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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  • picainches
    picainches2 orë më parë

    i love that theres alot of honesty going on

  • Joe Rogish
    Joe Rogish4 orë më parë

    The amount of entitlement and acting like the issues are all mostly on the cops side from this guy is insane.

  • Gypsy Knight
    Gypsy Knight9 orë më parë

    This is good. Some good questions and good answers. Frustration.....and optimism. But...I don't think it's really reflective of cops vs. Blacks. Petaluma is a city of 1 percent Black Americans. I think it would have been far more interesting, far more insightful, and far more realistic, if this had been an interview with Oakland cops.

  • michael mueller
    michael mueller10 orë më parë

    Couldn’t get through 5 mins of his rant lmao

  • Grant A
    Grant A11 orë më parë

    To me the reason there are r@sicts, is that people dont understand that their race is homo sapien and their culture is different, or their ethnicity is different. They need to realize speciation did not have enough time to create different races from existing. Everyone is related to each other, and if you take it back further everything alive and partially alive(viruses, prions, etc) is related to each other. Weve even decoded the genome which only proves this multiple times over. The rasicts are playing the old tribal game of kill the other tribe, and are being blind to the truth.

  • Zero1872001
    Zero187200111 orë më parë

    Shocked they didnt make up an excuse of the black guy having a weapon, so they could beat him down.

  • Dutch
    Dutch13 orë më parë

    What the fuck is this

  • DC Booker
    DC Booker18 orë më parë

    This needs to be 2hrs not 20 min.

  • MADMAX
    MADMAX19 orë më parë

    It's like this guy's never heard of internal affairs before. You can't just commit a crime as a police officer and get away with it, but you can be involved in a shooting and instantly be villainized by half the country. Look at what happened with the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, you got people like Lebron James tweeting the officers photo with "Your Next" without even having all the information of what happened. People are quick to condemn but slow to scrutinize there own bias.

  • Cajun Floridian
    Cajun Floridian19 orë më parë

    I personally believe it takes both sides to make it work between the community and police. The police will never be able to have a true relationship with the community if the culture being taught to kids at home is to hate and not trust the police. That's like trying to fill a bucket with water that has a hole at the bottom.

  • MK912
    MK91220 orë më parë

    “I’m sorry this is currently what you see us as” nah.... what he should have said is “I’m sorry some of us & our actions have caused your reaction to us to be fear rather than trust”.... period.

  • Kiwi Mills
    Kiwi Mills21 orë më parë

    Good episode, think allot of the problem is the control and authority police officers have. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. They act like cops are above citizens and there is an us vs them mentality for civilians in general. Then you add race on top of that and its doubled down. Do what I say , don't question me, OBEY me. Cops aren't superman or Gods. They sometimes act like they are and maybe need to believe that to put themselves on the line, but it can cause interesting mental issues. To me it is like what I imagine recruits go through in the military to train them that it is OK to take a life and OK to go to war and kill people. Once you are indoctrinated and ok with the fact that its ok because they are the enemy or its ok they aren't the US so its us or them it is hard to going back to being "Normal" Think this is why returning vets have PTSD and so many issues. When cops protect the brotherhood or focus on cops first it really is like a gang or army and no longer to protect and serve. People don't realize that PTSD also affects the Black community as their rights and freedoms have been trampled on for so long and if you look into origins of police or can relate it to slave patrols and Jim Crow laws and the general distrust of Blacks to doctors etc. It explains the mindset, but it is hard to empathize or imagine things that you yourself haven't seen or experienced. That is why it is so easy for people to say oh he shouldn't resist or he shouldn't have talked back, but when they do it it is ok. Sorry know this is getting long but just wanted to say my wife when I first met told me about things she had to go through as a woman and I think of myself as very good at putting myself in others shoes, but until she gave me certain scenarios I never would have even thought about how I never understood fully. We need to first work on holding police accountable for their actions ( Qualified Immunity), then we can work on the others because if they are equal and liable for their actions allot of the bad officers (Bully / Tyrants) won't feel safe and the good officers won't feel forced to protect ( Love it of leave it) and cover up things they know and see that is wrong. Good friend of mine said well they giving me tickets and stuff also so its the same thing, I said yes but you know why they pulled you over and you know how you can act, meanwhile I'm supposed to be Docile , calm, quiet and act submissive in order to not rock the boat. The US was founded on rock the boat and not going quietly into the night so the fact that you can and I can’t speaks volumes. Criminals aren’t scared of cops or going to jail law abiding citizens are, that is a problem!

  • Smith Bros Jakobie
    Smith Bros Jakobie22 orë më parë

    Acho you’re being a hypocrite. Maybe you and some black people need to spend time with white people or other race more?

  • THEODORE SANDERS

    THEODORE SANDERS

    11 orë më parë

    The video is literally him in a room full of entirely white people.

