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Afro-American man arrested by police because possessing a small pocket-knife

In the evening I was stopped on my way back from a restaurant by police. The officers told me they had stopped me because one of my lights was brighter than the other. I just stepped out of the car and one officer asked me wether I had anything supicious in my car like weapons or drugs. My answer was no.

The officers walked around the car, looking in the windows, and asked me if they could do a search of the car. And again, my answer was no, I don’t have anything suspicious in there, and you’re not going to look. Then they asked me the same question several times and each time I said no. Despite that the officers went ahead and searched the car anyway.

The only suspicious thing they found was a pocket-knife and I was arrested for that. Fearing further harassments as an Afro-American, Id did not file a complaint against them.


March 24, 2017
Hendo



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Afro-American man arrested by police because possessing a small pocket-knife

In the evening I was stopped on my way back from a restaurant by police. The officers told me they had stopped me because one of my lights was brighter than the other. I just stepped out of the car and one officer asked me wether I had anything supicious in my car like weapons or drugs. My answer was no.

The officers walked around the car, looking in the windows, and asked me if they could do a search of the car. And again, my answer was no, I don’t have anything suspicious in there, and you’re not going to look. Then they asked me the same question several times and each time I said no. Despite that the officers went ahead and searched the car anyway.

The only suspicious thing they found was a pocket-knife and I was arrested for that. Fearing further harassments as an Afro-American, Id did not file a complaint against them.

March 24, 2017
Hendo

You can also contribute!
Your financial contribution, as well as your contribution through articles or translation are very appreciated.