Cal State professor tweets ‘don’t call the police on black people’

Cal State professor tweets ‘don’t call the police on black people’
Melina Abdullah (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Even if you witness a black person committing a crime?]

On Saturday, California State University Los Angeles Professor Melina Abdullah tweeted out a clarion call to Americans: stop calling the police on black people.

Now perhaps she meant that you shouldn’t call the police on somebody just because they’re black — which, of course, is correct. You shouldn’t call the police on somebody based on an immutable characteristic, rather than based on criminal behavior. That’s racism.

But then she clarified: you should never call the police.

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The argument thus seems to go: don’t ever call the police, but specifically don’t call the police under any circumstances if the person about whom you are calling is black. Which, of course, is a license to criminality, as well as racist.

This isn’t a shock coming from Abdullah, a radical anti-police activist who said of police, “The police that we now have were the slave catchers. So that is where it comes from. You literally have a target on your back.”…

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