they showed their badges and asked to speak to someone inside my house.
i instantly saw their guns.
when i asked if they had a warrant, an officer threatened to come back with a warrant and rip my door off its hinges.
the officer denied making either threat (2/?)
when i tried to explain why four white men with badges and guns showing up on a black woman’s doorstep in 2018 was cause for extreme alarm, they said:
“this isn’t about race”
“I don’t see color”
at this point i had to take a moment to myself.
i sat on my floor and cried.
but i was hoping—HOPING—this could be a teachable moment for them.
the officer who threatened to rip my door off its hinges and then denied making this threat interrupted me to say the following:
then the fucker made a joke.
and walked away.
i am not going to let that bastard ruin my day or my weekend or my life.
but THIS is what is happening every single day.