A Conversation with the Police - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Ep. 9

Emmanuel Acho sits down with police officers from the Petaluma Police Department in Petaluma, CA. They discuss polarizing topics like defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, and accountability in the police force surrounding the tragic deaths of black civilians. This is not a conversation you want to skip!
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  1. phunkykelpie


    3 минутын өмнө

    I'm genuinely wondering if white people that say BLM have become a political campaign, they're doing this for the election, or whatever to that effect, really don't know the fact that black protests have ALWAYS been political. Black people know that elected representatives and legislations can and will change the way black lives are treated. That's why they've tried so hard over history to attain and protect their civil rights, and now in the BLM movement they're trying to elect officials/judges that will not work against the idea of equality, that decide on how tax money and funds are allocated to which segments of public service. Of course it's political. Their lives depend on it.

  2. Grace Beltran

    Grace Beltran

    49 минутын өмнө

    It's not only George Floyd it has been many men,children who have been beaten and killed with no accountability. The officer mention feeling hurt and I am trying to understand them but at the end of the day they have a uniform that could be removed not a skin color that historically and continuously had to fight for basic human rights. Officers are people, absolutely. In our everday day life we interact with people that are good and those you wonder how they continue to have any type of job. Not all officers deserve to wear a badge and those need to be permanently dismissed so the ones who have integrity may begin relationships with the communities they serve. One officer mentioned being hurt due to 15 years service,people of color have a lifetime being profile,stopped and beaten yet are hopeful for better relationship with officers. I do appreciate the officers trying to understand,it's a start.

  3. D T

    D T

    3 цагийн өмнө

    I love how they put a racist drunk druggie Floyd on some fucking crown. The acted like the the punishment he deserved

  4. William Brock

    William Brock

    5 цагийн өмнө

    If you’re sorry take an extra minute before discharging your weapons. Cowards.

  5. Crystal Miller

    Crystal Miller

    5 цагийн өмнө

    This was a most positive conversation, mad respect to you for the way you explained how black people feel and communicate when we see another black person at an event that might be mostly white and also about when we come in contact with a black cop, we do feel more relaxed and less scared and less judged. Now I want to give props to all the officers who showed up for this conversation and I have some respect for you gals and guys. I'm 51 and I was never afraid of the the police until this year with all the stuff coming more to light, I actually felt naive because I knew there were problems but never on this scale. I'm now scared when an officer is behind me while driving and I never was because I know I'm all good with everything but that doesn't matter , they can literally kill usand get away with it. We have police in some grocery stores and in nice neighborhoods and they stand there looking mean at most of us, there are a couple here and there that has a soft face and you feel comfortable speaking but my point is it's a grocery store, no problems going on, why can't they speak to us when entering that would be a good faith gesture an easy one to start building trust with black people. Just an example of an easy way to build trust.

  6. Twilight Imperial

    Twilight Imperial

    6 цагийн өмнө

    Kind of a missed opportunity to bring on a PD from low-crime Petaluma, CA - why not sit down with the cops from major cities? Also I felt this guy's points were vague, cliché, tonally preachy, and self-congratulatory at the end.

  7. Venomous moose

    Venomous moose

    7 цагийн өмнө

    Hell, growing up we had Officer Joe in the hood. He would ride through and speak to all. He garnered big respect from everyone.

  8. Its Me Dawg

    Its Me Dawg

    8 цагийн өмнө

    This is a good start, but needs to be redone . There needs to be Black-men in the room and some officers who are not afraid to speak their minds.

  9. Achmed the Dead Terrorist

    Achmed the Dead Terrorist

    8 цагийн өмнө

    I didnt see a single black cop. I night just be blind, but why is it whenever police are portrayed by most media sources, they are always ALL WHITE. Where are the black cops at? They exist too. For a woke channel that's kind of a weird thing to leave out. How do they feel? I'm sure they have equally important input.

  10. clay c

    clay c

    9 цагийн өмнө

    Im a white Mexican and I would be scared being around so many cops. Them standing around outside gave me anxiety

  11. HK-1


    9 цагийн өмнө

    I find this conversation SO UPLIFTING let's continue this OPEN DIALOGUE😀 👮 WOO WOO!

