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Bad, Birthday, and Bodies : Imani Perry 5 hrs Yesterday I was arrested. I was driving into Princeton to attend a symposium that one of my students organized, I was pulled over by the Princeton Township Police. They arrested me for ONE parking ticket from 2013. Although there was both a male and a female officer on the scene, the male officer did a body search of me. He refused to allow me to call anyone from the University before arresting me, even though I told him I was uncomfortable with being taken into custody and having no one know where I was going. He asked me if I had any weapons, and put handcuffs on me. Then, when I arrived at the station, they handcuffed me to a table The whole time of course I was terrified and had the image of Sandra Bland's mug shot in my mind. I am fine now, although a bit shaken. And most of all, I was out of custody after a short time and immediately relieved. I am also, however trying to connect how terrified and vulnerable Ifelt, with the vast structure of the police state, the one in which people are arrested for parking fines, and then are threatened with sitting in jail all weekend if they can't make bail, and the snowball effect that so often flows from situations like this, or others where there is another minor infraction, or simply suspicion of Black movement, Black bodies in nice cars, Black running or walking or standing, or simply blackness. The worst case scenario didn't happen to me, and that was nothing more than fortuitous. But I'm putting my fear alongside others tragedies, and rededicating myself to the work of liberation. <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jetpack-jenny.tumblr.com/post/139069755523">jetpack-jenny</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://manfredvonfuckyourself.tumblr.com/post/139068086106">manfredvonfuckyourself</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/139067936436">skypig357</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thetrippytrip.tumblr.com/post/139053176051">thetrippytrip</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>On Sandra Bland’s 29th birthday my blood is boiling to see this. A University professor, arrested, body searched, and HANDCUFFED to a desk over a parking ticket.</p> <p>What we see with Imani and what we saw with <b>‪#‎SandraBland</b>‬ is that education, employment, position, privilege, style, influence, etc. are not adequate forms of protection from bad policing. It’s very sad that we must be scared of those who are in power mainly to protect and serve! </p> </blockquote> <p>Called a warrant. Pay your fine and there’s no warrant. See how that works? </p> <p>Not bad policing. It’s an idiot prof</p> </blockquote> <p>Why on earth is “handcuffed” put in all caps as if it were an atrocious, unforgivable act?<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>A shorter post would be <br/>“I committed a crime and was arrested for it.”</p> </blockquote> <p>1. If you were arrested for a ticket from 2013, I’m guessing they had an outstanding warrant for your arrest. </p><p>2. I’m getting real tired of people bring up Sandra Bland like she was a martyr. She committed suicide. The state autopsy confirmed it and the family had a private autopsy done. They did not release the results but I’m sure they would have if their autopsy had said anything different. Her arrest may have been a little questionable but her death was not. </p><p>3. If true, the body search and phone call thing is the only thing I could see an issue with, I imagine you could file a formal complaint. </p><p>All in all, what I see here is yet another “yeah I broke the law but who cares I feel the police overstepped and thus I am completely innocent of any wrongdoing” post. </p>
Bad, Birthday, and Bodies : Imani Perry
 5 hrs
 Yesterday I was arrested. I was driving into Princeton to attend a
 symposium that one of my students organized, I was pulled over by the
 Princeton Township Police. They arrested me for ONE parking ticket from
 2013. Although there was both a male and a female officer on the scene,
 the male officer did a body search of me. He refused to allow me to call
 anyone from the University before arresting me, even though I told him I
 was uncomfortable with being taken into custody and having no one know
 where I was going. He asked me if I had any weapons, and put handcuffs
 on me. Then, when I arrived at the station, they handcuffed me to a table
 The whole time of course I was terrified and had the image of Sandra
 Bland's mug shot in my mind.
 I am fine now, although a bit shaken. And most of all, I was out of custody
 after a short time and immediately relieved. I am also, however trying to
 connect how terrified and vulnerable Ifelt, with the vast structure of the
 police state, the one in which people are arrested for parking fines, and
 then are threatened with sitting in jail all weekend if they can't make bail,
 and the snowball effect that so often flows from situations like this, or others
 where there is another minor infraction, or simply suspicion of Black
 movement, Black bodies in nice cars, Black running or walking or standing,
 or simply blackness. The worst case scenario didn't happen to me, and that
 was nothing more than fortuitous. But I'm putting my fear alongside others
 tragedies, and rededicating myself to the work of liberation.
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jetpack-jenny.tumblr.com/post/139069755523">jetpack-jenny</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://manfredvonfuckyourself.tumblr.com/post/139068086106">manfredvonfuckyourself</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://skypig357.tumblr.com/post/139067936436">skypig357</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://thetrippytrip.tumblr.com/post/139053176051">thetrippytrip</a>:</p>
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<p>On Sandra Bland’s 29th birthday my blood is boiling to see this. A University professor, arrested, body searched, and HANDCUFFED to a desk over a parking ticket.</p>
<p>What we see with Imani and what we saw with <b>‪#‎SandraBland</b>‬ is that education, employment, position, privilege, style, influence, etc. are not adequate forms of protection from bad policing. It’s very sad that we must be scared of those who are in power mainly to protect and serve! </p>
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<p>Called a warrant. Pay your fine and there’s no warrant. See how that works? </p>
<p>Not bad policing. It’s an idiot prof</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Why on earth is “handcuffed” put in all caps as if it were an atrocious, unforgivable act?<br/></p>
</blockquote>
<p>A shorter post would be <br/>“I committed a crime and was arrested for it.”</p>
</blockquote>

<p>1. If you were arrested for a ticket from 2013, I’m guessing they had an outstanding warrant for your arrest. </p><p>2. I’m getting real tired of people bring up Sandra Bland like she was a martyr. She committed suicide. The state autopsy confirmed it and the family had a private autopsy done. They did not release the results but I’m sure they would have if their autopsy had said anything different. Her arrest may have been a little questionable but her death was not. </p><p>3. If true, the body search and phone call thing is the only thing I could see an issue with, I imagine you could file a formal complaint. </p><p>All in all, what I see here is yet another “yeah I broke the law but who cares I feel the police overstepped and thus I am completely innocent of any wrongdoing” post. </p>

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