer trained a gun on him.” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/opinion/charles-blow-at-yale-the-police-detained-my-son.html?

All the blue highlighted comments in this post were added by N’Zinga Shäni, author of this blog, to ensure the salients points are not missed. 

The problem in this incident (as reported) is the manner in which black people are often approached when they are being questioned.   When it comes to accosting black people, the assumptions made by the police (almost universally) seem to be — you are guilty until you can prove your innocence.   The foregone conclusion  seems to be – blacks are inherently thugs and  criminals.  This is an integrated perception; it is not always conscious; it is how many Americans (black, whites, Asians, everyone) are acculturated; it seems to be in the DNA of how many police officers think; it is how they are trained and conditioned to think.  Incredibly, it does not always matter whether the officer is black or white. In fact, when white officers are present, some black officers might want to demonstrate that the brotherhood in blue is more important to them than skin color.

I am not saying skin color should be more important; far from it. I am saying there  seems to be a need on the part of many black officers to prove their loyalty to their white partners in blue.   Given the society in which we live, and the role that race plays, it might even be understandable. They go along to get along; although some black officers in uniform do believe in the prejudicial idea that good, decent black people are the exception.  We, the brothers in blue, are the good ones. Carter G. Woodson wrote about the Mis-Education. This attitude, and the concurrent abusive behaviors by many law enforcement officers are what many black people resent.  It is also what many parents and young black people fear — the fact that there is no place (including an Ivy League university campus)  where young black men can find safety from negative perceptions.

  • 1)  How often are young white men –who are driving expensive cars — stopped and asked to show their license and registration? 

  • 2)  How often are they stopped for no apparent reason and asked if the car they are driving belongs to them? 

  • 3) How often are they pulled over at random because the police is just checking for stolen cars tonight? 

  • 4) How often are they stopped, told to get out of their cars and stand spread-eagle while the police pat them down and ask if they have any weapons?  And if they refuse to allow an unauthorized search of their car they are arrested on some trumped up charge?

  • These things happen to young black men all the time; it is standard.  The expensive car is not assumed to be their own or their parents; rather, the assumption is that they are drug dealers, or the car is stolen.  This is likely to be one of the areas in which this type of behavior is carried out mostly by white officers.

  • As a society, why is this so?  What is at the root of this type of thinking? What is the overall costs to America?  What can be done to put an end to racial profiling, bigotry and overt racism? What can be done to effectively prevent Racial Battle Fatigue for black Americans?

    Why not ask young Tahj Blow for his ID before having him on the ground at gunpoint? Is it because this African American officer believes that young black men are dangerous and violent?  Or could it be that this African American Yale police officer wants to demonstrate that he is a good officer; even more important, he is a good black man.  He tows the line. Had the suspect been white, would every white male –vaguely matching the description of the suspect– been told to get on their stomachs on the ground at the point of a gun, and before their IDs were checked? That is most doubtful. Not having a gun pointed at him before, what if Tahj Blow — being frightened– ran to his dorm? What would have happened to him then? The comment being made right now by many whites reading this is– well if he was not guilty of anything, why would he run? Because young black men do not have to be guilty of anything to be shot and killed by police officers. It is also true that they are more likely to be killed by white police officers. 

  • Tamir Rice was in a parking lot playing with a toy gun when– without warning– he was gunned down by the police. America’s distant and current history is replete with evidence of this happening. Young black men are — understandably — afraid of white police officers, and with good reasons. Importantly, they are also afraid of police officers, period.  Some black police officers are particularly brutal to black suspects because these officers feel a need to prove themselves.

Finally, let me reiterate what Charles Blow said:  It is not about the stop; I want to know that my child, a student at Yale, is in a safe environment.  It is how the stop was carried out that is a cause for concern.   What if the student in question did not have a parent who has a national voice?  Would we, the public, have heard anything about this incident? It is good to know that Yale will be looking into the matter more fully.  As a parent I ask myself,  what if Tahj Blow did not have parents who adequately prepared him for such an encounter? What if he had been an ill-prepared young man who panicked and ran?  What would have been the outcome of this encounter?  No parent of any color should have to find that out. 

