First there was DWB* in Los Angeles

Now we have SAEACWB** in Los Angeles:

“The trials and tribulations of being a black man.

“Had a wrestling show today. My car was acting up again, so Steph dropped me off. After the show I walked to a gas station not far away to buy cigarettes, a bottle of water and a cookie and wait for her to pick me up. Just as I was standing around wondering what the hell I was going to use for my 365 days shot so late in the day, two cop cars pulled up next to me.

“‘What are you doing sir?’

“‘I’m waiting for a ride.’

“If my people have learned anything over the years, it’s to be as polite and cordial to the police as possible. I certainly wasn’t looking to have my ass Rodney Kinged tonight.”
on being a black man in a white man’s world…, Chris Maverick, August 5, 2007 (hat tip LJV)

We live in a world where Rodney King is a verb. If it’s this fucked-up, you know you’re in Los Angeles.

*Being pulled over by the cops for Driving While Black.
**Being questioned by the cops for Standing Around Eating A Cookie While Black.

Update 080807: Oops, this happened in Pittsburgh, not LA.

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2 Responses to First there was DWB* in Los Angeles

  1. Just for the record. I was in Pittsburgh, not Los Angelos.

    -M

  2. Ginger says:

    -M,

    Sorry about that. I should have checked the location. I’m unfortunately Los Angeles-centric.

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