Stop Being So Quick to Call the Police!

People people people... Why do some of you feel the need to call the police in every little incident? Over the weekend, a woman that has earned the name #PermitPatty has gone viral for calling the police on an 8-year-old for selling water without a permit. Sis... the girl is eight! Plus, it was just some water bottles. If it was something like bootleg liquor or stolen TV's, ok I get it. But, $2 water bottles? You need to go find something to do because clearly, you're bored. 

We also cannot forget #BBQBecky. The woman who called the police on a family having a small BBQ at the lake because they were using a charcoal grill instead of a non-charcoal grill. Did it really bother you that much Becky? What did you really want the police to do? Couldn't you just go to another part of the lake? Like c'mon. 

Both situations were very irritating to see happen. Honestly, the memes were pretty funny though.   See my Instagram below for my favorite memes!

Now we're all human. The police are human too. Do you honestly think they want to waste their time tending to a small thing like a BBQ or selling waters? I don't think so. Therefore, here are some ways/tips to deal with issues other than calling the police:

  • Take your emotions out of it and have a calm conversation
    • We all can react out of emotion and we look back and think of other ways we could have handled things. Avoid that by keeping your emotions out of the situation. 
  • Remind yourself that escalating creates issues for both parties 
    • Escalating something that truly isn't that serious creates a headache for everyone. Remember, the task at hand is to find a resolution. 
  • Remember you are on an even playing field and we all have the same rights
    • Just because your skin is lighter than the next person or you make more money than the next person doesn't mean you any more important than them. Plus, just because your the one that called the cops doesn't mean you not the one in the right. 
  • If you are in a private establishment and things do escalate, consider getting security rather than the police
    • If you in the park or anywhere with security, call them. Calling the police creates more issues than there needs to be. Also, security will come much quicker than the police will. 
  • Leave
    • You know, sometimes it's just better to walk away. Save the trouble and simply relocate. 

What am I missing? Let me know on Instagram! @MannieOnTheScene

Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez

Angie Martinez is recognized as one of the most influential personalities in popular culture and multi-media. Originally known as “The Voice of New York,” Angie’s nearly 20 years of on-air hosting experience has led her to become the media... Read more


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