Regarding some of the comments posted to the NHI article – they are truly revealing.  The seething bigotry is palpable as is the sense of inferiority.  Charles Blow is arrogant and elitist because he objects to a gun being drawn on his son! He is arrogant because he expresses his disapproval of the manner in which the accosting of his son was conducted?  Clearly, his son would have reported that the police officer who ordered him to the ground on his stomach was an African American officer.  The real arrogance is being expressed by those who think they “know” what it feels like to be treated as a third class citizen in one’s own country every day of one’s life.  That is pompous, arrogant and uninformed. http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/they_picked_the_wrong_guys_son_to_stop/

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OneWorld’s Ode to Ernie Banks – He Died Jan. 23, 2015

Born in Dallas, Texas January 31, 1931, Ernest Banks was one of 12 children; he grew up poor and he picked cotton. He bought his first baseball glove for $2.98, and was pleased that he went from being a poor farm boy to playing golf with some big names. However, he was most proud of the work he did in breaking down racial barriers, and bringing attention to homelessness and hopelessness in Chicago and elsewhere. Mr. Banks constantly worked to find solutions to urban problems, and at lifting the human spirit of those who felt left out.

His major league career began in September 1953. He made his first MLB All-Star Game appearance in 1955. He received two consecutive National League Most Valuable Player awards in 1958 and 1959. He was the first African American to take the field for the Chicago Cubs. He recorded 2,583 hits and 512 home runs over the course of his career.

His #14 was retired by the Cubs and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

He did not always have an easy time; in fact, he was challenged daily to keep his cool, and to play the game the best he knew how. Three of the most effective tools in his arsenal were: a) his sense of optimism; b) his sense of humor, and c) his determination to achieve his goals.

He felt that he had been chosen to break down barriers, and he worked hard at it daily.

In addition to being an 11-time All-Star player, Ernie Banks was a giant of a human being off the baseball field. He established a charitable organization called Live Above & Beyond Foundation; the organization assists youth and the elderly with self-esteem, healthcare and other opportunities. In 2008, Banks released a charity wine called Ernie Banks 512 Chardonnay; all of its proceeds are donated to the foundation. He was also the first black person to become a Ford Motor Company dealer in the United States.

In 2009, Banks was named a Library of Congress Living Legend, a designation that recognizes those “who have made significant contributions to America’s diverse cultural, scientific and social heritage.”

On August 8, 2013, Ernie Banks was announced as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which President Obama pinned on him with great delight.

It is particularly appreciated that Mr. Banks was awarded these two distinguished honors. So often it is only after someone dies that he/she receives accolades. It is good to give people their bouquets while they can enjoy them.

Mr. Banks was the father of four children. He had also been married four times.

“I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself. And if you truly like the company you keep in empty moments.” Ernie Banks

Watch this video of Ernie Banks induction into Baseball Hall of Fame – http://youtu.be/bmHETjTb7ks 4:43 

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Building A Culture Of Health – Sign-Up By Feb. 15, 2015

Building A Culture of Health The deadline to sign up for health care coverage through the ACA program is Feb. 15, 2015.  If you qualify for Expanded Medicaid (or HUSKY) you can sign up at any time.   It is important to get health care coverage.  There is a penalty for those who can sign up through the Access Health CT program, but who have not signed up appropriately. Having health coverage is extremely beneficial and necessary. Under the ACA, insurers cannot deny you coverage due to pre-existing conditions.  Also, you can get dental, mental health, and vision care coverage.  Please reach out and sign up today.

New Year, New Coverage for Millions
Dramatic Progress on Coverage, but More To Do
Individuals, Families, Small Businesses – Get Health Coverage Now

Nearly 6.6 million consumers have gained coverage or renewed their health plan through HealthCare.gov. But with more than 40 million people in the U.S. still uninsured, there’s a lot of work yet to be done before the February 15, 2015 deadline. 

In Connecticut we encourage you to reach out to AccessHealthCT at: https://www.accesshealthct.com /   You may also visit:  Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange – CT.gov  www.ct.gov/hix/ 

Access Health CT Small Business – www.accesshealthctsmallbiz.com/

http://youtu.be/M_eK_jGyHsE ACA Sign-up Workshop done by OneWorld, Inc

Visit OneWorld’s informative health care web, see more videos  at: http://www.oneworldpi.org/health/index.html

Interested in becoming a certified SHOP broker with Access Health CT Small … and find a broker who can help you enroll in Access Health CT Small Business.

The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect on progress toward longstanding goals. At RWJF, we’ve spent the better part of four decades advancing solutions to help everyone in our nation gain access to affordable, high quality health care—a goal we reaffirmed in 2014 when we announced our vision for a Culture of Health in America.