  • Buttonmstr
    ButtonmstrDitë më parë

    I really don't care for the question of, "When was the last time you sat down with a group of black people?" For me, that answer would probably be back when I was around 12 years old, when I lived in a predominately black neighborhood. I genuinely was confused why I kept hearing that black people were a "minority" when they were all I was seeing. Fast forward to now, I don't hang out with groups of black people, but I never hesitated inviting people of color to hangouts. When I first moved to this area, one of my best friends was black because we both enjoyed math and cooking and we had a very similar demeaner. We still occasionally text through Covid even after he moved. I'm not trying to use the, "I'm not racist, I have a black friend" defense. What I'm saying is that we need to stop seeing race as a defining feature and start seeing each other as humans with good and bad qualities just like us. This black man is my friend because he's a cool dude with cool attitudes. I've had lots of black friends through the years for the very same reason. I just wish we could stop having the conversation focus so much on race and phrased more like we are all brothers and sisters of the same family.

  • THEODORE SANDERS

    THEODORE SANDERS

    11 orë më parë

    That is a good idea. However, there are certain subjects where race is clearly pertinent and thus should be addressed.

  • Allagí
    AllagíDitë më parë

    Americans opposed to each other need to have these tough conversations. There is a lot fracturing right now in American society and the only way to fix that is to have real conversations with people you don't agree with. I don't mean shouting matches online. A house divided, (or subdivided) against itself cannot stand. To form a more perfect union we all need to take a step back, and decide to listen to others you disagree with. Have that tough, uncomfortable, conversation. At the end you may agree to disagree, but I bet my bottom dollar you both learned something that day.

  • Riley Wilson
    Riley WilsonDitë më parë

    13:32 I feel like people now think cops lives don’t matter. So yes I feel good when the blue lives matter flag is up. Same with the BLM, Both are good

  • Julissa Chavez
    Julissa ChavezDitë më parë

    I think this topic should include statistics. Also actually raising our children to be good members in our society would be helpful.

  • THEODORE SANDERS

    THEODORE SANDERS

    11 orë më parë

    What do you mean. Would you like to elaborate on?

  • Roy R
    Roy RDitë më parë

    As a Mexican, officers of color tend to be meaner. (Mexicans included like they prove something)

  • Jo Lewis
    Jo LewisDitë më parë

    Here's the discomfort, the Black people that get killed or shot, when they're NOT in the mist of a crime, forget George Floyd for a second. Philandro Castil, Therapist and Autistic client ( complied with orders and shot, cop said he didn't know why), A young woman studying to be a Dr. in Texas shot during wellness check, A young man in Minnesota killed, walking back from the store (cops made fun of his death), Sandra Bland stopped w/o explanation, then supposedly hung herself in jail. The father of 6 selling DVDs shot. Breanna Taylor. One guy was getting ID as requested, but was moving too fast and shot in the leg. I could go on on but you get the point.

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. NobodyDitë më parë

    I think we need an all colored police force across the country. 🤣😂

  • M
    MDitë më parë

    Black children will look to cops for help and not be fearful when the media and major celebrities stop telling them that the police are evil. It’s that simple

  • THEODORE SANDERS

    THEODORE SANDERS

    11 orë më parë

    Can you give an example of a major celebrity calling cops evil that hasn't happened within the last six years?

  • M
    MDitë më parë

    This guy is a literal clown

  • Bessie King
    Bessie KingDitë më parë

    Not defund, not reform but TRANSFORM the police 🚔 make it what its suppose to be, PEACE OFFICERS not militias.

  • Fleisch
    Fleisch2 ditë më parë

    This "uncomfortable conversation" went into a comfortable one after a few seconds, lol

  • brandon day
    brandon day2 ditë më parë

    I liked this conversation. What I got from this conversation is that we need some community outreach and more (and better) communication. That we all are human with fears and anger and emotions and perceptions. I also came to realize that he's right. Good videos go viral because we rarely see good things on TV. And we rarely see good things on TV because the TV is designed to scare us and divide us. So we never get to see the whole story. One suggestion I would make is weekly social training and weekly therapy. I would also suggest the occasional outreach program like maybe they set up something in a parking lot and you can go up to them and ask them stuff, get their advice, get a sense of the "We're here to help" they speak about.

