We’ve all seen the headlines. For some strange reason (**cough**Trump presidency) white people are now calling 911 to report everyday activities. Here’s a list of the most recent cases. As with any of our lists, if we’ve forgotten an entry, YOU can ADD it to the LIST!!!
On April 29th, 2018, YouTuber Michelle Dione posted a video entitled "White Woman Called Out for Racially Targeting Black Men Having BBQ in Oakland." In the video, a woman in sunglasses called the police, after asking a group of people who were having a cookout to leave a park in Oakland, California.
Video of a white woman allegedly calling the police on a young black girl who was selling water bottles in San Francisco has gone viral.The child’s mother, Erin Austin, posted the video on her Instagram account. In it, she follows a woman named Alison Ettel, who is holding a phone to her ear.
Austin, who recently lost her job, told All the Moms that her 8-year-old daughter, Jordan, was trying to raise money because she wanted to go to Disneyland. Jordan was selling the water bottles outside the family’s apartment building, which is across the street from AT&T Stadium, where the Giants were playing.
In the video caption, she asked people to make the woman go viral under the hashtag “#permitpatty.”
The two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for “trespassing” said the manager didn’t waste any time calling the cops on them.
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson told their story on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Thursday, saying it was only two minutes after they entered the shop that the manager called 911 on them for trespassing. Several cops arrived and took them out in handcuffs, and it was captured on customer video that went viral, sparking several days of protests outside the shop and online.
Three black guests at an Airbnb in California were briefly detained by police after a neighbor called authorities as they were preparing to leave the house.
Police said that the neighbor called because the guests didn't wave or smile at her as they were leaving the Airbnb on April 30, CNN reported.
Lolade Siyonbola fell asleep on the couch in the Hall of Graduate Studies on Tuesday (May 8) when a white woman by the name of Sarah Braasch confronted her and told her she did not belong there. Braasch cited that she had “every right to call the police” because Siyonbola could not rest in that room. When police arrived to the scene they recalled Braasch stating there was somebody sleeping in the room who wasn’t “where they were supposed to be.”
A Catholic priest halted a homegoing service in Maryland to have a black family removed from the church. The servant of God even kicked the dead body out of the funeral and called the police..
Aside from the fact that she was no longer alive, Agnes Hicks’ Charlotte Hall, Md., mass was going along perfectly fine on Tuesday until an attendee of the funeral went in for a hug and accidentally knocked over a chalice at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, angering pastor Michael Briese.
“There will be no funeral, no repast, everyone get the hell out of my church,” Briese reportedly told the family. According to Fox 5, Briese then kicked the family out of the place of worship, telling them to remove the body of the woman who wished to be laid to rest in the church where she was baptized.
A 12-year-old Ohio boy’s lawn mowing gig was interrupted last week when the police were called after the middle-schooler mowed a part of a neighbor’s yard. The call sparked outrage among social media users everywhere — now, the boy’s lawn service is taking off.
A black Oregon state representative says someone called the police on her while she was canvassing door-to-door in her district.
Rep. Janelle Bynum represents District 51, which includes the area of Clackamas County, where she was campaigning.
In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Democrat wrote that a woman notified police that Bynum was suspicious because she was "spending a lot of time typing on my cell phone after each house."
Bynum is running for reelection in the fall, and said she takes notes when she's visiting her constituents to keep an account of what her community cares about.
She praised the deputy who responded for being professional, and said she asked him if she could meet the woman who made the call, but she was not available.
"The officer called her, we talked and she did apologize," Bynum said, without specifying the race of the caller.
Winston-Salem police were called to a private community pool Wednesday afternoon after a white man asked a black woman to show her ID.
Video of the incident was posted by Jasmine Edwards to Facebook and had gotten nearly 3 million views by Thursday afternoon.
On Twitter, the incident was trending with the hashtag #idadam. In the video, the woman referred to the man as Adam. Hundreds of people had tweeted about it, with some tweets tagging the man's alleged employer.
Camilla Hudson posted the video to Facebook after she said managers at a CVS in Chicago claimed her coupon for a free product was "fraudulent." She also posted a photo of the coupon and the address of the store. Hudson said two managers refused to honor the coupon, which she received in the mail, and became agitated — slamming a door in her face, telling her to leave the store and ultimately, calling police twice on Friday night.
Hudson recorded video of manager Morry Matson calling 911. The man appeared nervous and shaking, a reaction Hudson said she didn't observe before the video. Matson describes Hudson to the dispatcher as an African American. Hudson is heard saying, “I’m black. Black isn't a bad word."
In this video, Bonnie allegedly overhears another shopping talking about buying or selling food stamps. Yes, it's illegal and Bonnie jumps to the aide of our government by stating that she's going to call the police. But what's most shocking is Bonnie says in the middle of the back-and-forth with the obviously black woman, "We need to build this wall." More proof that "Build the wall" is racist dog whistle phrase.