Published on Tuesday, December 02 2014 08:29
Written by Douglas Turner
Walk with me on this imagined journey, if you will:
You are a police officer riding in your cruiser when you see a car-load of young black men driving erratically. You pull your siren and they pull over to the side of the road.
Before you approach their car you input the license plate number into your inside car computer and the inquiry shows the car, or license plate, as being stolen. You radio for backup and stay in your car until the backup officer arrives. When the two of you approach the car the young black men start yelling “racial profiling”. The people (mostly black) on the sidewalk start gathering to see what is going down. Soon, there is a large crowd of blacks taunting the police officers.
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