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Response to hopemountain (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:36 PM

13. what an amazingly frightening experience that must have been, hopemountain

. . . having just recently sat on my couch with my wife and two sons - all of us in handcuffs because of some profiling and obviously erroneous report that there was 'dealing' going on in our home - I can certainly relate. An all white contingent of officers treated our mixed-race family like we were on some street corner instead of in our home (one officer asking me, sarcastically, if I owned a vacuum). I've never been so afraid for my family or felt so insecure in my own home. These forces are definitely out of control and need national guidelines to hold them more accountable to prevent such a harrowing experience like yours from occurring.

Thanks so much for sharing, and let's hope your relating of that experience helps in the understanding of what we're up against; at least in the minds of those who read your amazing account.

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