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Grey's Anatomy Showrunner Krista Vernoff Says She Got Away With Crimes As A Teen Because She Was White

Grey's Anatomy Showrunner Krista Vernoff Says She Got Away With Crimes As A Teen Because She Was White

Krista Vernoff was a little troublemaker when she was younger and got away with a lot of things that others wouldn’t.

The Grey’s Anatomy showrunner shared a series of tweets, opening up about the things she did as a teen and how she got away with most of them because of the color of her skin.

“When I was 15, I was chased through a mall by police who were yelling ‘Stop thief!’ I had thousands of dollars of stolen merchandise on me. I was caught, booked, sentenced to 6 months of probation, required to see a parole officer weekly. I was never even handcuffed,” Krista‘s first tweet read.

The next says, “When I was 18, I was pulled over for drunk driving. When the Police Officer asked me to blow into the breathalyzer, I pretended to have asthma and insisted I couldn’t blow hard enough to get a reading.”

Krista goes on to tell more tales of her teen crimes, before urging white people to pay attention and speak up.

“I’m asking the white people reading this to think about the crimes you’ve committed. (Note: You don’t call them crimes. You and your parents call them mistakes.) Think of all the mistakes you’ve made that you were allowed to survive,” she says. “Defunding the police is not about “living in a lawless society.” It’s about the fact that in this country, we’re not supposed to get shot by police for getting drunk.”

“The system that lets me live and murders Rayshard Brooks is a broken system that must change. Stop defending it. Demand the change. #BlackLivesMatter #WhitePrivilege #DefundPolice.”

Read Krista’s full thread inside now…

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