Houston, we have a problem. A video showing a black woman violently arrested by a police officer in Houston is making its rounds across social media. Earledreka White called 911 to report a traffic stop and asked for police backup, afraid, at least of this particular officer, who pulled her over. But what happens next is terrifying. On Friday, White’s attorneys released a video showing a violent struggle between her and the officer, reported The Washington Post. She can be heard asking “What is wrong with you” and “I haven’t done anything” adding “Stop. Please stop” while the officer handcuffed and arrested her.
This is disturbing. “This is how bad this is. Black women like Earledreka White feel they need to call for police backup to protect them from the police,” Jamil Smith tweeted, saying White wasn’t afraid of the police but she called for another one.
The social worker and Southern University of Baton Rouge grad said she feels lucky to be alive and was charged with resisting arrest. She called the officer rude adding he threatened her with “I will Tazer your ass” and then arrested her “for no reason,” according to the Post. “This is how bad this is. Black women like Earledreka White feel they need to call for police backup to protect them from the police,” said Senior National Correspondent at MTV News Jamil Smith in a tweet, commenting on the Post story. Earledreka’s attorney Zack Fertitta also found the video disturbing, saying he “was shocked” by the actions of the officer and stated that “this is a clear violation.”
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