Earlier today, I posted a story about an innocent black man from Brooklyn who was harassed by police for doing nothing more than standing next to his car, smoking a cigar. As a white woman in a wheelchair who has never been stopped for looking suspicious, I was aghast at the way the man was treated by police, who always seem to bend over backwards to help me out.
The experience of that cigar smoker made me look into other such stop and frisks, which led me to this Upworthy video of a seventeen-year-old New Yorker who says he has been stopped and searched by police so often – and so abusively – that he decided to record the next incident.
I will reserve my comments to allow you to form your own opinion on the behavior of police, who tell the young man they stopped him because he’s a “mutt”.
Here’s that video:
Photo: NYPD Facebook
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