An amateur videographer captured what seemed to be a D.C. plain clothes detective brandishing his gun during a snowball fight. But, then it appears from Detective Baylor’s side of the story, walkers were throwing snowballs at the passing cars…including his and he was hit with a snowball.
If you don’t live on the East Coast and have not been a part of this massive snowstorm, you may not realize the danger simple snowballs could present. First of all, D.C. has small streets, lots of cars, and plenty of walkers. During a snow storm, it is absolutely unfathomable that people are actually driving rather than catching the subway. On an average day in D.C., the driving experience is scary and dangerous, but to add snow and folks throwing snowballs at the cars…NUTS!
The other ironic circumstances is how this scenario is playing out amongst the people. The cop, Detective Baylor, is black. The people involved in the snowball throwing (that instantly became protesters) are white. They are in his face, they are calling him a “pig” and officers that showed up on the scene (who are also white) aren’t much help. One officer even told them if they are having a problem with the detective to get his badge number and report him to the Sargent at the station. They even begin to chant, “Don’t bring a gun to a snowball fight!”
I can’t help thinking that had this been a black crowd and the cop white, this would’ve played itself out VERRRRRRRRRRY DIFFERENTLY. Read here for the video you’re getting ready to see. The media is so funny. PLEASE! check out the video they offer to support the report they give after you view ours. You’ll see what they’re trying to do with this story. We’ll leave the conclusion up to you.
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