Wednesday night, a suspected car thief led police on a crazy car chase through downtown Los Angles, weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights, and endangering the public.
The wild scene finally came to an end after the suspect ran over a spike strip, blew out a tire, and surrendered to police….but not before doing a little victory dance to Future’s music.
Despite the comical scene, I can’t help but wonder how things would have been different if this woman were Black.
Putting her hands in her pockets? Advancing toward cops? Reaching back into her car? Ignoring police orders?
Each of those things could have easily gotten her killed if she were Black as evident by the scores of unarmed folks gunned down over the past few years for much less.
Though she was arrested, this woman is still alive. And that’s more than we can say for Miriam Carey, Sam Dubose, Walter Scott, Rekia Boyd, Tamir Rice, Shantel Davis, and so many others who are no longer here.