August 29, 2014 9:48 am -

Charles Belk, a Los Angeles entertainment entrepreneur, was stopped in Beverly Hills for “walking while black”  because he’s a tall, bald black guy. A tall bald black guy was seen on a bank video (yet to be released), and so cops thought they had their man. They could have easily checked him out and determined his identity using the Google, but handcuffs were more convenient.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Black Man Wrongly Detained By Police In Beverly Hills Tells Me His Story

  1. crc3 August 29th, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I hope he sues the living crap out of the BH police dept!!

    • juicyfruityyy August 29th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      This would be a start. But someone had posted that the BH police never apologized. So, they don’t feel that they did anything wrong. Sounds like we need police reform. Need to go through all the cities and states and start replacing these cops with those who are willing to serve the public. Not an interest group.

      • ChrisVosburg August 29th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

        On Tuesday, BHPD released a statement which said it “deeply regrets the inconvenience to Mr Belk” and acknowledged some “breakdowns” in the way the arrest was handled, and further promises internal investigation of the case.

        • juicyfruityyy August 29th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

          Inconvenience? How about “I’m sorry”?

          • ChrisVosburg August 30th, 2014 at 12:48 am

            The phrase “I’m Sorry,” primarily refers to an expression of regret.

  2. EnuffBull August 29th, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Didn’t we learn anything from Beverly Hills Cop? Throw a black man out a plate glass window, and the black man is arrested. Eddie Murphy predicted this in 1984.

    • juicyfruityyy August 29th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      I think as long as a black man is breathing. He is subjected to being arrested.

  3. juicyfruityyy August 29th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    He has a imagine, reputation, and business interest to protect. Bank robbery is a serious allegation. I would be fighting to maintain it. It would be interesting, to meet the person who, positively, identified him and the tape. I don’t think that it would surface. But I’m sure that they would try to find a way to ruin his imagine.