#BlackLivesMatter

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"I've also been stopped and searched more times than I care to count. I’ve been approached by locals asking if I sell drugs."

"The biggest thing I’ll say is that none of my white teammates have had altercations with the police in Scotland, but all my black teammates have."
 

I’m not Scottish but I was arrested in Scotland for a fight I had nothing to do with. I came out of a nightclub and there was a fight happening outside my house, 10-15 white guys. I wasn’t involved. Police started talking to me and one told me to “do one”. I said, "do one" back and then got wrestled to the ground and arrested. I was charged with resisting arrest, disturbing the peace and assault on a cop (surprise, surprise I didn’t assault a cop). I now have a criminal record.

I've also been stopped and searched more times than I care to count. I’ve been approached by locals asking if I sell drugs. I once had a white girl slap me in nightclub and demand I apologise to her for walking away because I was angry that she had asked me exactly that. I’ve been called a nigger multiple times. The obvious microaggressions. Had police officers do U-turns and tail me, then stop me for no reason.

The biggest thing I’ll say is that none of my white teammates have had altercations with the police in Scotland, but all my black teammates have.

 

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