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Friday, May 29, 2020

Facedown on his grandmother's grassy Texas lawn, a young black man cried as officers pointed guns at him for his alleged failure to heed a stop sign. His 90-year-old grandmother, dressed in a cream-colored nightgown, exited her brick home and stood by her wailing grandson with a walking stick in her left hand.

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Neighbors and loved ones watching his May 16 arrest called for 21-year-old Tye Anders to put his hands down and screamed at officers for having their firearms ready.

"He's scared. Y'all have guns on him. He's black," one woman called out to the officers. "Do y'all not see how many black people are getting shot?"

Police wanted Anders to walk toward them while they had their guns drawn, but Anders refused.

"I'm scared," he shrieked.

Anders is facing a felony evading charge. Police were trying to initiate a traffic stop for Anders's alleged failure to stop at a traffic sign but he continued to drive to his grandmother's house, according to a statement provided by Midland Public Information Officer Erin Bailey.

Officers repeatedly instructed Anders to exit his car. When he did, instead of cooperating by walking toward them, "he stopped and laid on the ground," she said.

Another day and another video showing police overreaction in ways seldom seen in urban/suburban non-minority America. I can't imagine how a 90 year old woman with a walking cane trying to protect her rightfully fearful grandson from being shot is threatening to the ones holding the only guns at the scene.

I'm just so tired of this and the dehumanizing treatment of suspects only wanting to live long enough to actually have their day in a court of law without being summarily executed for "failure to comply." No one deserves to be treated like this in response to a non-violent, non aggressive traffic violation. It shouldn't even need to be said.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-29 07:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Anders and his grandmother, who lost consciousness at the scene, are still coping with what happened, according to his attorney, Justin A. Moore. "They're still a bit befuddled by what happened," he told The Washington Post. "They have concerns about police response and future police response to them existing in that city."

Anders will fight his felony charge for evading before considering any civil rights claims of malicious prosecution or 14th Amendment claims regarding racial profiling, Moore said. Moore said his client was acting out of fear and could pay a hefty toll for being afraid.

"It's inhumane to expect a person to try and overcome that fear to just be labeled a felon," he said. "This speaks to a trend of overpolicing black folks in America: You can't even be afraid without being labeled a criminal for it."

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-05-29 07:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Pitiful.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-05-29 11:46 AM | Reply

Well, in the cops defense the suspect WAS black.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-29 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Granny was openly brandishing a weapon. She brought a cane to a gunfight...
-Officer's explanation to his boss, shortly before going on crossing-guard duty

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2020-05-29 12:57 PM | Reply

Police forces across the nation are infected by a sub-culture of racism. Until there is a fundamental change in the way law enforcement is administered, from the top down, nothing is going to change.

#6 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-05-29 02:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Officers repeatedly instructed Anders to exit his car. When he did, instead of cooperating by walking toward them, "he stopped and laid on the ground," she said."

Funny.

Some people say the bird watcher threatened that lady by approaching her.

So, if he had approached the cops as ordered, that would have been a threatening gesture.

See how that works?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-29 02:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Another example of something that wouldn't have been done to a white person.

The dude ran a stop sign. No high speed chase involved. Nada.

I completely understand his wanting to be in what he considered a safe place with witnesses before exiting his vehicle.

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-29 02:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Meanwhile a white man with a knife charges at cops and he is taken into custody alive. Pass a bad $20 and its a death sentence for a black man.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-29 03:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why are so many cops such cowards. There was no reason at all for that cop's behavior.

#10 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-29 03:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#7 Are you fu***ng retarded Snoofy.

Approached -

past tense: approached; past participle: approached
1.
come near or nearer to (someone or something) in distance or time.
"the train approached the main line"

I said that women have posted articles about men approaching them in public, running, biking, walking in the park, etc... to offer help(flat bike tire), ask the time, etc... And the fact that they are alone, and the man is bigger and stronger they feel unease. WTF is so hard to digest that.

I never said approaching her was threatening her, but to some women when they're alone it puts them at unease. it's not an opinion, I've posted links to the articles... what the F is your issue with digesting, as odd as it seems to a guy, just giving a nod to a woman in the park can make them nervous?

#11 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2020-05-29 03:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#11 | Posted by kwrx25

In defense of THAT statement I have seen similar articles. I think it is somewhat irrational. Are there men out there that would do something? Sure but by and large the answer is they are genuinely willing to render assistance. When I say by and large I have to believe it is over 99%. Maybe it's me and maybe it is a form of being selfish but it makes me feel good to help people. I hate when I question should I approach that woman or that child to help because some nut job may question my intent. This irrational society of fear we live in only empowers those that would do harm I feel.

All that said I don't believe it was you Snoofy was referring to and the one poster here I am thinking of is Sentinel and Snoofy has a very good point...

#12 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-05-29 04:32 PM | Reply

"I never said approaching her was threatening her"

You said she said approaching her is threatening her.

A distinction without a difference.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-29 04:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They deserved this for running a stop sign and for being black.

-Boaz

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-29 05:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why are so many cops such cowards.
#10 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE

Many of them lack the benefits of a Liberal Arts education. Or any education beyond high school, for that matter.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-29 06:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I never said approaching her was threatening her, but to some women when they're alone it puts them at unease. it's not an opinion, I've posted links to the articles... what the F is your issue with digesting, as odd as it seems to a guy, just giving a nod to a woman in the park can make them nervous?
#11 | POSTED BY KWRX25

No doubt she can feel nervous.

If she was nervous and this is how she responded, she should put herself in therapy.

That's the best nod I can give her. She ------ up, and she knows it. Stop defending her.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-29 09:21 PM | Reply

At least they put her on the grass, I was put on the hot pavement when I was delivering a repo to the bank lot.

#17 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-05-30 08:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Texass

#18 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-05-30 10:24 AM | Reply

"Officers repeatedly instructed Anders to exit his car. When he did, instead of cooperating by walking toward them, "he stopped and laid on the ground," she said."

Smart man, this is the only reason he's alive.

#19 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2020-05-30 11:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not everything is about race. Pigs will be pigs, and the vast majority of the time they target people because they perceive them to be of a lower economic class.

#20 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-05-30 11:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

The stop sign was in a white neighborhood

#21 | Posted by fresno500 at 2020-05-30 11:57 AM | Reply

"You said she said approaching her is threatening her."

After he made a threatening statement, acted like he was going to steal or poison her dog, and approached them again after she told him to leave them alone.

#22 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-05-30 11:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

During this pandemic era expect law enforcement to issue many more tickets. We watched in 2008, here in Ft. Lauderdale as "fines and forfeitures", as listed in the city budget tripled. Cities have to pay their bills somehow and when tax revenue falls "fines and forfeitures" increase. That's a fact of life that you should remember and act accordingly. In 2008, if you ran a stop sign in my neighborhood you could be pretty sure there was a police watching, then when the economy improved people ran them all the time and nothing happened. If they continue to do so they will soon be paying for their indiscretions. Most likely many will be paying for indiscretions that didn't even happen.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-30 12:28 PM | Reply

"steal or poison her dog"

I'll take "Reasons to leash your dog" for 200, Alex.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-31 12:17 AM | Reply

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