Originally posted by AThousandYoung
I can see why an Irish-Briton would be shocked by these events, what with your unarmed Bobbies. But he's in Romania.
It's not only Americans who spam this forum with those American-centric threads so many posters complain about.
“It’s always been excessive and unnecessary to treat people in an intimidating way; to suppress their rights and treat them as inferior simply because you’ve been removed or displaced from them and their way of life for so long,” Williams said.
Growing up in Henrietta, the University at Albany graduate, who majored in Africana studies, said she's never had a negative experience with police. However she calls her night in jail "sobering" and believes police brutality in this nation is prevalent.
“Because I wasn't constantly surrounded by first hand seeing people of African descent being subject to this cruel and unjust way of the police behaving, it took me by surprise,” Williams said.
However, Williams also said she doesn’t feel police are at the core of the racial issues in America. She feels it happens in many aspects of society and wants people to educate themselves on how to prevent it.
“It’s absolutely not just the police,” Williams said. “This is happening because so many sectors of community is condoning and enabling this kind of behavior and allowing for these people who have these bigoted supremacist ideologies go into the force and work their way up in the force and work their way up in political chairs and work their way up in our judicial branches and no one is really taking responsibility for allowing this to fester. Educate yourself on the systemic, racist, prejudice practices that occur, that have occurred. Educate yourself on the repetitive nature of police brutality and injustice in the legal system in America in spite of so many civil rights acts, and human rights acts passed.”