  12. DS Construction Interior Design

    DS Construction Interior Design

    9 цагийн өмнө

    This was a good conversation

  13. DukeManeShawty


    11 цагийн өмнө

    I dont like and subscribe often but you earned mine today ✊🏾 Great input on both sides

  14. Muse Amore

    Muse Amore

    11 цагийн өмнө

    For mental health calls they need to have rubber bullets or better foam to take down the patient until professional get there.

  15. Pro Justice

    Pro Justice

    11 цагийн өмнө

    3:20 it was ONE white police officer, the other was ASIAN , the other was Latino.

  16. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe

    12 цагийн өмнө

    All I got for this is that this black dude is a straight-up racist. He literally admits to this a bunch of times throughout the video.

  17. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe

    12 цагийн өмнө

    Him talking about George Floyd and the trauma 90% of black people went through since they can see themselves as him is dumb. First, I see everyone as people, so if someone is unjustly killed for something (the cop who kneeled on Floyd did this to many white people as well, where are those tapes?) I'm going to feel trauma no matter the color of their skin, and be able to see myself as that person. I don't think I am any different than a black person just because of the color of my skin. What he's saying is RACIST. Secondly.... blame the media for blowing up the story. White people are killed by police officers all the time, in fact, it happens more often (let's not get into ratios) so then why aren't we talking about all of those videos? Media doesn't broadcast them because it doesn't fit their narrative. You're a slave to the media good sir. Brainwashed.

  18. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe

    13 цагийн өмнө

    Haha the cop says that he treats black people more carefully because he knows the public eyes are on him. Narrative fucking annihilated.

  19. S Grant

    S Grant

    13 цагийн өмнө

    I agree that Nick seems to really understand the nuances of this issue more than the rest. But why did Emmanuel go to Nick so often? He wasn't on the panel.

  20. June Williams

    June Williams

    13 цагийн өмнө

    I wish you had asked them if any of them live in a diverse neighborhood. I think that tells a lot about their mindset.

  21. TekniCaliSpeakin


    13 цагийн өмнө

    Let's give a shout out to the officers for being open and honest. Coming a city with bad policing, it has taken many many years of living in a city with "good" policing to lessen the traumatic effects. Most of you guys have no idea what it feels like to get ready for college, then prepare yourself to be hunted while driving your car to campus. It's so jarring to be treated like a gang member for part of the day and then like a college student for another part. And then the kicker is, when you actually do meet a real gang member, they treat you with more respect than the cops do. But I digress, props to these officers for having an honest, open and constructive conversation. This needs to be a regular occurence.

  22. Happy Fun Time

    Happy Fun Time

    14 цагийн өмнө

    Bruh blm literally is a movement that will never go anywhere they don’t have a plan except to protest and be violent and complain until 1 police officer does something thats tragic its like their feeding off of rare tragic police cases just my opinion

  23. cristian luna

    cristian luna

    14 цагийн өмнө

    I'm sorry, but I feel as if this conversation is WAY too one-sided. And I don't believe you're actually letting the police officers speak their minds on actual issues that we are dealing with. I believe if you want to have an actual back and forth debate. I recommend you not speak with police officers. And instead, reach out to someone who has dealt with police and criminals. To get an objective third-party perspective, I recommend you reach out and have a conversation with Shawn Ryan of the vigilance elite.mnmore.info/bin/video/lJ3UwLFxd6ubZ9Y. There I guarantee you will have an uncomfortable conversation with him. And you will also encounter disagreements that are well-argued and well backed.

  24. Go Muscles

    Go Muscles

    15 цагийн өмнө

    I dont know who Nick is but i think he needs to travel the country and be apart of the training of Police officers. He seemed legit. Thank you boys in blue for your services.

  25. Dwayne Davis

    Dwayne Davis

    16 цагийн өмнө

    These "safe" questions are annoying! The questions that are being asked are not uncomfortable enough for me! Where's the questions about the "no snitch" code among officers that are supposedly the "good" ones? Its worse than the ones in the hood, when they are doing an investigation! There's other questions but too much to type!

