Nothing enrages power-hungry white men like women of color ignoring their entitled rages. Not even casually going around their car while it's being driven by a 14-year-old child in a four-lane-or-larger road.
Texas Police Chief Under Investigation for Arresting Black Pageant Winner and Calling Her ‘Black Bitch’
Carmen politely signaled and went around the sporadic driver. She found a parking space, gathered her belongings and prepared to make a quick run into Walmart but she was stopped. The same car found her in the parking lot and began berating her with profanity demanding to know why she maneuvered past the vehicle. The psychopath accosting her was police Chief Crews, who was (illegally) giving his 14 y/o driving lessons. Ever dignified and composed, Carmen ignored the tirade and continued into the store. Not use to being ignored, Crews continued “Whatever you Black Bitch!”
Carmen went into Walmart, purchased her item and began to return to her car. Crews had called for back up. A plain clothes unidentified officer wielding a badge informed her highness that the man she had pissed off was the chief of police and she had better apologize! She declined and continued graciously toward her vehicle. The cop grabbed her and shouted you’re not going anywhere, you’re being detained. Carmen complied and used her cell phone to call the police. When they arrived (of course) they spoke with the other officers and was told Carmen was evading arrest (no idea for what) and she was handcuffed and taken into custody. Miss Black Texas spent the night in jail. Her only crime ... the color of her skin.
What an incredibly stark case of a racist white man abusing his power to put a black woman "in her place." White men are extremely prone to petulant rages when people they consider to be lesser than themselves don't act deferential enough. And the men most prone to this tend to become cops.
How dare Ponder not cower before him?
How dare she not apologize and show him deference?
How dare she embarrass him—by doing none of the above—in front of his white daughter, who is already being taught that white men can do whatever they want, that she is above the law and that black women are supposed to do what they’re told?
Thankfully, Crews has actually been put on administrative leave pending an investigation into the harassment, assault, and wrongful arrest of Carmen Ponder. I hate that anyone should have to feel thankful for this, but most of the time cops are only put on administrative leave after shooting/killing a black person. I hope he gets his ass extremely fired.