Trooper Looks In Parked Car And Observes The Unexpected.
A Desperate Call
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Just like so many others, Charlie Watkis was nervous around law enforcement, but the unbearable heat had made her desperate. She had no air-conditioning, no water, and no help. She was feeling a bit strange. She was in a potentially dangerous situation, and just made a call that could make things better for her, or much worse.
Black Lives Matter
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After George Zimmerman shot and killed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement was started. Zimmerman, who was a member of the neighborhood watch, followed Martin who was in the neighborhood visiting family. After a quarrel, Zimmerman killed Martin, who was unarmed. Zimmerman claimed self-defense, but unfortunately, this wasn't the first time racial profiling was at the root of a killing.
A New Age
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Because of social media, racial profiling has been brought to the forefront. Camera phones have become a protection and the Internet has become a place to expose the truth. Police officers are beginning to face a bit more scrutiny, but that doesn't mean the people have forgotten the past. Actually, television has become one of the largest platforms to educate the world on the ways that African-Americans struggle.
Making It Known
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Shows on television have have finally brought the sad reality of mixed-race Americans to attention. "Dead White People," "Black-ish," "Atlanta," and Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning show "Get Out" have all proved that racism is still rooted deeply in society. Even though some of the headlines have gotten better, people are still nervous around police officers, regardless of the color of their skin. As usual, Klimek used caution while approaching the vehicle.
A Dire Situation
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“The first thing my son did when he saw the blue lights was look at me [to say] ‘I think we’re in trouble,’” explained Watkis. Jeriah's hands were over his ears in an attempt to eliminate the unbearable noise of the traffic. He was agitated by the heat and there was no distracting him from it. “My son was sitting in the seat nearest the highway and was getting very antsy.” Klimek noticed immediately that there was something upsetting the boy besides the heat.
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