  • Scott Lane
    Scott Lane2 ditë më parë

    I was very happy to hear that some of the officers understood what "defund the police" meant. We need police, I suspect that all societies need police. Perhaps, just perhaps, we need the police to just police and defend their communities. To put their communities first, before their other tribes. Every aspect of policing should be to protect their communities. Even traffic tickets should carry the paradigm of protecting their communities from the dangers that come from having automobile traffic. Perhaps having a specific group of mental health professionals that manage situations for domestic abuse and mental health issues would be the right tool for the job, while still having the police presence to mitigate dangers. Imagine that you call a plumber to repair a leaky pipe and they show up with only a hammer. That would scare you. Now imagine that every plumber that you come in contact with, is only carrying a hammer? Many of our communities are seeing the police as plumbers with hammers, because that is all they see. They see those hammer carrying plumbers being called to fix pipes, electrical issues and other issues along with the jobs that need to drive a nail in. Defund the Police is about putting the right trade into a situation to handle the issue. And yes, it is also about holding the police accountable for their actions. Do our police not also see themselves as holding the populace, accountable for our actions? Anyone who has been given that kind of authority has to be held to a much higher standard. There is no disgrace in someone admitting that perhaps they may not be up to the task. The disgrace is in thinking that your being accountable is beneath you or that you do not need the right training for a very specific job. To my friends and family that are police officers. Hold yourselves and your co officers to standards that you are proud to share and not to standards that you try to hide. If you think you have to hide it, look very carefully. The last of my long and useless rant, treat everyone with "Human Privilege"

  • Vampshroom
    Vampshroom2 ditë më parë

    at 4:00 when the officer said that George Floyd's murderer was terminated and held accountable immediately I was like 😬 yikes. From what I remember immediately was not even a thought, people were protesting outside his house for months and screaming for their voices to be heard for months before they came out and said hed gotten ANY consequences at all. eventually justice was at least partially served but that made me.. question at the very least their idea of immediately.

  • garreswe
    garreswe2 ditë më parë

    I think it's interesting to see that so many US policemen are chubby. It can't be good to have a police force that is so overweight.

  • Doug Parker
    Doug Parker2 ditë më parë

    To I say to that ounce of prevention, where are the black fathers being in lives of the youth they help sire

  • Hot Mess
    Hot Mess2 ditë më parë

    Cops need to show restraint. People need to stop resisting and running.

  • jesus christ
    jesus christ2 ditë më parë

    I've received all of of proximity and "care" from YOUR Kind. Now I can spend my time on house maintenance buying new tv, windows, safe, doors. I've never been more loved. Now straight to it. BLM is propaganda. It's that simple and at 7:18 the cops said it. "there will be twice as many eyes", because the media pushes it. It's not mentioned here but many people complain about how you only need 664hours of training to be a cop. (especially the liberals) Well guess what? if you defund the cops next time you're going to get is cops with 364 hours, then 100 hours.

  • tee bee
    tee bee2 ditë më parë

    Black lives matter campaign devisive or not, "Black Lives" does matter! The point 👉is blacks dying to the degree it is for the past 400 year yes, YES, the campaign, movement, and sense of urgency for the police to protect and serve, again, Black lives matter.

  • tee bee
    tee bee2 ditë më parë

    A great interviewer! 👍

  • tee bee
    tee bee2 ditë më parë

    Don't white police officers understand that black neighborhoods and most black folks feel honored to have white officers to interact with them and are no threat? Why? Because we were taught in many of America's systems are to honor and respect white people. So police officer why shoot when, in most cases, the black person shot was not a threat, i.e., walking and running away? So, the question is why did you become a police officer?

  • yt. endo
    yt. endo2 ditë më parë

    Police officers of all colors shoot black and white people - in fact, more white people than black, so why isn't this conversation about police shooting black people? Why is it always about white shooting black? Constant focus on racism only creates racism.

  • Michael Assiam
    Michael Assiam2 ditë më parë

    Why are these police armed ???

  • SoakZ IcE
    SoakZ IcE2 ditë më parë

    as a conservative this was a great video absolutely made me think a different way from a perspective that i’ve never thought of. Great video brother

  • E Square
    E Square3 ditë më parë

    If black people feel more comfortable with black officers then why can’t we have our police set up that way. We can have only black police in majority black neighborhoods and in all other neighborhoods we can have any race police officers? I am not being sarcastic. I would like a genuine answer if this is a bad idea.

  • Norman Compton
    Norman Compton3 ditë më parë

    I’m upset that they Discrete our flag by drawing black and blue lines on it! I think that is much worse than bending a knee! Quit desecrating our flag! The blueline is nothing more than a gang!!!! How many of these cops have watched another cop break the law against a subject and NOT TURN HIM IN!!! Very few compared to...just saying

  • jamal Black
    jamal Black3 ditë më parë

    I dont think this is appropriate perspective coming from a Nigerian immigrant/ first generation American. His perspective does not align with ours.

  • CitizenKane
    CitizenKane3 ditë më parë

    This is propaganda. They don’t talk about the fundamental problem of the police, cops have the legal monopoly of violence given by the state. Police will always be here to protect the governement in the end, even though some policemen and women are exceptionnal human beings. Having nice police officers is not enough.

