(ETA: not sure how I originally posted this in wrong place, but I hope I fixed it now)

As a POC, this was not an easy scenario. I’m willing to give the cops a pass because they were only acting on the word of the owner of the bar, a bar that I’ve been to multiple times over a 10+ year period. A bar that I know the staff. In an area that multiple owners know me personally. An area that multiple cops know me better than I know them.

The owner of the bar caters to a diverse crowd which obviously includes diverse couples. Why this racist bitch would single me out, especially after I told him repeatedly what I was trying to do to help this woman.

As I was leaving I said to his face that he better treat one of his employees that I know personally with more respect than he treated me.

I made sure that I moved myself more than 150 feet away from the building. Not only was he filming me, but he sent the cops after me as well.

Not only have I never been treated so disrepectfully, I’ve never had anyone behave like such a racist to me in my vicinity in my entire 44 year life.

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Thank heaven I know just as many bar/restaurant owners and cops than he does. It will get it resolved. I just hope it gets resolved peacefully.

I gotta tell you what pissed me off the most: the first 5 cops were all white. Not only did I acknowledge them, they acknowledge me back (granted this was all before they lost their cool). The sixth cop was black. I said “how you doing, sir?”, and he ignored me. I turned to him as he passed and said to him that you can at least fucking acknowledge me.

He said nothing.

What is this world coming to?

Also (see comments if Kinja’d)