Recently, a video went viral on TikTok where many drivers stopped by to check on a block lady who was stopped by Missouri police. People wanted to make sure that the police officers were treating the women right.
The media is taking this incident as an example of increased awareness and sense of responsibility
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Posted by @sheniweird 4 days ago, the caption reads: “We have to start policing the police until things start making sense. In today’s world, it’s still unfair so here go!”
Multiple police units pulled over a dark sedan on a highway in Missouri
@sheniweirdWe have to start policing the police until things start making sense. In today’s world, it’s still unfair so here go! #police#news#justice#streets#usa♬ original sound – SheniWeird
It is a person’s constitutional right to videotape or photograph things that are plainly visible in public spaces. That includes capturing the work of police officers.
“When I see a young African American woman screaming for help,” the TikToker explained in captions and voiceovers, “And it’s 3 to 4 White Police with guns drawn on her, and she’s unarmed, you damn right I’m showing up and showing out until I find out what it’s all about.”
“We need answers every time. She deserves the same respect homegrown terrorists got. You’re not just gone shoot her over a traffic violation. Not today.”
Eventually, multiple drivers noticed what was happening and they let the police know there were eyes (and lenses) watching.
“When I pulled over, everyone pulled over,” the TikToker said.
So a string of cars stopped near the scene, making sure the officers dealt with the woman appropriately
As the Black Lives Matter movment has been continuing in the USA, the police hhas been in limelight for all good and bad things they ahve been doing.
Here’s what people said after watching the video