Chris vs Fayetteville NC:
I was stopped and patted down by the police because I refused to give my id. I asked them if I did anything. They told me they just want my id. They do this for warrant checks. This is like the 15 or 20th time and it has been rapidly increasing since September.
Fayetteville NC is a racist town like many others and it is all about keeping the court system full. Someone should have known that when they built that new court house, more black men searches will become victims of stops.
So I sent out a general email to as many people as possible. It will be handle once the right person get a hold of it.
I don’t ever recalled being stopped like this in New York. The police here just have so much time on their hands. They pretty much need to justify their jobs by producing numbers for the courts!
It’s a shame. No matter who the officer is, it is a problem. This time it was a hispanic and black officer. The black officer had a nerve to say that this couldn’t be a racist stop because “we were minorities.”
It is indeed a racist stop, because I’m the victim. And the officers are only representatives of a white supremacy system.
The hispanic officer was worse, but the black officer backed him up. Is this what Martin Luther King Jr. fought for?
I just ranned out of options. I have place the entire city of Fayetteville on survelliance by the human rights organizations. They are vulnerable right now since they are competing with other cities and counties.
If the right individuals get wind that Fayetteville is discriminating against it African Americans (homeless), people would not be incline to move here when Fort Bragg expands.
It’s a real shame! The city is doing itself a dis-favor. It should be going in the opposite direction.
Recently they hired a new commissioner. Could it be that he is ordering the police to shakedown the homeless out of the downtown area? I don’t know, but it seems likely.
When I first came to Fayetteville, I had very little contact with the police. The first two weeks in March I had my shopping cart and no one said anything. But I went back to Virginia.
Then I came back to Fayetteville the second time (a week before Memorial Day), things were pretty much like before. I had very little contact with the police. Then I read that they hired a new commissioner and a few months later, things changed.
It seems to be that the commissioner is instructing the police to stop homeless people for warrant searches. He assumes that all homeless people are criminals. It is not that the homeless people are criminals, it is that the system use this method to drive the homeless out of the area.
There is a three month limit. You either get you a resident or rent a motel room. But don’t be on the street is how things are setup here. If they see you on the street after this period, they will do everything in their power to harass you.
The harassing suppose to get you to move out of the area. Somebody who has a lot of power is not comfortable with the homeless. They have setup meetings to discuss this issue and to create a plan to get homeless out of the area.
They aren’t interested in housing these homeless people. Just getting them out of the area.
It is a real shame since most of Fayetteville store front are unoccupied. It looks almost like a ghost town. They rather spend their energies enforcing rules of moving the homeless out of the area than to galvanize interests in renting these store fronts.
What kind of mentality produces this distored mindset? It existed long before I came to Fayetteville and probably was nurtured by the rules of the “old” south. It is still a place that “everyone” stay in their place. You just don’t speak out against authority.
I rest my case!!