  26. Ryan Ridout

    Ryan Ridout

    18 цагийн өмнө

    So burning down random ass businesses and burning cars and knocking statues is justice u wanna know what justice looks like go look at Martin Luther Ling Jr. that was an awesome man who called for justice and didn’t back down fo no one till he got what he wanted he protested he didn’t riot and catch cities on fire. That’s what BLM is doing. What they are doing is not justice and is not equal punishment

  27. Ryan Ridout

    Ryan Ridout

    18 цагийн өмнө

    Ok first of all Jacob Blake was a criminal he literally a 15 year old girl and decided to go back to the house he rowed her at and then tried to pull a knife out on 2 police officers

  28. Natalie


    22 цагийн өмнө

    I think more care was needed by the interviewer to facilitate this discussion. This is a sensitive topic and if you want to have a more genuine conversation (and have the police put their guards down) the interviewer needed to approach different and express less of his opinion so early on. It was nice to see everyone come together to try and have a conversation though.

  29. russell smith

    russell smith

    23 цагийн өмнө

    The only thing I would add when talking about the blue lives matter issue, your job as a cop is just that a job you choose. Not something your born into. Your looked at differently once youbout the uniform on, I am viewed differently from birth

  30. Jacob Kirt

    Jacob Kirt

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The problem with this video is they’re leaving out crucial points in these cases that can somewhat tell the story of why the officer acted this way, so really this video doesn’t serve as a real good middle ground for talking out the problem

  31. nisean gordon

    nisean gordon

    Өдрийн өмнө

    To enforce the law, one must first uphold it in their personal lives. To the point where they can spread that throughout their community. I’m pro police, but anti police corruption.

  32. G J

    G J

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I really commend this police department for stepping up. They didn’t have to do this. I hope this was educational for them.

  33. luke danzig

    luke danzig

    Өдрийн өмнө

    They only choose white cops

  34. Kyle G

    Kyle G

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Nick is the SJW go to.

  35. Kyle G

    Kyle G

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This is not an epidemic.

  36. Michael Henagan

    Michael Henagan

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Black folks need to STOP saying cops, black or white, make them nervous...cops literally get off on that shit...

  37. F-35A Lightning II

    F-35A Lightning II

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Ok, irrelevant and this is in no way a determinant of character BUT who is the guy wearing actual jackboots at 3:35.

  38. teetee


    Өдрийн өмнө

    the training for police officers is very poor. when we say abolish the police we mean it, this is a system that cannot be saved, the history of the system itself is rooted in the oppression of black and brown ppl and the fact that anyone can become a police officer with such poor criteria is terrifying.

  39. Jordan Miller

    Jordan Miller

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I find the guy comes off as kind of patronizing. Should've been more black voices. Even though he has a lot of good points. There needs to be more variety in black voices here instead of one man speaking for black people.

  40. Kev Jr.

    Kev Jr.

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The officer that killed Floyd, no he was not arrested immediately. He was given round-the-clock protection for his house and given three days to turn himself in.

  41. Jesse Taylor

    Jesse Taylor

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The police don't need defunding. If anything they need MORE funding. Police in the US are so under trained its not even funny. They need more training and experience to prevent these kinds of things from happening.

  42. Ryan Patton

    Ryan Patton

    Өдрийн өмнө

    “Whenever I walk into a room, a restaurant, church, anywhere, I’m looking for black people.” It might just be me, but half the time I don’t get why the number of ones own race in a building has to matter, or at least immediately. In my opinion, as a black man, I won’t trust, favor, or hold an individual higher than another simply bc they’re black. When is the context of character going to be more important than race? Will we ever learn to be able to see past someone’s skin? I ask myself those questions a lot and it saddens me that when the moderator walks into a room, the first thing that comes to his mind is how many of “us” are there compared to “them.” There shouldn’t be an “us” and “them.” A lot of black people love to quote or admire MLK but continue to go against one of his most well known sayings, “I look to the day where people will not be judged for the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” We all come from different places and have different experiences but I hope to see a day where people will walk into a room and not divide based on appearance instead of character and merit. That’s something everyone needs to work on.

  43. Travis Coon

    Travis Coon

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This needs to happen across America starting in the cities with the most force against black people. Maybe next time have citizens in the audience along with the police

  44. v s

    v s

    Өдрийн өмнө

    two face cops... if the cameras arent rolling statements would of been different

  45. Mylissa


    Өдрийн өмнө

    The cop Nick said, "We do things systematically, so we do things the same way!" You can't change what you don't know! ** Systematically: adverb in a way that relates to or affects the whole of something. "The banks have been systemically corrupted" ** History of the Police: A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing Written by Victor E. Kappeler, Ph.D. The birth and development of the American police can be traced to a multitude of historical, legal, and political-economic conditions. The institution of slavery and the control of minorities, however, were two of the more formidable historic features of American society shaping early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches, which later became modern police departments, were both designed to control the behaviors of minorities.

