Hue-ge Mistake: Harlem Restaurant Owner Helped White Woman In Distress, Cops Arrested Him

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Black Restaurant Owner Arrested For Helping White Women

Let this be a lesson to you. If they appear to be in trouble, let ’em be. They’ll figure it out.

According to a NYTimes article, the owner of MIST restaurant in Harlem, Clyde Pemberton, who is also a physician, was arrested while attempting to assist some drunken white patrons.

On the night of June 1, 2017, Pemberton witnesses two Beckies dragging a third unconscious Becky from the bathroom and knocking over roped barricades. When he approached and asked what the trouble was, he was punched in the chest and called a racial slur. One of the other bigoted and belligerent Becky’s hit another employee in the head with her purse.

Upon the arrival of all white officers, Pemberton and two of his employees were ordered to be arrested after the bacon-wrapped d-bags only speaking to the flock of Birkenstock birds. The charge? Unlawful imprisonment. The mayo mob told the cops Pemberton basically kidnapped them.

The charges were dropped against them, but the men have filed a lawsuit against the NYPD.

Mr. Pemberton, the lawsuit states, was arrested “for being a conscientious business owner while black,” a reference to the growing list of activities — such as driving while black — that can place someone at risk of being stopped, questioned or arrested by the police.

The men “did nothing wrong, and no reasonable police officer would have believed they did anything wrong,” the lawsuit states. “The NYPD arrested Dr. Pemberton, Mr. Baptiste, and Mr. Debnam not because of their conduct, but because they were there and they are black. Neither their side of the story nor their freedom mattered to the police.”

F**k the police. Periodt.

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