I have yet to be able to identify the name of who everyone’s calling “the White woman” but (if you don’t mind) I’ll just call her Sweet Polly Purebred.
Pregnant or not, before our very eyes we’ve been shown who Charlena really is. You know, calm and cordial when necessary, but a straight gangsta if things don’t go her way.
And that’s the real power here, words BECOME actions.
So this could have turned out much different if officers would have been more sensitive to the surroundings. This confusion and disagreement between two women who are part of the same community… belonging to the same school (One and employee and another client) was the REAL issue. And because one woman felt threatened and paranoid and called police to “back her up” and “avenge her” she escalated things unnecessarily. Sure, Cooks could’ve been wrong in her driving, etc. #roadrage But how many folks scream on others and “play cop” instead of “let it go?” How many folks are so cowardly that they push the “panic button” at the slightest sign of threat, when someone else raises their voice at them.