  46. Triston Campbell

    Triston Campbell

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I don't see why the girl has a pink uniform on? I think she should be wearing the same uniform as others it makes the uniform kinda of look like a joke like a buy online uniform honestly, she should be equal to others and wear the same uniform

  47. Jeffry Gardunio

    Jeffry Gardunio

    Өдрийн өмнө

    It is December 1, 2020 and the election has been decided. Is BLM a campaign or movement in your opinion? IMO it looks to be a campaign today.

  48. cchgn


    Өдрийн өмнө

    The police force is a union, so there is a "us vs them" mentality. Also, the LEO and SCOTUS had said that the police do NOT have an obligation the "protect and serve" U.S. citizen, yet we are forced to pay them with our taxes. IMO, we shod pull our taxes (defund) until they make that contract with us.+

  49. Rodger Quinn

    Rodger Quinn

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Defund doesn't mean disband. It's about tackling social issues at the root cause before they escalate and need a police officer in the first place.

  50. Forty Mule

    Forty Mule

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Bruh In my humble opinion this was a total waste of time. This type of milque-toast approach will NEVER ERACISM. Seems like I was the only one uncomfortable watching this. They seemed really comfortable with this weak approach to dealing with systemic racism in policing in America that found its root/origin in American SLAVE PATROLS

  51. ReRe1908


    Өдрийн өмнө

    When I was growing up in the 70's, my community started a program with local police bc of the riots that took place in the late sixties. The program was called "Officer Friendly". The police visited local schools to educate kids about safety, bullying, friendships, etc. It gave children in an urban setting the ability to see police officers in a different light, as a member of the community educating kids about everything that is important to becoming a responsible member of their community. I learned to respect the police, even when they showed up in the neighborhood to arrest someone. This type of program must return in order to make a change.

  52. Timothy Thomas

    Timothy Thomas

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I thought the question of how to get black kids not to see cops as a threat or be scared of them, was a good question. I think accountability and retraining is the key.

  53. brl987


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Some cops are pro 2nd Amendment. They patrol believing it's their last day because they don't know who has a gun. Why be pro 2nd Amendment and work believing it's your last day because the possibility of being shot and killed?

  54. K Manwarren

    K Manwarren

    Өдрийн өмнө

    So is Mr. Acho's goal to lecture? Why are there no Black, Hispanic, or even female police officers. All officers don't actually look like these four men. Adding realistic layers of race and gender into the picture, which should be, blows up this entire narrative. A medical doctor is not in the same situation so the punishment shouldn't be the same. Medical doctors take an oath to "Do no harm" and are not usually in a tense situation (with the exception of ER docs who receive special training) where there are seconds to make life and death decisions. After watching this, his last statement was that it starts with our police officers. No. It's starts with the perception taught by the parents and those that children look up to. If they are perceived as heroes and superstars, police officers will be honored. Young Black children aren't being assaulted by cops. They are already afraid and hostile toward them when they first meet if that's what they are taught.

  55. K Manwarren

    K Manwarren

    Өдрийн өмнө

    We as Black people are taught before we ever have a chance to experience good or bad that we are under attack from white people, police, and society. They don't need to disarm us, we shouldn't see them as anything but people doing their job. We have been taught by our own people that white people are not people. We have been told that they don't see us as people and that we are being conspired against. These are all brainwashing lies.

  56. K Manwarren

    K Manwarren

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The officer that said that when approaching a Black suspect he treats it more delicately...that's what statistics show across the board. There are more unarmed white people shot than Blacks, by number and by percentage of total population. People are shouting for Black equality, but this officer knows that they don't mean actual equality. If so, he would be able to consider all situations and suspects equally, not Blacks as delicate, and Whites as less delicate. Just saying. So then, very little excessive force? Answer: Yes. Very little.

  57. K Manwarren

    K Manwarren

    Өдрийн өмнө

    In a room full of white police officers, truth be told, he probably felt the safest he ever has; not because of their badges, but because each one of them are human with hearts.

  58. Mike Rivera

    Mike Rivera

    Өдрийн өмнө

    the training in the police right now is to control the suspect as opposed to control the situation. The problem with the mindset of control the suspect means that every person that becomes out of control they instantly become a suspect because they have become something that needs control. This is an inherent problem when it comes to interactions with police and minorities because minorities are frustrated of constant nteractions with the police. So when they see a police officer minorities are angry on top of the immediate nervousness that comes with police interaction.

