September 21, 2016
So this happened today.
It really is just too much.
I’ll just mail in my fine. I’ll do that not just because I really was speeding, but the last place I want to be is in a courthouse swarming with ‘blue lives’ who may not understand or respect my fear.
My current state is scared.
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September 21st, 2016 at 7:38 pm
I just wanted to send you a virtual hug. ((ABM))
September 21st, 2016 at 7:39 pm
Thanks, I need it.
September 21st, 2016 at 8:06 pm
I’m so sorry that happened. And glad you came home safe. What an effed up world this is.
September 21st, 2016 at 9:46 pm
Thanks. Effed up indeed. It’s been comfort food, Yappy cuddles, booze and TV for me today.
September 21st, 2016 at 9:35 pm
Argh. Just … argh, as well as wishes of calm and love for you tonight.
September 21st, 2016 at 10:11 pm
Completely understand. Damn shame that we have to be afraid of the people that are supposed to protect us.
September 22nd, 2016 at 8:00 am
I just had this exact conversation with my sister. I’m petrified of getting pulled over. The issue is, I’m not just scared for myself, I’m scared for what it will mean for my son who’s been through so much in his young life should some officer decide I’m a ‘threat’ or ‘not compliant’ and use that to justify my death.
September 22nd, 2016 at 11:05 am
What a horrible feeling, and what a horrible reality that your fears are both common and justified. I hope the Yappy cuddles, comfort food, booze, and TV (maybe not the news for now?) help.
September 23rd, 2016 at 3:52 pm
I’m so sorry! I’m MAD for you! I don’t know what else to say… I’ve never been in your shoes! I want to help make it better, but I don’t know how… just know I’m shaking my fist in the air at the injustice and that you have been heard and there are people who care!
September 25th, 2016 at 8:12 pm
I am so sorry.
September 25th, 2016 at 11:13 pm
No words. Sending a hug.