  • Rated M
    Rated M3 ditë më parë

    this guy still has "victim mentality"

  • Emma Morretti
    Emma Morretti3 ditë më parë

    I love that this is in a county and city where black people are less than 1% I live in san francisco were its 5.2 percent of black or african american people, where as the population is a little over 1 million. in Petaluma the chances of me running into an officer on the street is more likely than running into a POC. Great interview

  • Lisa Marie Garcia
    Lisa Marie Garcia3 ditë më parë

    I was sexually abused as a young child by a cop. I was well into my 30s before I didn't have a panic attack when I saw a cop. Police have the power and the gun and have to be on their best behavior at all times. That's your job. Most of the public doesn't deal with police on a daily basis and feel comfortable around them. This conversation was good. It sounds like the cops may have had intitial reactions to BLM and defund the police but did some research and found out what it's about so that it's not a trigger or concern.

  • Momo
    Momo3 ditë më parë

    Would be much easier if any intervention didnt have a chance to endup with a shoot out. Doesnt matter if you are black or white, when you need to fear for your life everytime you try to do your job, you have a serious problem. On top of that, you know if the other guy is black, he's gonna be much more stressed and on the edge because he's been educated to fear the officer. All of that makes the officer much more tense and prone to make errors. They talk about teaching "black" kids not to fear the police and they are right, but it's so much more than that. They need to teach the parents how to raise their kids, they need to teach the other black people to teach the other black people. It's like he said, when he's entering a room full of white people, he search for the other black guy. Kids will do the same and by doing so, will try to fit in. He will adapt to the same ideologies just to be part of that group, but the problem is, that group is either scared or racist by now. He said it at the begining: proximity breads care... then how many of these black groups actually took the time to get close to the white groups? They are the one always talking about priviledge, about you being white, about what happened in the past. The kids are simply following. Following the familly, the friends, the celebrities. It's everyone's job to fix it, not just the white people. What i find truly hypocrites about the black lives matter movement is they want equality for what they are. They want the world to change for them, they are not ready to look at themselves and fix their problems.

  • Mike Fouts
    Mike Fouts3 ditë më parë

    Where would George Floyd be right now if he would have sat in the police car and went to jail?

  • Daryl Simpson
    Daryl Simpson3 ditë më parë

    He’s blacksplaining how to be cops to actual police. Hmmm... this was ridiculous.

  • Jacob Pretl

    Jacob Pretl

    2 ditë më parë

    Bruh stfu

  • davenalford74
    davenalford743 ditë më parë

    I hear the statement that there's only a few bad apples and that most cops are good people but how come we don't see cops turning in the bad apples.... The way I see it is if there is a police department somewhere with 150 apples, and two of them are bad and the other 148 apples don't turn the bad ones have a department of 150 bad apples

  • Julia Hall
    Julia Hall4 ditë më parë

    I really love, appreciate and respect this channel. These conversations are supremely important. And hopefully as people see these conversations being had, it allows them to feel more comfortable having them themselves. Great video!

  • Emmanuelacho Chinedum

    Emmanuelacho Chinedum

    Ditë më parë

    @Julia Hall thank you so much for the kind words..

  • Emmanuelacho Chinedum

    Emmanuelacho Chinedum

    Ditë më parë

    How are you doing?

  • Emmanuelacho Chinedum

    Emmanuelacho Chinedum

    Ditë më parë

    Thank you for your continuous love and support ❤️

  • Skyler Pavloff
    Skyler Pavloff4 ditë më parë

    No matter where you agree this is powerful. This is exactly how we should be communicating, not tearing eachother down

  • Joel Bäckman
    Joel Bäckman4 ditë më parë

    3:48 the only mistake that happened was that the man with the heart problem decided to take crack and fentanyl.