  59. vincent washington

    vincent washington

    Өдрийн өмнө

    My honest assessment is Distrust. 55 years traveling and witnessing ameriKKKan police in action. I believe they played to the camera making sure the right thing was said .

  60. Roy Niedfeldt

    Roy Niedfeldt

    Өдрийн өмнө

    You say Black people care about cops and all lives that is know. I ask by who, I don't think you have ever lived in the hood or traveled to the hoods of America and talked to real people much. Many black people in the hood hate the cops and want them to die. Look at Lebron who couldn't even wish condolences to two innocent officers and their families who a black man tried to execute in California. You simply are not dealing with facts but painting a very biased and none reality based narrative.

    • Vlad


      Өдрийн өмнө

      And LeBron James is himself and not an entire ethnicity...

    • Vlad


      Өдрийн өмнө

      So you know all the black people?

  61. Fumbi B

    Fumbi B

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    What kills me the most is that this whole unit is nothing but white officers. It's a problem, But then it's not a problem at the same time. So you mean to tell me Other races didn't apply or weren't qualified for the job. For this country to be as diverse as it is. Seems like you would see A more diverse unit. The population of non whites were 15'000 and 46000 whites. (

  62. starkeclipse


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    This fell flat for me. He was asked directly about what to do to bridge the gap between young black children and police officers. He could have given such important advice here, but he gave vague generalities instead. The most useful response he gave was to participate in sports. That's a great start. But providing more tangibles like that could go a huge way for people who are estranged from that group and clearly don't know how to start working that bridge. Give those men some concrete educational scaffolding.

  63. Stephan Pierre-Jerome

    Stephan Pierre-Jerome

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Too short, you've have to make these interviews longer especially on issues like these!

  64. Ernest Samuels

    Ernest Samuels

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    That's a good start and i think instead of the police waiting for people/organizations to reach out to them,they should try and reach out to those people and organizations. Together we can move this country forward

  65. Michelle Veals

    Michelle Veals

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    One thing that wasn't discussed that is so key is good cops being bold and brave enough to speak up when they see police misconduct. And when they do, not being villefied by other officers for breaking some blue code of silence or brotherhood. Bad cops exist because they are allowed to continue bad behavior with impunity.

  66. The Gopro Guy

    The Gopro Guy

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Did he really just ask a police officer, why does “defund the police” hurt you?

  67. Sergio Nieto

    Sergio Nieto

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Is that Biden won black lives really do matter! We must pay for restitution by giving them higher paying job opportunities. That’s the balance of the minority men! But as a Native American that has been denied tribunal rights and ancestral land rights back, I have suffered racism from every race in this life. I have learn to not hate just see the good men and women in every race! I also learned in my faith in Jesus bible that Everyman is a sinner and certain races breed tenderles care and some fear that leads to hate a white man or black man or woman in uniform also many pre determined insistencies that may come from the pshycological mind that has been passed down or taught heavily through television. Sometimes we cannot control what we think about bad kids but we have to control and relax and let go! God forgives even sins you don’t know about. But seek forgiveness for the heavy sins you already know your sins even if it’s not considered a crime. Seek forgiveness that comes from the heart not just words at hand that flow like everything you may think about a black folk that just needs assist or another minority of color like me a brown man called minority. Please maintain the balance and grow from your talk. We all know George Floyd wasnt the best person and night have been an ignorant hoe but he didn’t deserve to go! I stand with black lives matter but I support the porks to work together! I gotta go eat me some chicken. God bless our beautiful nation! Amen.

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    dashe io

    2 өдрийн өмнө

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  69. Daniel A. Thornton

    Daniel A. Thornton

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    The part I didn't care for is where the officer downplayed police excessive force by labeling it as "unfortunate incidents".

  70. Vienna Day

    Vienna Day

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I mean, the officers initial response to George Floyd's murder was appalling IMO, yet nobody there seemed to even be phased by it. If you're more concerned with the image you and other cops will have rather than being appalled by a man being choked to death; then there is something very wrong with you. And the other guy saying "the cop was fired, arrested, charged immediately" BULLSHIT! It took months of protest and riots in the street to make that happen. I dk how many times and how many govt offices I called petitioning for those arrests and even still the charges brought weren't enough.

