This isn’t my personal experience but it’s still very personal because it happened to my brother. My brother is a quiet guy who always minds his own business. Being hispanic, however, he always gets harassed by cops. Especially when he gets a haircut. I don’t know even know how many times he’s been pulled over for “jaywalking” and they always harass him with “what gang are you a part of” and “where are your tattoos”. We don’t even live in a bad neighborhood. The most recent and by far worse experience was when he was walking home from a jog he had taken. It was a hot day, and obviously he was going to get sweaty. Well a police cruiser pulled him over and accused him of being on meth because “he was sweating too much” and “matched the profile”. When my brother kept insisting he has never used drugs and was simply walking home, they handcuffed him and took him to the police station and forced him to take a blood test or he was going to have to go to jail. He has never been so humiliated in his life. How could the police just get away with this?! My brother can’t get a haircut because that automatically makes him a gang member?! He can’t even be a human being who sweats?? What kind of fucked up world do we live in!
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