Happily, our country has made enormous progress toward this goal in 2014. Health coverage rates improved dramatically last year because of robust enrollment through the health insurance marketplaces, Medicaid, and CHIP. As we enter 2015, we continue to see strong coverage gains, with nearly 6.6 million consumers newly enrolled or renewing through HealthCare.gov.

But let’s not forget that more than 40 million people remain uninsured. There is still more work to be done to make sure all those who are eligible can get the coverage they need and deserve.

Small business owners, have you signed up for the Affordable Care Act for 2015? You can also switch coverage you got last year by 2/15/15. Remember, pre-existing conditions are covered.  Get coverage before Feb. 15, 2015.  Having health insurance is prudent and economical.

http://www.rwjf.org/…/cult…/2015/01/new_year_new_covera.html?

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Sign Up for ACA Health Coverage by Feb. 15, 2015

Regardless of the misleading news items and some media reports – millions of Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.  Be among them. Sign Up by 2/15/15 and get coverage starting March 1, 2015.

For your new health coverage to be effective on Feb. 1, 2015, you must sign up by Thursday, January 15, 2015

Those who enroll by Feb. 15 will get coverage starting March 1, 2015.

People who qualify for Medicaid can sign up at any point during the year.

“Of the 19,402 new customers signed up for plans through the exchange, 44 percent selected ConnectiCare and 31 percent chose plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.”

Remember to get help from an objective 3rd party to select the plan that meets you needs.  This added help is free through various agencies.

Do NOT get pressured into signing up for a plan unless you fully understand the benefits and limitations. 

Once you have signed up for a plan and it goes into effect, you cannot get out until the next open enrollment period. This applies to plans through the CT Exchange. 

Some plans are more restrictive than others.  Some have higher co-pays and/or deductibles.  Be sure to inquire about keeping your doctors, or being able to select from a wide array of providers.  Having providers who are easily accessible and within a reasonable travel distance is important. If you have existing care providers and want to continue working with those providers, you need to check to ensure they are in the insurer’s network.

We invite you to read OneWorld’s comprehensive health blog to learn more details at: http://oneworldpi.org/blog/archives/2342 

See the CT Mirror article linked below.

http://ctmirror.org/connecticare-leads-the-pack-in-new-obamacare-en…

Regardless of the misleading news items and some media reports, millions of Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.  Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, says he wants to completely repeal the ACA; yet, in his home state more that 500,000 people have signed up for the ACA.  In Kentucky the program is called Kentucky Kynect.  The web site through which residents sign up ‘was paid for by a $200-and-some-odd-million grant from the federal government.’ You can read more about that at the link below.  We include this information to point out that even some who claim to philosophically oppose the ACA recognize its benefits;  unfortunately, many lack the political courage to say so.

Economically, it is a good thing that more than 8 million people who never had health insurance coverage now do so under the ACA.  It is a great benefit for a variety of reasons.  You can read some of them at the links below:  http://www.urban.org/uploadedpdf/412675-implications-of-the-affordable-care-act-for-american-business.pdf

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/10/16/mitc…

Six Economic Benefits of the ACA – Council of Economic Advisors: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/02/06/six-economic-benefits-affordable-care-act

The Social, Economic and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act (as presented by the Russell Sage Foundation. http://www.russellsage.org/research/social-economic-and-political-effects-affordable-care-act

Additional CT Health Information Resources:

Provider Resources | HealthyCT

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Welcome to the Provider Resources page. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-855 – HLTHYCT (1-855 – 458-4928) or use the email form at the bottom

AccessHealthCT https://www.accesshealthct.com/Access

Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange – CT.gov www.ct.gov/hix/Connecticut

ConnectiCare connecticare.com/    

Individuals and families can find the plan that’s right for them at ConnectiCare, the Connecticut health insurance provider that puts people first.

Anthem Health Insurance, Medicare, & Group Health Plans  www.anthem.com/

Remember: Regardless of the misleading news items and some media reports – millions of Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.  Be among them. Sign Up by 2/15/15.

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Rape: A Revolting Crime – Talk to Sons & Daughters (Before They Leave for College)

As young women in New Haven, throughout Connecticut, and across America spend the next several months reading college profiles, visiting campuses and completing college applications, it is equally important that parents and guardians spend time researching and reading about school culture, practice and policies. Women are being sexually assaulted at some of America’s most prestigious colleges and universities; it has been going on ever since women gained admission to the previously all-male bastions of education and power. Ninety-five percent of the incidents have gone unreported to legal authorities for a number of reasons. As is evidenced in the interviews given by the President and the Dean at UVA, most institutions prefer to deal with their dirty secrets privately. It has been made clear to young women that they have nothing to gain by reporting these crimes they have endured, and the perpetrators are seldom held accountable or punished in any way. In fact, some have been rewarded by their peers.

