Cops Bring In Helicopter After White Lady Calls 911 On Black Folks Packing Luggage

Apparently, you can’t even pack up after a vacation while black in America any more.

As is becoming normal, a white lady became concerned after seeing three black people loading luggage into the car. Apparently the woman was unfamiliar with the concept of Occam’s razor, which would lead one to believe that they had just concluded or were embarking on a vacation because she jumped straight to ‘they’re looting the place.’

“During our time in Cali we have been staying at an Airbnb. The 30th was our second morning and at about 11am we checked out. he four of us packed our bags, locked up the house and left,” Kells Fyffe-Marshall posted on Facebook after she and her friends were surrounded by more than a half-dozen police cars. Oh, yeah — there was a helicopter involved, too:

The officers came out of their cars demanding us to put our hands in the air. They informed us that there was also a helicopter tracking us. They locked down the neighborhood and had us standing in the street. Why? A neighbour across the street saw 3 black people packing luggage into their car and assumed we were stealing from the house. She then called the police.

About 20 minutes into the incident, she says things “escalated” when the Sergeant arrived and didn’t know what Airbnb is.

“He insisted that we were lying about it and said we had to prove it. We showed them the booking confirmations and phoned the landlord… because they didn’t know what she looked like on the other end to confirm it was her.. they detained us – because they were investigating a felony charge – for 45 minutes while they figured it out,” Fyffe-Marshall says.

So…you’re probably thinking there’s more to this story. They must have done something horrible to provoke this. According to police, the white lady who called them became suspicious when she and her friends didn’t wave to her while she gawked at them.

Recently, a white neighbor called the cops on a black former Obama staffer as he moved into his new apartment, claiming that he was a burglar. Unfortunately, this is the sort of thing we are seeing in Trump’s America. Skin color is criminalized while the crimes of our President* and his cohorts are ignored.  Unfortunately, our law enforcement officers (as we can see from this video and countless others) are complicit.

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STORY TIME: During our time in Cali we have been staying at an Airbnb. The 30th was our second morning and at about 11am…

Posted by Kells Fyffe-Marshall on Tuesday, May 1, 2018