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Two New York vloggers offered YouTube a small glimpse into the ugly world of racial profiling. Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar said they were trying to film a video for their Youtube channel when they noticed that they were being followed by the polic…
Two New York vloggers offered YouTube a small glimpse into the ugly world of racial profiling.
Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar said they were trying to film a video for their Youtube channel when they noticed that they were being followed by the police. The pair thought it was because they were wearing cultural clothing.
To prove their point, they decided to conduct a social experiment.
Wearing jeans and t-shirts, Saleh and Akbar got into a loud argument in front of a police officer on a street corner. Although they got quite physical — shoving each other at times — the officer didn’t make a move.
About 20 minutes later, the pair walked in front of the officer again. This time, they were wearing keffiyeh scarves and traditional long shirts, called abayas. The argument was mainly verbal, but the officer took notice immediately.
“Why are you dressed like this?” the cop asks, before forcing the two against a wall and searching them for weapons.
Saleh says the video was recorded in one take.
“What you just saw is what we always go through when we’re filming with our cultural clothing on,” Saleh said in the video.
“We just want to make racial profiling come to an end,” he continued.
An NYPD spokesperson told the Huffington Post that “the video is under internal review.”
Last year, a U.S. district judge ordered sweeping reforms to the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk initiative, ruling that the practice has resulted in discrimination against minorities. Although the number of stops has declined significantly since the trial, Saleh and Akbar’s Muslim clothing made them more likely to get the officer’s attention.
The NYPD has subjected New York’s Muslim communities to intense scrutiny and surveillance ever since the September 11 attacks, using “mosque crawlers” to monitor sermons and infiltrating Muslim student groups. The methods sparked widespread criticism from civil rights groups.
In April, the NYPD shuttered the police unit that created databases about Muslim communities and kept logs of where people prayed and shopped. But the police force has defended its continued use of informants to gather information about terror threats.
During his campaign, Mayor Bill de Blasio had promised that he would order a full review of surveillance activity against the Muslim community. Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York, has said she hoped for a more forceful message from de Blasio’s administration.
After watching Saleh and Akbar’s video, Sarsour told the Huffington Post:
"If this is true, this further illustrates the point that the NYPD targets and profiles communities of color. In New York City, we should be able to walk down the street wearing our ethnic, religious clothing without fear of harassment."
u right tho..white privilege just some tumblr bullshit..def. not applicable in the real world..damn
This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.
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I was upset, and then delighted.
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Wilson’s claim is that he feared for his life.
Did he fear for his life when he told Dorian Johnson and Mike Brown to “get the fuck on the sidewalk”?
Did he fear for his life when he reversed his car to confront them again?
Did he fear for his life when he allegedly grabbed Mike Brown by the neck?
Did he fear for his life when unarmed Mike Brown was running away?
Did he fear for his life when unarmed Mike Brown was 100 ft. away from his car, surrendering with his hands up?
The whole “Mike Brown reached into the car to fight Darren Wilson/tried to take his gun (which would have had to been out already for Mike to try and take it), failed, ran away, changed his mind, turned around and charged at Wilson after already being shot about 4 times” story doesn’t make any sense.
Remember, Darren Wilson shot and killed Mike Brown only about 2 1/2 minutes after initially approaching him. If Mike Brown did attack Darren Wilson, why didn’t Wilson write an incident report? Why didn’t he share his side of the story 70 days ago? Why would the PD go out of their way to lie about the distance Mike Brown ran from the car? Why isn’t Mike Brown alive today so he can tell his side of the story? Darren Wilson made sure Mike Brown would never get to tell his side of the story.
the world already caters to you and values you. you can handle one website discussing things without you.