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#ChikesiaClemons was assaulted & violated by the Saraland Police on April 28 in an Alabama @WaffleHouse. She was then arrested and charged for her own assault. Today, Saraland Municipal Court Judge Mark Erwin found her guilty on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
We are dismayed, but not surprised, by yet another verdict that shows just how little Black lives and Black dignity matter in the United States. We are outraged at the consistent state-sanctioned abuse of Black women in this country.
From police abuse to reproductive injustice, acts of state violence continue to deny Black women the right to bodily autonomy, respect, and dignity.
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Ok, so here we are.

The body cam footage clears #OfficerHubbard of all wrong doing in this case. Based on what we see in the video #SheritaColeDixon was not telling the truth about her arrest.

Her attorney has issued a statement.
But we have to talk...
Before you all ask here is the footage:

I want to say a few things before the onslaught of “SEE THEY ALL LIE!!” starts pouring in. Yes, this is awful and the officer deserves and apology. I am definitely sorry for harm it’s caused him and his family.
But also, we’re not just proactive based on nothing.
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I have watched the full @WaffleHouse tape that the police in Saraland, Alabama released to the public and have SEVERAL questions.

Brace yourself for a long thread.

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#alpolitics #ChikesiaClemons
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First, there are two places on tape where the footage looks tampered with or the narration is inconsistent.

At 4:11 Ms. Adams (Clemons’ friend) is seated, but at 4:18 she disappears. No sign of her leaving...just disappears.

What happened in missing scene?
This question matters because the very next clip Ms. Adams is upset about something. They showed THAT footage, but NOT what happened before.

What upset her?

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This @WaffleHouse business giving me anxiety. So much that I had to write about it. Because #Wafflehouse demonstrates in the most perfect way how #whitesupremacy is the decider of whether black folks will be feted or humiliated. And they've done both in 24 hours. Perfectly.
You have a tale of two @WaffleHouse s. In one a black man is celebrated for taking out an armed shooter (brought to you by #whitesupremacy). Everyone cheers for the black man who cleans up the horrific mess brought to you by entitlement and shitty gun laws.
At the root of it all, America's gun laws are the way they are because #whitesupremacy feels it must arm itself for surely the people of color it has mistreated will one day rise up and treat whiteness with the same disdain #whitesupremacy has held for blackness.
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