#BadThingsToTellPolice Is Trending on Twitter Right Now

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You know what’s a bad thing to tell the police?

“Hello, police? There’s a black person standing/sitting/talking/living (in other words, minding their own business) here, and I’m scared/uncomfortable/suspicious of why they are here (because I don’t believe black people belong in otherwise white spaces). Send help.”

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Monique Judge

News Editor for The Root. I said what I said. Period.