  • Brittany Carpenter
    Brittany Carpenter4 ditë më parë

    When is the last time you had a cop over for dinner? This goes both ways

  • Jeff A
    Jeff A4 ditë më parë

    "If you are caught in a doctor's office and there's malpractice someone dies, they'll be disbarred" O.....M.....G... this guy has absolutely no clue what happens in medical malpractice. None. Actually the odds are there will be absolutely no investigation.....NOTHING.... in fact it is likely you will not even win a civil suit unless it can be proven and it is especially egregious. To prove they fell below the 'standard of care' is actually really hard. If it is less than death or serious disability in many (?most?) states you won't even be able to get a lawyer to talk to you. They won't take a case because there is not enough money in it given how hard it is to go up against a doctor and to prove anything. Medical records are routinely falsified at the time and later when it becomes clear there is a problem. Experts in computer forensics involving medical cases say the records will be changed about 90% of the time. I wish SO much that you could go to the police when you were malpracticed on or suspected malpractice and rely on their detectives to ferret out the truth. The police are so much more professional and honest than the medical profession (and I say that fully knowing there are some really crappy cops out there). The number of people killed by malpractice every year without any doubt at all exceeds 100,000 but it is likely more like 200,000. Some studies have suggested maybe as many as 300,000. There is so little made of it and so many records falsified that no one really has any idea. In every year other than last year it is the 3rd or 4th leading cause of death in the country depending on how you lump causes of death but the doctors don't list it as a cause of death You Emmanuel Acho are absolutely talking out your a___. You have no clue what the hell you are talking about and you have no idea how offensive it is to all the people who have been malpracticed on or had loved ones killed and tossed aside like they were nothing with no one to even find out what the truth was. I am literally stunned by your statement. This whole idea that black men are being hunted down by cops (white cops in particular - from what I have read the majority of black men are killed by minority cops - most commonly black male officers) and that death at the hands of cops is a really big deal is an ugly joke on this whole country - an ugly joke on blacks in particular. I'm not even going to address your comment about doctors being "disbarred".

  • patricia zabala
    patricia zabala4 ditë më parë

    I think if the damn media would shut the hell up, not tell half truths and make us look like we are nothing and can't possibly be anything that would help maybe start a conversation. 99%of black people and 99% of white people are good. But unfortunately,whether we want to admit it or not, there is bad people in ALL colors. Even some bad police officer And those people in our freaking so called government, lie and make promises to get us to vote their way n conveniently for get them right after the get elected. So they keep igniting the flames so we DON'T try to have conversations. We are killing each other way more then the police are and we can't turn a bling eye to that. We need to try and help our own and build them up. Make them understand and believe THEY CAN be anything they want to be. Not what they think we should be. It takes hard work to do this I know but nothing in life worth anything is easy. I refuse to be the victim they want us to be. We DO have a brain and not ignorant like they seem to believe we are. ALL lives matter. Why teach our babies to hate each other? Why not let them be kids and play with any child that they want to without scaring the crap out of them? Because I don't care what color a person is as long as they are good to them and each other. And I'm sure this is going to piss off alot of people, because as the world is showing us right now, if we have a different opinion from what they think it should be, then here comes the name calling. Hi for it, but I will always think it's ok for people to have their own opinions and that will start the conversation on how we feel and why. I will never teach a child to hate. No matter what color. They deserve a Chance

  • Three Line Desser
    Three Line Desser4 ditë më parë

    At the end of the day the job of the police is to serve and protect. When they do their job right, lives are saved. The actions of the malicious officers make cops across the country look bad. It’s good to see the officers bring up the numbers of the responses related to the actual number of times force was necessary. I think all departments should make those statistics known in order to make communities feel better about their officers.

  • Carrie Bizz
    Carrie Bizz4 ditë më parë

    I don't understand why America is so racist. I'm a Australian and we don't have racism here like America. Cops here don't discriminate, and they don't profile and they are not trigger happy like American cops.

  • TheSecertToHannah
    TheSecertToHannah4 ditë më parë

    It goes to show that it takes 50 nice things to outweigh the bad.

  • WRECKLESS SHOGUN
    WRECKLESS SHOGUN4 ditë më parë

    Do a panel with black cops!

  • Tryharder
    Tryharder4 ditë më parë

    Why does BLM only protest when a WHITE COP KILLS A BLACK PERSON, WHY DONT YALL PROTEST FOR THE INNOCENT BLACK CHILDREN THAT HAVE BEEN KILLED IN CROSSFIRE BETWEEN GANG VIOLENCE?

  • blackbird163
    blackbird1634 ditë më parë

    Emmanuel comes off as very intelligent, thoughtful, and empathetic. I appreciate the officers being open-minded and participating in this very important conversation. It shouldn’t be about defunding the police but reformation in certain areas, introspection, and reflection.

  • Darth Juice

    Darth Juice

    2 ditë më parë

    Absolutely. I am applying for my local police department in about a year and this has been my mindset the entire time. We need more officers willing to reach out to black and other minority communities. If there is anyone that would know what law enforcement can do better to change how they are perceived, it is the very communities affected by these issues.

  • Martina Morra
    Martina Morra4 ditë më parë

    Thank you for doing this.

  • Michael P Cooksey
    Michael P Cooksey4 ditë më parë

    There will never be an ideal in place worldwide. Just look at China alone. It is a totally 'our atheist ideology' or prison/death situation. Personal rights do not exist. Absolute control with 3 environmental stipulations... eat together, live together, work together. There is no individual, there is China. North Korea is worse, slave owners/managers, and victims. Blacks? What Blacks?

  • Abby N
    Abby N4 ditë më parë

    "Communicating with a white cultured person verses a black cultured person is different." What? We are all American cultured people.