  71. J Lekan

    J Lekan

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Friendly reminder: George Floyd was NOT a "George Floyd" situation he was a goddamn person.

  72. Heather W

    Heather W

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    People say practice makes you perfect & respect your elders... the only issues with those statements are we were taught at a fairly young age that no one is perfect. And who in the holy mother of moomoo decided that the elderly are the only ones to respect. A few things I've discovered, not sure if anyone else has/had these thoughts but in my opinion these are quotes from me.... 1. Practice does not make you perfect... practice makes you better. Do not respect your elders, you need to respect any & all people no matter their age, job, religion, sex, no sex, freaky, freaky happy, scary happy, happy scary, half dragon half unicorn, sad, fluffy, stick figure, clean, dirty, has a place to leave, homeless, or a two toed toad & the list could go on & on & on & on & on & I am sure someone out there could find a way to add a ton more of people, things, whatever to rebel against but we all still should respect those too. Example just because I am homeless doesn't mean I don't deserve respect. You have no idea how I got here or why. But I still respect you. It is just plain old common sense. There is no reason in this world, for however long we still have it, should there be any reason as to why you shouldn't respect someone. You don't have to like someone to respect them. I'm sure police don't like a lot of the people they arrest but at least majority of the police officers give suspects respect even when the person being arrested is trying to cut them down, spit, & shit on'em, making police a full out of themselves, even yet purposely making a damn hard ass effort to turn what good polices we still have out there left to look like they're the bad guys now. Has no one ever sat back & observe that no matter who you are or where you came from or how you grew up there will & always will be " that " group of (insert what ever here), that gives us all a bad name. What race or religion has only had good people & never have done wrong? Tell me that & I'll show you somebody full of shit. Oh how I so could type more but since I have typed a lot I will be stopping now. Thank you to the ones who continued to finishing reading my words. Oh, & if you do good, you get good. You do bad, you get bad.

  73. 0ngoing


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Regardless of politics. This video is truly good to promote open forums and discussions. That cannot be argued.

  74. Alex Sanchez

    Alex Sanchez

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    that would be the same backwards if 35 black guys surrounded 1 white guy im sure he would be nervous too, putting things in that way is more biased than logic . cant just blame one side the are alot of problems that need to be fixed from both sides.

  75. jabba978


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    This was a very good conversation that should should occur more and be more publicize so that we can have a mutual understanding of the relationship between minority civilians and police officers.

  76. Orzora_The_Money_Goddess


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Have you sat down with gang members who have killed black boys and girls, fathers and mothers? Giving drugs a cozy home in our neighborhoods and not caring to speak up when innocent loves are taken over a street they don't even own?? Asking them why would help the black community today. When will we hold our own people accountable before wondering why law enforcement are in these deadly neighborhoods when we calling for help due to drive bys?

    • Cesar Salazar

      Cesar Salazar

      2 өдрийн өмнө

      "deadly neighborhoods" you mean areas in cities where minorities were segregated into living worse live in comparison to white neighborhoods? there's no logical explanation that suggests minorities commit more crime other than the fact that the oppression they live under is what's causing it, open your mind

  77. The King's Channel

    The King's Channel

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I don’t if this will make sense to anyone but I feel like it starts with building relationships. At my school we have a resource officer who is a police officer for the town my school is in. And I can say he’s a good guy, I like him, and he’s chill. If I see him in the hallway, I’ll stop and we’ll have a conversation and I know that I can go to him if I need something. Now say I was speeding or I blew a stop sign and the officer from my school stopped me, I would feel more comfortable knowing that he stopped me because I have that good relationship with him. Doesn’t mean he’s gonna let me off without a ticket but I would be less tense and less nervous if it were him then say a random police officer that I don’t know. So that where it starts because especially with high tense situations I feel like things wouldn’t be as violent if the suspect had a good relationship with one of the officers. The suspect would be more likely to talk and that officer could potentially descalate the situation because he has a good relationship with the suspect.

