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'Grey's Anatomy' Showrunner Krista Vernoff Reflects on Police Brutality in Emotional Post

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 18, 2020
06:00 P.M.

Krista Vernoff's tweets have gone viral after she spoke against white privilege following the death of Rayshard Brooks.

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A couple of days after Krista Vernoff tweeted about her white privilege; People has reported that the tweets have gone viral.

Krista Vernoff at the Screening And Panel Discussion With The Women Of Showtime's "Shameless" at The London Hotel on March 22, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Krista Vernoff at the Screening And Panel Discussion With The Women Of Showtime's "Shameless" at The London Hotel on March 22, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Through the series of tweets that she posted on June 15, the "Grey's Anatomy" showrunner recalled the many times that a police officer let her off with a warning and allowed her to continue with her life she committed a crime.

Asides Krista, "Grey's Anatomy" actress, Ellen Pompeo, has also addressed the aggression that individuals experience during Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests.

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In the first tweet, Krista noted that when she was fifteen, she was "chased through a mall by police who were yelling 'Stop thief!'" Even though she was "caught, booked, sentenced to 6 months of probation," she wasn't handcuffed.

The 46-year-old also remembered that when she was eighteen, she was pulled over for drunk driving but was let off with a verbal warning after pretending to have asthma and telling the officer that she couldn't "blow hard enough to get a reading."

Krista gave an additional instance about the time when she was twenty and punched a guy in the face, while they were standing a few feet from authorities.

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Instead of arresting her as the assaulted guy wanted, the officer called Krista aside and told her that he would love to have her as a partner if she ever joined the force.

The TV screenwriter wondered if people would say that she deserved it if the cops had shot her in the back while she ran through the mall. Krista ended her emotional tweets by stating that she was inspired to speak after the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks.

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People recalled that Rayshard, a black man, was killed at a Wendy's restaurant following a complaint made to authorities about a car that was parked in the restaurant's drive-thru.

When he was accosted, Rayshard resisted arrest, which led to the responding officer using a taser on the 27-year-old. During the struggle that ensued between the duo, Rayshard was shot - he later died at the hospital shortly after surgery.

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Asides Krista, "Grey's Anatomy" actress, Ellen Pompeo, has also addressed the aggression that individuals experience during Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests.

According to ABC News, Ellen pointed out that the authorities behaved differently during BLM protests and other protests, including Women's March and Pride protests.

The actress reportedly stated that she wanted to know why police stances were different based on who was involved in a protest.

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