I’m not black, but I was poor.
If you’re poor, you involve the police as an absolutely last resort. And sometimes not even then.
There are only three things that can happen as a poor person when you call the police:
- They arrest someone you love/need for rent and food.
- They arrest you.
- They kill you or someone you need/love.
Yeah, this happens more to black people. But poor people receive the brunt of police brutality and ill will, no matter their skin color.
When I was young the chances of my family calling the police about anything was very damn slim because of those three facts above.