  78. Shenel Burke

    Shenel Burke

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    someone get this man a tv show

  79. Imliterally Sostupid

    Imliterally Sostupid

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Lmao that first conversation had em shook

  80. Grant De Lacy

    Grant De Lacy

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Personally, I think accountability is a big issue. The wrong, or not enough people are being held accountable. If a police officer does something wrong, 10 times and is reported, then kills someone... why is the chief of police still walking free ? They just take the grunt, the easiest way out... they put him in jail, and then its all over. What about the chief of police, or whoever has been in charge hiring, or the mayor. I'm not so much into defunding the police. I think that's a misinterpreted message. I think the funds need to be redirected. Put to other uses. Stop buying so much equipment and gear........... use that money for better fitness training, firearms training/safety, deescalation training, more psychology, more or better therapy for the officers. I can't remember which department it was, but they bought all of their men 10,000 dollar sets of night vision goggles..... they buy these 200,000 dollar vehicles, but they wouldn't train their men how to operate, clear houses, breach doors, with the night vision goggles because it was too expensive... the price was 350 dollars per head. By a navy seal named Shawn Ryan. @vigilanceelite . Go check him out. 🇺🇲 . Anyways. Just food for thought. Everyone stay safe. Respect others. Respect the police. Respect your neighbor. Thank officers for their service. Be the difference that we need. You might just pay it forward. Change a mind or two. You can't stop racism by butting heads all the time. Either, both have to surrender, or neither will.

  81. Aluna L.

    Aluna L.

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I read that as if they were talking with the band “the police” I’m stupid

  82. Wombat


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    30+ white people in the room with Emmanuel Acho this is what black people experience on a daily basis we are always the foreigner (not good or fun kind aka Vacation). We dont speak the language of privilege, we dont have the equal opportunities to excel, we arent allowed to advance in our career paths, we dont have strong or any relationships with the white community, and as a result we move and progress in life much slower ... this is hell at least in the US this is true

    • Good Boy

      Good Boy

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      You really should check your black privilege.

  83. Todd McGowan

    Todd McGowan

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Why when I would use the word people black employees would make negative comments. Me Licensed Clinical Social worker working at psychiatric hospital inpatient unit. And is it at all possible that there are black persons who are just BAD people who are looking for trouble to cause conflict? There are good people and bad people in this world of all various cultures and colors. Trouble makers who are looking for a problem. Also...is it all possible that some black persons misinterpret a person in bad mood which has nothing to do with being racist, prejudice or bigotry? But turn it into that? I'm not on any other format. I can just ask this stuff here. I have a bunch more questions. And I KNOW I'm antiracist! Another one. What happened to what Martin Luther King started in the 60s? Meaning how come his philosophy wasn't followed up by white and black collectively. Am I allowed to say that Black Lives Matters for me started way back then with Martin Luther King. I feel many dropped his ball. I mean Martin's words carried over and had impact. But I feel there was just a lack of follow up. It's taken this long for someone to pick up the ball and say black lives matter. I don't know I have a bit of an index of suspicion as to why EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES dropped the ball on a serious move to help racial inequality. Like why even now there isn't some sort of professional organization in this country where intelligent black and intelligent white professionals are working on racial harmony daily? I find that strange. As if neither wants change and wants to keep things the way they are until something BAD happens. So then there's a reason to point fingers and then there's a major upheaval. Meaning something in place to evolve before something bad happens. Then there can be blame. Nothing can be done once something bad happens. I'm talking PREVENTION! Like right now!!!!!!!!!!! Organization working on racial harmony in the United States! Without it there may just be repetitive problems happening! I leave it at that.

  84. conner long

    conner long

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Petaluma California? Try having that conversation in Catlettsburg Ky where they had to be told not to put blue lives matter punisher skulls on the squad cars.

  85. hypezoneninga


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    The thumbnail is the social distanced piper perry meme

