White Americans join Twitter campaign to expose police racial prejudice
I assaulted a police officer after repeatedly daring him to shoot me. No charges filed. Offered to give me a lift home. #CrimingWhileWhite
— Jeremy Bursich (@jeremybursich) December 5, 2014
Once drank a beer in public, yelled at and struggled with a cop who tried to apprehend me, and was given a ride home #crimingwhilewhite
— Evandler (@EvanH93) December 5, 2014
In an attempt to expose police racial prejudice across the United States, Caucasian Twitter users spilled their wrongdoings to the world in a series of confession they have got away with that they believe African-Americans probably would not.
— Nancy Hennen (@tweetbrk) December 5, 2014
Using the #CrimingWhileWhite, some people recalled them getting away with a number of offences, including grand theft auto, driving violations, and drugs abuse.
I was going 40 above the speed limit outside Denver on my way to Colorado Springs, I got pulled over with a warning #CrimingWhileWhite
— Corinne (@Rinnyroo9) December 5, 2014
#CrimingWhileWhite after failing a sobriety test, the cop drove me home and handed the car keys to my dad with a Very Stern Admonishment.
— Rich Nichols (@_richnichols_) December 5, 2014
This social media campaign follows three recent high-profile incidents of police's lethal brutality against black men and the lack of punishment for those officers responsible. The cases involve Eric Garner who was killed by a chokehold by an NYPD officer in July, Michael Brown who was shot six times by a policemen in Ferguson, Missouri in August, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was killed in Cleveland in November.
— Young Huddy (@Fre5HJeff) December 5, 2014
Ran red light. Open liquor. Not my car. Expired license. Failed sobriety. Cop asked me to call someone for ride home. #CrimingWhileWhite
— Sean Omlor (@seanomlor) December 5, 2014
My car was searched and drugs were found. I got a ticket for disorderly conduct. $300 fine, most expensive bag of weed. #CrimingWhileWhite
— Crystal Delmonico (@crystallizedD) December 5, 2014