Quantcast

Black Woman Claims Racism When Police Thought She Was A Robber

Fay Wells is a black woman who had locked herself out of her apartment in Santa Monica, California.

The vice president of a media company was returning home from a soccer match and had to find a way to get back into her home. Yet, just a few minutes later, she heard a police officer demanding that she "come outside with her hands up." He also had a gun pointed at her.

Wells said, "I left my apartment in my socks, shorts and a light jacket, my hands in the air. 'What's going on?' I asked again. Two police officers had guns trained on me. They shouted: 'Who's in there with you?' How many of you are in there?'"

Ms. Wells said she remained calm as she walked towards the officers to explain that she was the only person home. She later learned the reason for the cops was because a white neighbor reported seeing a Latino man and two Latino women using tools to break into her apartment.

In addition, Wells believes that Santa Monica's Police Department's response was so strong because they thought they were dealing with ethnic minority offenders. She wrote that the police responded so strongly because she was a woman of color "in an almost entirely white apartment complex in a mostly white city."

Ms. Wells also states that the September 6 incident has destroyed her trust in the police. Police chiefs say 16 officers were at the scene.

Photo: Washington Post

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

If you tune into certain television programs these days, you can expect to hear nonstop chatter about how awful President Donald Trump is in the...

President Obama unveiled historic climate change rules for power plants, and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said "It's typical of the...

Police at Trump International Hotel in New York City. have arrested a man who was in possession of a large, metal pole and looking for President...

Despite the fact that most people and news outlets referred to the Islamic State extremist Muslim terrorist group as ISIS, former President Barack...

A gunman shot and killed three people in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday of this week before surrendering to police officers.

The...

Latest News Stories

Thanksgiving day is known as a time to get together with family to share a memorable feast while giving thanks for all of the good things in your...

A photo of a police officer is going viral when he was caught doing a very sweet thing. The officer was at the scene of an accident and found a...

Police are concerned about online predators, and just how vulnerable children are. One cop goes from school to school warning kids about 'bunny...

Republican Senators David Vitter and Steve King have recently introduced bills to end the birthright citizenship.

According to these...

In the last two weeks, CNN has taken one hit after another that has damaged the media outlet's reputation. Like a wild animal backed into a corner...