  86. Queen Diamond

    Queen Diamond

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    11-28-20 Amazon just delivered my book. Major love 💘 and black awareness is a movement. Each one teach one. Just got my book and I'm hooked. #levelup✊🏾📚☝🏾reading 📚 in my super power. Congrats my brotha, well needed🙏🏾👏🏾!!! This is truly amazing I mean hands down, and a standing ovation. I 3:30 a.m. today 11-26-2020! I accidentally turned my TV to The View and I saw this good brother speaking about his book instantly went to Amazon and bought it. What you have created my brother is a new start, to a new beginning, to something far greater and bigger than you will ever imagine. This is what I call a real movement, to dismantle systemic racism bias in the police institution as a whole. As black people we do not see this type of group interaction, on this level of sophistication and intelligence, between a black man and a white Police Department. I do believe that this strategy can start an opening to the closed-minded perspectives, within the police departments and begin a positive step towards change. Watching this sit-down group interaction with you and the white police officers, made me say: THIS should be a mandatory series of lessons, that are taught to all current police departments. Especially,those who are in the media news and inflicting high levels of systemic racism and modern-day assassination and police brutality on Blacks, frequently. This was an educational teaching moment, where you use your platform,to help white officers gain understanding and knowledge, so they can begin to process their cultural biases and historical aggression,that they INFLICT ON black people, instead of using the DE-escalating tactics, to diffuse situations. If the government really wants to dismantle the systemic racism that is embedded in Amerikkklan history, this would be an excellent approach to start that positive narrative, moving towards change! In order to create change we need to re-educate the miseducated white officers and provide them with the tools on a social level, that will render positive interaction with black people. Due to lack of positive interactions & positive communication with black people in general, it has created a wage of uncomfort when white officers who encounter challenging interactions w/ black people! #handsdown👏🏾🙌🏾 amazing work. I can't wait to read your book🤴🏾☝🏾🙌🏾! #eachoneteachone💯 #supportingblackking🤴🏾✊🏾🙌🏾🎤 #unapologeticallyblack✊🏾💯

  87. God Bless

    God Bless

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    God bless, Jesus loves you and died for you all

  88. Cheryl Hoffman

    Cheryl Hoffman

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    The part where you said you look for black people everywhere you go, YES!! The level of comfort I feel. I live in a predominately white area, & I barely see people that look like me. The very few times I do, Its such a warming experience & we always exchange a short conversation or even a smile. Its an instant connection & it makes me day.

  89. Cheryl Hoffman

    Cheryl Hoffman

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I feel like there wasn’t enough said here. I want to know what is the reason behind use of force/violence when a black person simply asks why are they being pulled over? There was a video I seen where a black guy asked that question and it resulted in his car door being opened (unlawfully) and he was yanked out of his car.

  90. Jonah Symes

    Jonah Symes

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm white but how does a cop killing someone make me rasist

  91. Arlette Lahens

    Arlette Lahens

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    This one was amazing and powerful like the other episodes!!! I appreciate them from my 💚

  92. Carol C

    Carol C

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    It is Depressing as all hell listening to the many " I don't know " responses on how to get rid on Racism. We end Racism by NOT holding classes within the homes Educating children to be Racist, we end Racism by Educating ourselves on it, the history of Slavery and Oppression in this country ... As far as the Police Force is concerned, we end Racism by NOT incorporating Massive Training on Racism, Inclusion and Multiculturalism. There are many Good Law Enforcers who work hard at doing the right thing, but unfortunately there will always be many Members of our Law Enforcement, Courts Systems, Political and Corporations and continue to perpetuate racist systems behind closed doors.

    • Brittany Allen

      Brittany Allen

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      I agree totally Here is a rap song from a man about repenting of slavery. It’s not about giving money but repenting of the sins of the land. It’s not about worshipping black people but about love and forgiveness on BOTH SIDES. mnmore.info/bin/video/mbC5l9eBgKvYrMY

  93. MRocks


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I wish this was an hour long

  94. Mazzi NYC

    Mazzi NYC

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I’m so glad that I found this, this is needed for so many people to see. I commend these officers for sitting and having this conversation with you.

  95. Linden B

    Linden B

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    You spoke so eloquently thank you for giving me even more perspective then I already had. And thank you for giving me more ways to explain BLM to others

    • Brittany Allen

      Brittany Allen

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      Here is a rap song from a man about repenting of slavery. It’s not about giving money but repenting of the sins of the land. It’s not about worshipping black people but about love and forgiveness on BOTH SIDES. mnmore.info/bin/video/mbC5l9eBgKvYrMY BLM organization wrongly supports witchcraft and the breakup of the family



    3 өдрийн өмнө

    A big part of bridging this gap is officers getting out of their cars. Meet the people. Work in only 1 area for long periods of time. This builds relationships . With it comes understanding and understanding leads to friendships. An officer should serve 1 area for no less than 2 years . Get to know the people you serve .

  97. Carol C

    Carol C

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    For many, the Proximity/Racism is taught within the homes from childhood as an Extra Curriculum.

  98. The Danish girl

    The Danish girl

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    This. 😭😭😭😭