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Tarana @TaranaBurke
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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.
It is still true that sexual misconduct is the second most reported complaint behind excessive force in this country. Daniel Holzclaw showed us the horror of police using their power to sexually assault Black women in particular.
The other truth here is Black women are often left out of the national narrative on police brutality. We’ve seen case after case that price that. Like #ChikesiaClemons and the case at Waffle House. That is why #Sayhername was necessary.
It is my sincere hope that we can be nuanced enough to see this woman’s lie as her INDIVIDUAL ACT and not weaponize it to use against all Black women or similar claims from women of color.
Human behavior is a mystery. I don’t know why people make the decisions that they do, but individual behavior doesn’t define the race.
I also don’t regret supporting this sister’s claims. Unfortunately, they didn’t seem far fetched. There is a lesson here in pacing ourselves perhaps but I will continue to show up for survivors of sexual violence and definitely Black women.
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