A video taken in Montana of a Black mother forcing police officers to leave her home after trying to force their way in has gone viral.
In the video posted to Facebook by Angela Whitehead, two white Billings police officers are standing in Whitehead’s door claiming they’re responding to an altercation.
When Whitehead tells the officers there is no disturbance and they need to leave, they refuse to exit her property.
"We heard an argument," the officer states. "We had an argument," a man who is recording the video says from the couch.
"No. Because this is my home. And this is my property. And I'm telling you to leave my home," Whitehead says to the officers.
When the officer again says they heard an argument, the man on the couch replies, "No you didn't. You heard us talking loud.”
Whitehead then asks the officers to leave several more times. When they refuse and stand in the doorway so Whitehead can’t close the door, she begins to go off on the officers.
"There's nothing going on here, and you are violating my rights, sweetheart,” she says.
One of the officers responds by saying they got a call about an argument.
“I don’t care what you got,” she continues. “Because if I hadn’t just stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, this door would have been closed and your ass would have had to knock… I don’t care what he talking about, this is my house. I pay these bills. Are you crazy? Now tell me that I’m f**king wrong; You can’t… You do not come in my home without permission. Period.”
Instead of finally leaving, the officers remain unmoved, prompting Whitehead to emotionally explain why she doesn’t feel safe with them in her home.
“I’m screaming because you’re in my space,” she shouts. “This is my home, this is where my kids live. How I know you wasn’t coming up in here with a f**kin’ gun, Black People Killer? How do I know that? I don’t! So guess what? I’m aggressive. I’m being hostile, like you guys call us, because you done came up in my home!”
“Like I don’t know my rights. You got the wrong Black girl on the right day, baby. What do you want?!” Whitehead adds.
Eventually, the officers get the point and leave her house, but not before telling the man on the couch that he is the “intelligent one in this house” because he remained calm.
Whitehead, unfazed by their remark, then reiterates to the officers they are “about to walk out of my home, though, because I know my rights.”
“And don’t ever do that again, thank you,” she added as she closed the door.
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