Skip to main content

via Alex Garland/The Dignity Virus
Peaceful protestors stage demonstration. Random white guy passing by starts screaming at them, takes off his shirt and approaches black man in the crowd, still screaming. Security guard promptly pepper sprays the black guy.
According to a police report, the guard said he used the spray because Wilford balled his fists and “took an aggressive step towards him.” [...]

“I thought he (the guard) was the helper, that’s why I approached him. But he thought I was the threat,” Wilford said Monday. [...]

Afterward, the heckler walked away and a YouTube video shows that the guard held and eventually handcuffed Wilford, about the time police showed up. A Seattle police officer shouted at a few of the onlookers to stay back as the guard escorted Wilford into Westlake Mall. Demonstrators shouted, “You pepper-sprayed the wrong guy” and similar comments.

This is in Seattle, not Ferguson. Yes, yes, it's all a misunderstanding. One that keeps happening over and over.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Sylv, ogre, deben, tikkun, eeff, dpeifer1949, hubcap, RumsfeldResign, sponson, cskendrick, mik, lippythelion69, shanikka, mkfarkus, otto, Rujax206, Cedwyn, sele, aitchdee, Texknight, resa, hangingchad, lezlie, defluxion10, JayBat, Noisy Democrat, ybruti, My Philosophy, davidincleveland, marina, blueyedace2, LarisaW, OpherGopher, basquebob, dewtx, viral, Kevskos, fixxit, majcmb1, Fury, Overseas, most peculiar mama, Tunk, bently, The Sheeping of America, profundo, AoT, raincrow, Gottlieb, blueoasis, MJ via Chicago, StrayCat, agnostic, JVolvo, lastamendment, blueoregon, kurt, markthshark, b3citizen, jessical, dconrad, getlost, gfre, millwood, Bridge Master, leonard145b, Assaf, Empower Ink, gizmo59, fb, JeffW, Phil N DeBlanc, tofumagoo, Cassandra Waites, smartdemmg, diras, shigeru, BYw, enemy of the people, pileta, LinSea, Carol in San Antonio, mkor7, UnaSpenser, moviemeister76, kingfishstew, Railfan, commonmass, commutergirl, FogCityJohn, gramofsam1, Observerinvancouver, SeattleTammy, LOrion, Puddytat, DrTerwilliker, kenwards, Oh Mary Oh, slice, theKgirls, annieli, pajoly, Front Toward Enemy, implicate order, MaryRW, marleycat, BarackStarObama, VirginiaJeff, enhydra lutris, Daulphin, bakeneko, cailloux, ratcityreprobate, DRo, Chitown Kev, spritegeezer, DEMonrat ankle biter, Davui, No one gets out alive, Monsieur Georges, Take a Hard Left, Sister Inspired Revolver of Freedom, Liberal Granny, OldDragon, Flying Goat, greenbastard, ahumbleopinion, Eric Nelson, barkingcat, a2nite, 420 forever, belinda ridgewood, parakeet, wxorknot, etherealfire, Glen The Plumber, dotdash2u, Lily O Lady, atana, jusjtim35, Late Again, Says Who, Oly moly, aresea, Yo Bubba, Alhambra, ggfkate, howabout, ET3117, duhban, Elizaveta, SirReal, JayyVee, JimValent, hbk, davematson, dewolf99, kobaltkween, silverfoxcruiser, ChristieC, elleDragonfly, bobcat41702, Doctor Jazz, Coaster Freak, aransdell, Blackwolf53, Ohaeri, darleneh, kickiewickie, 22niel, CWinebrinner, NoBlueSkies, dreadreas22, Darth Cthulhu, Mayakaath, HaroldPDX

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site