Of course, women are raped by men. So as we counsel our daughters to be careful, vigilant, not be too trusting; travel in groups and wear protective clothing (multiple layers help); we must also counsel our sons about not being criminals. Knocking women out, drugging them, setting them up and raping them does not make you a decent human being; it makes you a thug, a criminal, a punk. We should ask our sons and other young males — what would you do if you walked into a room and your sister was being raped?

How ironic that this latest explosive case about a vicious gang rape on a college campus is reported to have taken place at a university headed by women? None of the seven men who (reportedly) admitted to carrying out the assault, nor the two who reportedly watched and cheered them on, has been suspended or expelled. Who is your daddy might play a key role here. Alumni funding has power and a great deal of clout.

Men are not the only ones who play disgusting political games. For example, UVA president Teresa Sullivan quickly suspended all fraternity and sorority activities until January 2015. Of course, why not? No one is affected; not really. It is examination time and the holiday season; nothing of importance is going on in these organizations; no one is missing out. Suspending so-called activities rather than the perpetuators of criminal activities is more palatable to those who call the shots and keep the dollars flowing at UVA and elsewhere.

The Rolling Stone article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely is riveting and nauseating; it is also important that parents read it and talk to their children, males and females. Have serious in-depth conversations about the crime of RAPE! Talk to your teens about drinking and where they drink, and about not leaving drinks unattended.

“University of Virginia thinks they’re above the law,” says UVA grad and victims-rights advocate Liz Seccuro. “They go to such lengths to protect themselves. There’s a national conversation about sexual assault, but nothing at UVA is changing.” 

The University of Virginia is one of the 86 schools now under federal investigation, but it has more reason to worry than most of its peers. Because, unlike most schools under scrutiny, where complaints are at issue, UVA is one of only 12 schools under a sweeping investigation known as “compliance review”: a proactive probe launched by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights itself, triggered by concerns about deep-rooted issues. “They are targeted efforts to go after very serious concerns,” says Office of Civil Rights assistant secretary Catherine Lhamon. “We don’t open compliance reviews unless we have something that we think merits it.”

UVA says it has been complying fully with the investigation. But Carter notes that UVA and other elite schools tend not to respond well to criticism and sanctify tradition above all else. “That’s common to more prestigious institutions,” Carter says. Prestige is at the core of UVA’s identity.”

Ironically, there was a time when prestige meant dignity, decency, and far above-board social and moral conduct. Clearly, those days are gone at UVA and other such institutions where being raped is supposed to be a part of regular college life.  UVA is in the spotlight now, but it is one of many higher education institutions where the barbaric, vulgar, criminal act of rape takes place on a regular basis and, like in the Catholic Church, it has been covered up.  Victims have often been re-victimized by the enforced silence, and have also been ostracized by those at the top.  As a civilized society and a world-class leader in many ways, we should be outraged.  We should do everything in our power to hold perpetrators, and those who cover up the crimes accountable and  responsible at every level. It is hopeful to know that there is a federal probe into many of these schools.

Those of us who contribute to our alumni institutions need to withhold our contributions until serious and sustained actions are taken, and permanent changes made in the manner in which these crimes against women, and against any oppressed groups, are handled on our campuses. Our children should not be returning from institutions of higher learning as permanently damaged human beings. Sexual assaults damage people. Click the link below to read Ms. Erdely’s article in Rolling Stone Magazine.

 A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA “Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them accountable, a whole new kind of abuse began.”

By Sabrina Rubin Erdely | November 19, 2014 http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/a-rape-on-campus-20141119

See additional resources and references listed below.  Click the link that takes you to an explanation of Title IX and its impact on education.

Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault – By Vanessa Grigoriadis 

http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/09/emma-sulkowicz-campus-sexual-assault-activism.html

Campus Sexual Violence Resource List http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/campus-resource-list

 Sexual Assault on Campus: Prevention and Protection http://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/student-life/articles/college-health-safety/sexual-assualt-campus-prevention-and-protection/

Report of Gang Rape at Virginia University Reignites Debate on Campus Sexual Assault http://time.com/topic/campus-sexual-assault/

The Impact of Title IX – An Important Legislation that Protects Women http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/seventies/essays/impact-title-ix

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