Stopped, Harassed And Arrested For Being Black
From Simple Justice law blog
This incident happened last January and is just coming to light. Guess what, there’s video.
A guy just sitting around minding his own business waiting for his kids to get out of school evidently set off some passerby’s “alarm bell”…Ohhh, there’s a Black guy with dreadlocks just sitting there. Obviously he’s up to no good, so I’ll just drop a dime on him.
Scott H. Greenfield does a great analysis of the incident.
The incident, resulting in Lollie’s tasing at the hand of the cop who had no time to waste on Lollie with the niceties good guys reasonably expect, happened last January. The video showing why the charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and obstruction of the legal process were dropped wasn’t revealed for six months because the cops didn’t give him back his phone. They’re busy, you know, and it takes a lot longer…
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