  • LIZARD1582
    LIZARD15824 ditë më parë

    wtf, I live here. crazy

  • Todd Shanks
    Todd Shanks5 ditë më parë

    I feel like there is a finger being pointed at the police and its all about them changing the way they interact and blacks not changing the way they interact with police. And he said they are assuming blacks don't care about police lives? The rap culture is full of f the police. 187 on a mf cop. Come on bro. And if you live in fear of police or hold no respect for law enforcement you are going act a certain way twords them. It starts in the home. Stop teaching your children to hate police and stop rapping about killing them. Simple. Not saying police dont need to change but it takes two to come to a point to work together. Keyword TOGETHER. own your part as well

  • Phoenixon
    Phoenixon5 ditë më parë

    One thing I note here is everytime Emmanuel gets a question aimed at him, he acknowledges that it's a good question, but then deflects and pushes all the responsibility back onto the officers. I can't help but feel like there needs to be more of a joint effort. Adults in the black community also need to stop teaching their kids that the police are the enemy. Even in a world where police were perfect, they couldn't overcome that kind of negative reinforcement.

  • undone
    undone5 ditë më parë

    Damn these questions are loaded af

  • G.O.A.TGaming
    G.O.A.TGaming5 ditë më parë

    These videos are absolutely amazing. Great, productive commentary and discussion

  • Tami Ramos
    Tami Ramos5 ditë më parë

    How about conversations about how circumstances can be handled when you always have resistance, arguments, violence responses, foot chases, attacks on the police, and an "I am better than you so I can do what I want" attitude when a cop approaches people. Its not all a cops fault. They are called to a scene to handle a situation - they don't look for situations. They don't have crystal balls or little fairies telling them that black individuals are present in order to seek it out to cause chaos on purpose in a racial; manner. If you are committing a crime or just committed a crime - then you do the time. Even if you are innocent, let the cop find this out and be on your way. They don't know you from Adam when they encounter you. Great video, by the way.

  • Urban Cowgirl
    Urban Cowgirl5 ditë më parë

    Justice is policy change. Why are you so hung up on anything else??!

  • Mao's Mango's Political
    Mao's Mango's Political6 ditë më parë

    Cops have been killed just because they were cops. "They're just cops" is what has been said.

  • Fucker Magee
    Fucker Magee6 ditë më parë

    This doesn't help anyone I don't get why we are pretending there is such a race issue with cops when more white people are shot unarmed every year, more white people die every year to cops, and when he brought up George Floyd saying the cops killed him that was bullshit. The cops never killed George Floyd everything he did even the kneeling was within his legal rights and allowed at his station. Even autopsy confirmed that Floyd died of a Fentanyl overdose such bullshit

  • Zeratul Cleaver
    Zeratul Cleaver6 ditë më parë

    Emmanuel Acho needs to read more and look up statistics before having a show. The dude just said "If you are a surgeon, and there is malpractice - you will be disbarred..." Does he think Doctors are also Lawyers?? lol give me a break.

  • alexander linderson
    alexander linderson6 ditë më parë

    Huuuuuuge respect for you! You're the type of person that promotes healing.

  • Colten Sanders
    Colten Sanders6 ditë më parë

    And he brings up medical malpractice saying doctors would be disbarred... except there are 250,000 medical malpractice deaths every year and the percentage of doctors arrested or disbarred is far less than that of officers fired and arrested. Pretty poor example.

  • Colten Sanders

    Colten Sanders

    6 ditë më parë

    In the last the decade there has been 2,500,000 medical malpractice deaths in the US. Only 1000 doctors were found guilty of malpractice and only 27 or them lost their license. Meanwhile hundreds of officers have been fired in the last year and 40 have been charged with either murder or negligent homicide. There is far more accountability in today's law enforcement then in the medical field. Again, a terrible example.

  • Colten Sanders
    Colten Sanders6 ditë më parë

    He keeps bringing white officers, despite the fact that studies have shown the arrest and use of force statistics between black officers and white officers are practically identical.

  • Okami Hugz
    Okami Hugz6 ditë më parë

    This is true healing at work. Open and honest dialogue with listening and understanding that will bridge the gaps between American Policing and the communities served. I’ve never clicked the like button quicker. I hope others see this video and can see the importance this message brings.

  • Proud Tennessee Girl Trump 2Q2Q
    Proud Tennessee Girl Trump 2Q2Q6 ditë më parë

    What about when a black suspect shoot at police... do YOU think they should be able to defend themselves? PROBABLE CAUSE!!!!!!

