Miles Teller got cited for misdemeanor drunk-in-public, lived to tell the tale

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It’s been a terrible week/month/year/decade/century when it comes to police and communities of color. Over the weekend, white police officers shot and killed a pregnant African-American woman in front of her children. On Friday, the verdict came in on the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota. Castile was shot by a police officer, in front of his girlfriend and their daughter. The police officer was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter. It’s easy to toss off words like “white privilege” and “community policing,” but let’s face it: this sh-t isn’t changing any time soon. We keep having these conversations, we keep trying to figure out how to solve institutional racism and the uniquely American culture of violence. There is no answer. No answer unless you consider “just be white, then cops will be nice to you.” Textbook example: what happened to Miles Teller over the weekend.

Miles Teller was arrested early Sunday morning after he was literally falling down drunk and refusing to cooperate with cops … law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Teller was partying with a group of guys in San Diego when an officer noticed the actor was having trouble standing on the sidewalk. We’re told the cop walked up to Miles and started questioning him, but he quickly became uncooperative.

Our sources say that’s when Teller lost his balance and almost fell into a traffic lane. The cop cuffed him, and Miles had trouble standing in one spot. Now the turning point. San Diego offers a detox program where cops will take someone who is drunk to a center run by volunteers. The center has cots where someone can stay for 4 hours and sleep it off. The cop offered to take Miles there but we’re told he refused.

At that point Miles could have been arrested, but cops still took him to the detox center … hoping he’d cooperate. That didn’t happen. We’re told he refused to follow directions so the staff rejected him. At that point, Miles was arrested for being drunk in public … a misdemeanor. He was in jail for around 4 hours and he was released without bail. Miles’ rep had no comment.

[From TMZ]

I’m not here to make an example out of Miles Teller – he was sh-tfaced in public and that’s it. He wasn’t driving. He wasn’t fighting. He wasn’t verbally or physically abusing anyone. He was just wasted and he needed to sleep it off and that’s what happened. That’s what should happen with everyone. Every single citizen should be afforded the same benefit of the doubt by police officers which they give to Miles Teller. Treat all of us like you treat Miles Teller. Treat all of us like a rich, white, overgrown frat boy. Let’s try that for a change.

Here’s Miles Teller’s version of events:

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  1. INeedANap says:

    Dylan Roof was carted off alive after murdering 9 people.

    Anyone who thinks this country is post-racial is clinging to their privilege with a vengeance.

  2. Mia4s says:

    OK if he had stayed silent and just let this be I wouldn’t have said a word. As you say he wasn’t driving (although stumbling into traffic endangers others too). But he has the gall to deny it when the police already confirmed he was arrested?! Oh that’s just arrogant beyond belief. Or he has a substance abuse problem that needs addressing right now…but no, probably just arrogant. What’s the Sarah Hagi quote?: Lord give me the confidence of a mediocre white man.

    Oh and before anyone tries to use the ‘well young folks get up to mischief’ excuse, he’s 30 years old. 30.

  3. Cherise says:

    Important social issues aside, remember that time Esquire did a profile interview with Miles that began “You’re sitting across from Miles Teller at the Luminary restaurant in Atlanta and trying to figure out if he’s a dick” and concluded that yes, he is infact a big ass dick?

    • NeoCleo says:

      Dick is too good a word from him. Subtract it from your comment and I think you’ve nailed it!

  4. Marilynsemptypillbottle says:

    Eh, I’d still hit it one time. Twice if it’s good.

  5. Adele Dazeem says:

    This guy has issues. More coming in this vein, mark my word.

  6. K says:

    He was amazing in The Spectacular Now. Really remarkable performances by both kids in the leads. Otherwise, I know nothing about him – that’s one up from the other young male actor on here recently, though? God, I’m old.

    Agreed that a young black man in that situation would be in jail right now at best, and dead at worst. Miserable beyond belief that that’s the reality in 2017.