It’s really difficult to be a young black guy when you’re residing in Detroit, Michigan.
I get profiled a lot, to be honest, especially when I am hanging out with a group of my equally black friends. If a police cruiser drives by, the two of us know they are going to stop right away as well as ask for ID. If the two of us were pale white, I sincerely doubt the two of us would ever have an issue. Three weeks ago, two of my good friends as well as I were hanging out by our apartments talking about life. All of us were minding our own business, but the two of us were located on the steps to the bank. A police cruiser drove by as well as flashed the light as soon as they spotted us. They stopped up the street as well as started walking back to our group. They harshly shined the lights in our faces as well as instantly asked for ID. I currently did not have my trifold in my pocket. When I tried to explain over and over that I lived close by, the police officer grabbed myself plus threw me against his car. I wasn’t fighting or trying to get away, but the police officer still hit myself and others in the back very hard several times with his nightstick. My friends were recording the incident. I went and showed the video to my parents as well as they are definitely going to hire a lawyer. It’s hard to find a lawyer usually that will take on a police brutality case, but there are a few available lawyers in the area. My friends as well as I were not breaking the law as well as the two of us were not causing any trouble. There was no appropriate reason for the police to physically assault my friends as well as I. The damning video evidence clearly shows proof as well as my parents found a respected lawyer that’s sure she can win the case.