Being a postal worker isn't as easy a job as some people think it is.
A postal worker is on their feet all day. They deliver mail to all types of communities as well, often putting their lives in danger. They also work in the rain, sleet, heat or snow.
One of the biggest issues a postal worker has to deal with is issues on the road. Driving the mail and crossing the street with it can be dangerous. Recently in Brooklyn, New York, a postal worker was put in danger on the road.
A car flew by him and nearly hit him as he was crossing the street with the mail. The car just so happened to be full of undercover cops. He reportedly shouted in response, which is what folks tend to do when their vehicles are nearly struck.
Rather than let the exchange pass, the cops hopped out the car and ARRESTED the postal worker in the middle of his route.
The officers began to cuff him, and when Grays did not immediately cooperate, he received a “Stop resisting! You’re going to get hurt if you don’t give me your f*cking hands.”
Grays was taken downtime and let go after a short period of time, but the cops have yet to issue an official reason on why he was detained at all in the first place.
Most of the exchange was caught on cell phone. It seems at the moment that he has a lawyer and may be taking this to court. In a press conference, his representation spoke on the matter saying:
“It is not a crime for someone to voice outrage after almost being struck by a vehicle … It is not a crime to state that you’re angry at someone who almost hit you. That is not a crime … If they would do that to him in his postal uniform, they would do it to any person of color in that community.”
Lets hope the police own up to this mistake and this guy is taken care of properly for the hardship he has suffered in this ordeal.