Archive | October 2014

Stalked and Harassed for Months by a Black Man: Baltimore City, Maryland

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Street and/or Sexual Harassment is NOT OKAY

Street and/or Sexual Harassment is NOT OKAY

a time when I worked and lived in Baltimore City I would take what they claimed to be the subway to work as I didn’t have a car at the time.

During the Fall and winter season it was daylight savings time. For at least two months I was all of a sudden being harassed by a burly black male who was taller than me. He would walk with 5 of his blue collar co-workers and cut through the apartment complex where I lived. They would laugh as they were being entertained or pretend like they did not witness the street harassment. Apparently being a covered Sunni Muslim Black woman is nothing but a big joke to Black “Christian” males.

It was generally snide or inappropriate remarks or comments coupled with repulsive laughter. Because it was daylight savings time I had difficulty identifying the culprit and his gang. The one thing I noticed was that no matter what time i left my apartment they would still appear and we crossed paths. The other oddity I noticed is that whenever I ended up walking with residents of other buildings in the complex he wouldn’t even look at me–obviously he didn’t want any witnesses for what he was planning.

After I noticed the pattern I began to document the date and times of the street harassment and the different times each early morning I changed my departure to avoid them but they were still there taunting and mocking my very existence as a not just a woman of color but a G-d fearing one.

Apparently the black thug could no longer take my attempts to ignore his predatory and harassing behavior one morning. Daylight savings time was ending so it was getting brighter earlier. As I was rushing to work one day I was fastening the buttons to my winter coat while walking on the sidewalk within the apartment complex. All of a sudden, the burly large black male was less than a foot in front of me. I was completely startled and with a smirk he mockingly stated “let me help you with that” and reached for the buttons on the front of my coat. It was by G-d’s grace that I had quick reflexes and jumped back before he could actually touch me or my clothing. I began to yell at this predatory “Christian” black male and stated “stop bothering me” and” leave me alone!” The criminal poignantly stated “one of these days I’m going to get you.” Upset, I hurriedly rushed to the transit station and told the empoyee what happened and he said he was calling the police.

I waited for the police to arrive and explained to him what happened. The police asked me if I could I identify him and I told him yes an that I got a good look at his work uniform which bore a company logo. The police officer escorted me to the company showroom floor and we asked to speak to a supervisor or manager. A white male appeared and the officer asked for workers who just arrived to work and explained the incident After the manager brought some out i identified the assaulter and some of his companions. The police officer filled out a report and took the brute’s identifying information. The State’s Attorney filed Harassment and Stalking charges against him. Please see the next post for Part II.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Street Harassment: Come take a Walk With Me, Correspondent Jessica

Interesting, it’s everywhere. Out of control men without self-restraint. My favorite part “you can walk down the street in a burka, you can walk down the street in a bikini, it doesn’t matter.” (see clip at 4:11) Yep, American men continue in their degenerative sjon stewarttate in 2014 to be the biggest street/sexual harassers whether it is the suburbs or the inner city. But in Maryland the reality is that it is primarily Black “Christian” men.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, October 2, 2014, Segment with Correspondent Jessica

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/5ndnit/jessica-s-feminized-atmosphere

Is there any hope?

Barnes & Noble Bookstore, NW Washington, DC

One day after work in NW, Washington, DC I was walking towards the Bank of America ATM at the Barnes & Noble bookstore north of the FBI Building. As it was not yet sunset but towards dusk I made sure to look to both my right and left after crossing the street. As I approached closer to the ATM machine a brawny, dark skinned black male who appeared to Barnes-and-Noblehave weighed 280 lbs or more, about 57 years of age, was rapidly approaching me at a diagonal. I was able to see him when he was less than a little over 2 feet away from me and immediately went inside the Barnes & Noble and asked for a manager.

I informed him that there was a black male hovering near the ATM machine to which the manager (white male) acknowledged was aware of. I then asked him he would escort me to the ATM and wait until my transaction was complete.

As we exited the Barnes & Noble the black male was still there as I was the first oeraon he saw. When he saw the manager (white male) immediately behind me and waiting for me to to use the ATM the black male immediately retreated and began to leave. I took an offensive measure and it worked.

I thanked the manager who still waited and watched me cross the street in the direction I was headed.

“It’s the media. The media has distorted our image to make us look bad. Please cut the xxxxxx bull****….When I am at the money machine, I’m not looking for the media. I’m looking for n*****s.”
-Chris Rock, Comedian