Bob Marley's Granddaughter Donisha Prendergast Demands Police Protocol Changes After Airbnb Run-In - Billboard

Bob Marley's Granddaughter Donisha Prendergast Demands Police Protocol Changes After Airbnb Run-In - Billboard
Bob Marley | 2018-05-15 05:57

"When I was ordered to put my hands up I looked at one of the policemen and said are you serious. From the first few minutes, they knew that they were wrong but there is no protocol to deescalate the situation. They never drew weapons and at no moment was I afraid; I just felt sorry for them because they looked like robots repeating protocol. The police got a call about a potential burglary in process and they sent seven vehicles, a helicopter and not one black officer but they knew it was three black people there. What did they expect would happen. We have to revise this protocol because it has resulted in many destructive ends; I am sure that one of the reasons why the police were so well behaved in this case is because of who I am."Donisha Prendergast, 33, is the daughter of Peter Prendergast, former Jamaican soccer referee and Sharon Marley, Rita Marley's eldest child who was adopted by Bob Marley when she was a baby. "Right now, my mind is consumed with how we can heal the divisions between black and white in America. A lot of people love my grandpa's music, black, white, young, old, so let's have a real conversation now.'One Love' is more than just a song of his that people love to sing, it's an action, a movement, and we need more soldiers on this mission of love.".