In your initial and subsequent responses you claim to be a 14-year-old half-white, half-Asian girl. However, in this piece you wrote in mid-2016, entitled “Stop Blaming the Police!” you’re white and old enough to be pulled over while driving by the police then mull it over for “a couple of years” before writing this post.
“My family had always taught respect for the police and that they had a very hard job. ‘They are there to help you, not hurt you,’ my mother would say, and I believed her. I have seen police officers in their cars or on the street quite a few times since then, and they are always friendly, never rude. Even when my car got stopped for speeding, they were helpful and respectful.
Then, a few years ago, stories started popping up in the news about police shooting black men who are unarmed or innocent. People came forward with stories. Newspapers and politicians started treating police like the villains. I was astonished! Could the nice police officers I had seen really be hurting innocent people just because of their race? As a person who has always believed internal bias exists but that outright discrimination and racism are very rare, I found this hard to believe. Were my experiences so different from these people’s just because I was white and they weren’t?
I was left wondering for a couple years. Then, the other day, I saw a video about a Black Lives Matter protester going through a day of police training (link below). I was absolutely intrigued by the result and the protester’s reactions. My trust of the police and my arguments that they had a hard job that they did well finally seemed vindicated.”
I read more of your work, not planning to go Nancy Drew on that shit, but because I was initially shocked at the callousness of your reply. I wasn’t even looking. It just jumped right out at me. 😽 🐠
EDIT: “Val Demos” has since deleted “her” profile, but I’d taken a screengrab of the post. Good riddance.