Ving Rhames is an international movie star – best known for his roles in Pulp Fiction the Mission Impossible franchise and countless others. But despite the actor, who was born in 1965, the actor in a rural film did not crack down on the continued reality of profiling racially.
The 59-year-old actor opened a spooky, racially charged encounter with the police that occurred during a murder in his own home last appearance on The Clay Cane Show on SiriusXM.
"I had a situation, I live in Brentwood and I have another house in Santa Monica, California," recalls Rhames. "I'm at my house, it was around 2:1
Rhames said after the police had asked him to one-handed his front door open, he kicked his hands in the air. As a reminder, there was an officer "pointed at me with nine millimeters," along with two other officers, the police captain and a police dog.
"I get out, they recognize me," he said. "The captain of the police … he recognized me because my son played against his [kids’] school … they recognize me, and the guy says it was a mistake, they apologize, what's the matter with you. But My problem was – – And then I said, "Why are you doing this?" He said to me, "A woman called," said the policeman literally. "A woman named 9-1-1 said that he was a big black man "And so they came."
The actor said that after the incident had been de-escalated, he and some of the officers went to the neighbor's house where the 9-1-1 reputation arose, though he did said, "The person declined."
"Here I am at home, alone in basketball shorts, just because someone calls and says a big black man breaks in, as I open the wooden door, it opens up a nine-millimeter addressed me, "he added. "My problem is, I told them what if it was my son, and he, you know, a video game remote control or something, and you thought it was a weapon, just like … I know not, Trayvon [Martin] had a bag of Skittles. "
The Santa Monica Police Department responded to Rheses's allegations in a statement to ET.
"At around 7:52 pm on July 29, 2016, Santa Monica Public Safety Dispatch received several phone calls from residents of a potential apartment burglary in the 800 block of 23rd Street in Santa Monica," the statement reads. "The reporting parties have alleged that a black man was seen entering an apartment and did not live there, and Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) officials responded to the area with the information they had at their disposal at the residence The officers judged the residence, they met the resident at the front door, the officers recognized the resident, and the situation was quickly defused without resorting to force, and the resident was identified as Ving Rhames "
" After This incident SMPD has launched a city-wide community program "Meet Your Neighbors" to address such situations, "the statement said. "The program was designed to encourage neighbors to step out of their comfort zones and meet over coffee, ice cream or a block party, and the Santa Monica Police Department encourages neighbors to get to know each other to avoid similar situations." 19659002] Mission: Impossible – Fallout is now in theaters