Involving the police

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:

  1. They arrest someone you love/need for rent and food.
  2. They arrest you.
  3. 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.