Content warning: This article contains themes of police brutality.
A Black woman was recently surrounded by cops on a highway for an alleged traffic violation so, in response to the potential danger to her life, multiple drivers pulled over to make sure she was safe.
A viral TikTok video shows people pulling over to the side of a highway to support and ensure that the young Black woman who had been stopped by police was safe. The TikToker who posted the video said that 4 to 5 officers had stopped a woman and drew their guns on her... all for a traffic violation.
@sheniweird We have to start policing the police until things start making sense. In today's world, it's still unfair so here go! #police#news#justice#streets#usa
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The woman was screaming for help so people began filming on their phones to let the officers know they were being watched, according to TikToker @sheniweird.
The video was captioned: "We have to start policing the police until things start making sense. in today's world, it's still unfair so here go!" And was posted along with a voiceover, that said:
"When I see a young African American woman screaming for help. And it's 3 to 4 White Police with guns drawn on her, and she's unarmed." You damn right I'm showing up and showing out until I find out what it's all about."
People even pulled over to see what was going on and at this point, multiple people had their phones out while filming the scene. Sheni said: "We need answers every time. She deserves the same respect homegrown terrorists got," speculatively referring to the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters.
"You're not just gone shoot her over a traffic violation. Not today," they then said.
Fellow TikTokers shared their support and praised those who pulled over to the scene, while others shared their disgrace in the system:
"I got chills from this the fact that so many people pulled over", one person wrote. "We all have to start doing this. Stop and film: Protect a life," another person said.
"I love my people," someone else commented.
The incident reflects just how deeply the population mistrusts police officers, and to be honest, they have a pretty good reason. When George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis Police Department stated: "Man Dies After Medical Incident During Police Interaction," completely failing to mention that Chauvin had knelt on Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes, leading to his tragic death.