At a time when Racism is receiving attention after the conviction of PC Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd, Manchester Police have told a black woman in Blackly who was racially abused and assaulted by her white neighbours to grow up.
This happened when a neighbour pocked her in the face calling her a black birch who had come to the estate to replace another black bastard family who the neighobours had humiliated and forced out.
This altercation took place when the lady asked her white neighbour to please move his car which had been parked too close to her driver’s side making it impossible for her to get into her car to drive to work.
The lady who is a frontline worker had to call the police when the neighbour started abusing her accusing her of being a black bastard who had come to cause chaos in the square which is predominantly white.
Fearing for her life, the lady called the police, who on arrival, decided to talk to the perpetrator before talking to her. When they finally came to her, they accused her of wasting police time instead of parking her car at the Tesco and walking to her house rather than occupy the parking spaces which were used by the residents who had been living there long before she came in December last year.
Asked what she understood the police officer to mean when hesaid to her “Grow up” the lady said “The police insinuated that I had to grow up and understand that I am black and therefore have less rights in the estate. Being physically and emotionally assaulted and racially abused is something I have to grow up and accept for as long as I am black.”
When contacted, the officer concerned, PC Omara, insisted that the alleged perpetrators had given him their side of the story and he was convinced that there is nothing racist about what they did or said and if that case was to go to court there is no way the lady could win.
“For as long as the police continue to be glaringly racist towards black people, I will always feel the knee on my neck,” said the lady.
Meanwhile, Trevor McDonald’s documentary on what Britain has learnt from the death of George Floyd reveals that racism in endemic in the police force and it will be hard to eradicate until change happens at the very top.
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