  • beebobox
    beebobox6 ditë më parë

    6 min in. so far, it's overly scripted, it's just a person running the show talking to officers that feel vulnerable because they know they have 0 control over what gets shown, how things are edited, what questions will be asked and as a result probably feel unable to answer truthfully so they go with something they feel like would go over well with the general population. who polices the police .. no one? that's factually incorrect, they have internal affairs. will people cover for others they've known for years and formed a friendship with .. of course .. anyone in any profession would. would i pretend not to remember to keep a friend of mine out of trouble? pretty sure i'd at least consider it, in all probability i'd do it. .. lets see how the rest goes.

  • Hoffie K
    Hoffie K6 ditë më parë

    lmao yall still out here thinking Jacob Blake is a victim sheeeeesh

  • Dove Chocolate
    Dove Chocolate6 ditë më parë

    I get that there are issues from the police side but also interactions take two people so not only do the police need to stay calm and collected the people they are confronting need to as well. Cops are meant to serve, protect, and de escalate situations and people need to also not add to the situation at hand

  • gotyouChip
    gotyouChip6 ditë më parë

    Interesting video. I think back to when my parents were visiting an orphanage in Ghana in order to adopt my now sister. As they would walk around from place to place, the guides and whatnot that they would walk around with would ask them if they knew the other white people they might see. Obviously, they didn't, but to the Ghanaians they were rare and a minority, and they don't understand how each other act. I think the most major proponent of that is the connection to the world around them. People in Ghana didn't have too much connection to the world outside and so some of them didn't know the scale of white population and such. People unfortunately here don't seem to want to understand each other. We live in a world right now, in America especially, where words can be communicated almost globally, and yet more often than not, we don't TALK, we instead spend this chaotic headline, insult, celebrity post, rushed assumption, on all sides. People don't want to have their mind changed, and people don't want to be wrong, because its hard to accept that you are wrong, especially in something that you may have invested so much time into, as that brings a feeling of having wasted time, energy, influence, etc. We need to use what makes humans so efficient as a species and use our empathy to understand that we should all be protecting each other. We should all be trying to find the correct path, to make the right decision, to avoid the destruction that follows from tiny misunderstandings. These are extreme in a sense, but there are some examples WW1 was started by the death of one man, by a random criminal, in a random and unpredictable situation. Instead of figuring out who did it, it sparked into increasing conflict and eventually war. The Cold War was just a battle of flexing the most to show off, but also to show who's ideologies are more effective. It was largely built on the fact that from either side, they viewed the opposite as evil, because the world didn't let them know otherwise, and they couldn't use their empathy since there was no way to see the other side easily. Christianity is a mess, even as a Christian I say this, because Christians are built off one major thing, and its even in the title. Christ. Jesus Christs ideologies were that of peace, humility, patience, and love, and yet I have found that so many other Christians only want to argue. We all believe many of the same things, but think its our job to be the most righteous so we can win. No. Christ didn't go yell at the people that were so vehemently trying to challenge him, instead he spoke with firmness, yet peacefulness. This caused more anger generally because people didn't understand he was showing love, and the people above them told them he wasn't. Whether you believe in Christ or not, his ideology stays the same and its important to understand that its all from misunderstanding there that chaos of religious warfare and hatred spread around the world, to this day. The Dylann Roof guy who shot up a school is a terrible human being, but everyone thinks the cops were just treating him like a friend and getting him burger king because he's white. What we misunderstood is that they HAD to feed him, or else they wouldn't be able to truly convict him while he was in their captivity, as not feeding someone could be seen as torture of some sort. They wanted to bring him to justice as much as anyone else, in fact, they probably wished he came out shooting so they wouldn't have to take him to burger king. We focused too much on the pictures and headlines, and not on the background of it... even though it all sucks all around. I hate this scumbag too. He's probably better off dead for his own sake, I don't think he'll be seeking forgiveness any time soon so its probably better to put him in a place where he can't blacken his own soul, and make others suffer even more... Understand evil as much as you understand good, and add that to the upbringing, and consciousness, and thought, and understanding, of the people affected. TL;DR - listen to people, understand them and their situation, then make decisions. Nobody is a perfect judge, but we never can be even close if we don't give any individual a chance. this was longer than i planned.

  • Lissandra Patin
    Lissandra Patin6 ditë më parë

    This video is very safe.... it’s a watered down conversation from someone who isn’t trying to offend their whiteness.... some of their comments needed to be tf CHECKED.... IMO

  • AnimeAddictDude
    AnimeAddictDude6 ditë më parë

    It would be very weird for a black kid to run to a white cop until you take the hood out of that kid. Not saying all black kid are hood and im not saying all cops are bad.

  • Jay Cab
    Jay Cab6 ditë më parë

    The host is cringe and he seems a bit bias against people of other ethnicity than his.

  • Jeffrey Lysiak
    Jeffrey Lysiak6 ditë më parë

    This was outstanding! I firmly believe that we all need to have these conversations. Understanding of one another is what will help to get rid of fear and racism, and it can not happen without dialog.

