Black Residents Who Got The Cops Called On Them By A White Woman For Throwing A Cookout Protest By Throwing Another Cookout

High angle view of friends enjoying backyard barbecue

Black Residents Who Got The Cops Called On Them By A White Woman For Throwing A Cookout Protest By Throwing Another Cookout

The Oakland partygoers were never issued a citation by police.

Published May 12th

Residents of Oakland, California got together for a cookout on a Thursday night a few weeks back, but apparently, it made a white woman big mad.

  1. It made her so angry in fact that she called the police on a Black family trying to enjoy a barbecue. The first video taken was of the woman trying to call authorities while the family just stood and observed.

  2. Subsequent video that made its way onto the Internet shows people dancing and enjoying some food at Lake Merritt Park as a response to the woman harassing the family on April 25.

    From the looks of it, it got turnt, in celebration of her white tears.

  3. Speaking of white tears, here was the woman crying after realizing she couldn't end the cookout.

  4. To be clear, the celebration happened after the 25-minute video verbal altercation went viral.

    A bystander named Michelle Snider noticed what was going on and confronted the woman for “harassing” the family, who hadn’t even started their cookout.

    “Why are you so bent out of shape over them being here?” Snider asks.

    “Because it causes extra money from our city to do things when children get injured because of improperly disposed coals,” the woman replied.

    Police were eventually called to the scene but did not issue any citations. Oakland City Council member Lynette Gibson McElhaney says authorities questioned the family for an hour. She believes the city and its police shouldn’t be wasting their time on frivolous manners like this.

    “In a city that needs significant policing services, we can't have those precious expensive resources squandered in a frivolous way,” she told the Huffington Post. “Police are not a private security for any white person that's offended by the presence of black folks in our public spaces.”

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Granger Wootz

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