*Increasingly, we are shown evidence that suggests authorities of the Caucasian race become quite heavy-handed when it comes to apprehending black women. Now an example of this comes out of Arizona, where a disturbing video was released on Saturday by 3TV showing an encounter between an African American female who turns out to be an Arizona State professor and a white campus police officer.
The woman, named Ersula Ore, was attempting to cross a street on the college campus that was obstructed by construction work; when she was stopped by campus officer Stewart Ferrin, the TV station cites from a police report.
“The reason I’m talking to you right now is because you are walking in the middle of the street,” the officer is heard saying in the video. But the conversation shifted towards nasty after the officer demanded to see Ore’s ID, saying she would be arrested if she failed to produce it. Additionally, Ore is heard telling the officer not to speak to her with such disrespect.
The incident was captured by a police car video recorder, or Dashcam.
“I never once saw a single solitary individual get pulled over by a cop for walking across a street on a campus, in a campus location,” Ore responds. “Everybody has been doing this because it is all obstructed. That’s the reason why. But you stop me in the middle of the street to pull me over and ask me, ‘Do you know what this is? This is a street.’ ”
“Are you aware that this is a street?” Ferrin asks.
“Let me finish,” Ore says.
“OK, put your hands behind your back,” Ferrin says.
“Don’t touch me,” Ore says. “Get your hands off me.”
The situation continued to escalate until Ore ended up on the ground. She was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and other crimes, the report says.
Watch the video below and go to 3TV to read more.