87 year old black woman wins fight with cop

Source: Urban Intellectuals What do you do when a Police turns up at your door and tries to gain entrance to your home without a warrant? Well, if you are 90 year old Venus Green you lock the law breaking lawman in your basement! Venus was 87 at the time when the incident happened in which…

via 90yr Old Baltimore Lady Wins $95K Settlement After Locking Police Officer in Basement — Counter Current News

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6 comments

  1. This is a great story. Especially since she has a comicbook/film super heroine name! What an amazing mother. I really need someone like her in my life now.

    I would love to be able to see everything unfold after he was locked in there & other cops showed up (presumably). It sounds like the EMS were already there so could verify that they were prevented from treating her son by the cop (?). Perhaps that’s why she won the settlement also. (Because hard to believe she won that settlement in this racist nation!). The fact that the witnesses were ambulance medics — possibly also w/ the city — & they did not like the police impeding their authority. (In NYC there was such a rivalry that I think there was a lawsuit about who’s in charge when).

    Everytime I have called the police here for various issues (my super terrorising me for six months for reporting serious fire/safety/health violations which I told you about… a former neighbour — who lived alone & was obviously psychotic — screaming for 24 hrs accompanied by the sounds of crashing furniture) I am treated like a criminal (super scenario) or they acted like I rang them for no reason & patronisingly told me to “Go to sleep. Everyone else in the building is asleep.” ‘Yeah they are; EXCEPT for the crazy elderly woman who has been screaming & trashing her place for over 24 hrs & obviously may injure herself & needs an ambulance & probably medication’. I rang 911 for medical assistance but instead the police showed up w/ NO ambulance.

    Which goes to show how racist this town is. I can just see their gears whirring after they got my perfectly lucid rational 911 call & their thought process: ‘Oh it’s that part of town; why send an ambulance for a medical situation when police can be sent to tell the people there to literally SHUT UP’. (Mostly white beach town outside NYC in which I live in a converted loft industrial building w/ shops below in super commercial district bordering a city that makes the list of top gun murder cities in the US every year). Now I am mad… hahaha… back to Mrs. Venus Green… Super Mom! ❤

    1. I would love to be able to see everything unfold after he was locked in there & other cops showed up (presumably). It sounds like the EMS were already there so could verify that they were prevented from treating her son by the cop (?). Perhaps that’s why she won the settlement also. (Because hard to believe she won that settlement in this racist nation!). The fact that the witnesses were ambulance medics — possibly also w/ the city — & they did not like the police impeding their authority. (In NYC there was such a rivalry that I think there was a lawsuit about who’s in charge when).

      yeah. i was wondering how that went down. thanks for the insights.

      1. NYC Fire (still mostly multi-generational Irish American then) vs. NYC Police. 1980s (?). It was not pretty as I recall. Then they both had lawsuits against them re. employment discrimination for not hiring enough (= almost none) POC.

        For years a pack of young blond Nordic looking men would be marching up my various apartments’ building stairs if someone rang them about a fire or for inspections. Then that changed after the employment lawsuits.

        My half Japanese/half German Brooklyn raised art prof girlfriend went to highschool & was married into that tribe in the late 70s. Her x- husband drove a tugboat in the NYC harbour. She said all these Irish firefighters she’d gone to school with played high school football & then either became firefighters or worked on the tugboats in the harbour. Because they were already athletic & not interested in academics/sitting behind a desk & their parents & grandparents were firefighters/tugboat men. And those were the two options. It was a whole subculture in the City & probably still is.

        The thing I loved about the firemen in one of my Brooklyn neighbourhoods was how they took the whole truck to go grocery shopping.

  2. *The city I referenced above as making the top gun murder cities list every year is not NYC. It’s a smaller city a little over an hour outside of NYC on the train. NYC has a relatively low crime rate.

    I realised what I wrote above may have people believing NYC makes the top of the list. It never does. In the off chance that anyone beside The Nomad would ever read my comment!

  3. Sorry: I don’t know how to paste/link articles here from my phone. I’m putting it here because I went to your category for police shootings (etc.) & put it in the latest post. (I’ll go online & see if I can find something about how to paste things here & elsewhere later).

    An Australian woman was shot & killed by a police officer in MN. She was pale & blonde. The officer is the first Somali on the force. He shot her from where he sat in the passenger seat whilst she was in her pajamas talking to the officer in the driver seat. She’d called 911 for a possible burglary or break in. She has been here for a few years & teaches meditation. The officer is a black Somali w/ an arabic name & Muslim. The body cams of the police were not turned on.

    This is going to go in so many directions!

    Could this be a revenge killing for Philando Castile being shot there? The scenario is so weird. It’s terrible for her family & this is going to be very bad for the Somalian Muslim community there also (& Arabic speaking immigrants etc.).

    1. *The policeman fired multiple shots from the passenger seat through the door. Multiple shots cannot be a gun discharging accidentally can it? (I know zero about guns).

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