  • Robert Stephens
    Robert Stephens6 ditë më parë

    We haven't been saying fuck the police since the early 90s?

  • Katie MacDonald
    Katie MacDonald6 ditë më parë

    That was a great conversation

  • Emmanuelacho Chinedum

    Emmanuelacho Chinedum

    Ditë më parë

    Thank you for your continuous love and support ❤️

  • M L
    M L7 ditë më parë

    criminal history is discussed bc it's completely relevant when a suspect begins resisting arrest or is violent with police officers, which happened in almost all of the cases where death ensued. i think regular people need to realize that police have the ability to look up a persons criminal past when they come into contact with a suspect and anyone with the ability to think rationally alters their approach based on what they find. if George Floyd hadn't had a violent/drug laced criminal record, and hadn't been high as shit on fentanyl then the outcome would have been completely different. it is the officers duty to protect people and act accordingly, but it is also civilians duty to not be massive pieces of shit like George Floyd

  • Brittany Carpenter

    Brittany Carpenter

    4 ditë më parë

    Exactly!

  • RaginCanadian1997
    RaginCanadian19977 ditë më parë

    my only thing is we hear so much about police accountability but where is the accountability from black people on the decisions they make that escalate what should be minor incidents like running, assaulting police, etc.

  • THAT BღTCH
    THAT BღTCH7 ditë më parë

    They all did the white person smile- why do we all do that???

  • Diane
    Diane7 ditë më parë

    How could anyone downvote this?!

  • Joe
    Joe7 ditë më parë

    Afaik, this is a department that serves the same community it is raised in. The dynamic between the community and the department is different.

  • Predicton Misson
    Predicton Misson7 ditë më parë

    It is very hard to hear someone out and listen to them when you can see what society has done to their mind. That they are automatically assuming a white cop would harm them because of their skin color. That worry has and is going to get people killed. Can't you all see what's going on? Can't you see who has been laying these eggs in your minds? I want you to wake up. Please..before it's too late.

  • Rusty Skull
    Rusty Skull7 ditë më parë

    Some good question. So barmy answers. Could have been a great convo without bring race into it tbh. But oviously everyone enjoys segregation atm

  • IRA

    IRA

    6 ditë më parë

    @Rusty Skull “basic police encounter questions” that most of the time have different outcomes due to the certain type of neighborhood and color of the person in question. Regardless if you don’t want to see it or not, there are drastic differences on how police respond to richer neighborhoods than poorer neighborhoods, and how they handle white Americans vs black and brown americans. It’s pretty important to talk about these things, seeing as a poorer person with just a small possession of weed could get more years in prison than a rich person that raped a child. Or how police are more willing to diffuse a situation that deals with a white armed person but will instantly shoot or aggressively arrest a black unarmed person mainly due to their training. These conversations matter. Speaking about these things doesn’t mean we “enjoy segregation” it means that we have to talk about these things and get to the root of it in order to reach change that is fair for everyone.

  • Rusty Skull

    Rusty Skull

    6 ditë më parë

    @IRA I'm nt saying it's racist just that most of the question are basic police encounter questions so could have more inclusive to just have that convo

  • IRA

    IRA

    7 ditë më parë

    The whole video is about the police brutality that has been rampant towards black Americans throughout all of US history.... of course race is going to be brought up. Just because someone acknowledges race doesn’t make it “racist” or “segregation”. Of course there are gonna be ignorant comments like this under this video.

  • Phil 556
    Phil 5567 ditë më parë

    This is a decent start, but this "conversation" seriously avoided some of the most "uncomfortable" aspects that need to be discussed.... And needed to be about 2 hours longer. Things like, "DON'T break the law"... and if you do, "DON'T resist arrest or blatantly ignore the commands of the officer " and statistically you won't get shot. Interesting that those kind of things weren't even addressed, but I appreciate the attempt none the less.

  • J Chandler
    J Chandler7 ditë më parë

    The only time I've ever felt uncomfortable talking to a black man was because when talking to me he got prayed on by his own race for not being black enough... talking black. Doing sh*tty things. Mind you my wife's brothers are black and we have had some pretty uncomfortable conversations. Nothing worse than seeing the pain in someone's eyes who's abandoned by their own. It's pretty sad what the world had come down to. We all suffer to survive unless your elite or in politics or entertainment.

  • plutoxslay
    plutoxslay7 ditë më parë

    One thing my dad always says as a way to abolish racism is to classify it as a mental illness🤷🏽‍♂️

  • plutoxslay
    plutoxslay7 ditë më parë

    11:28 i knew I wasn’t the only one😂💯

  • Jenn Jacobs
    Jenn Jacobs7 ditë më parë

    So they don’t know what defund & abolish the police means lmaooo

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