[ From the Sept/Oct 2002 issue of Mother Jones ] :
Biking While Black; or, Meanwhile, Back on the Plantation
Like many sweeping cases, this one started small. In 1995, several months after moving from Detroit to predominantly white Eastpointe, Davon King, then 12, and his older brother, Charlie, 14, were riding to a neighborhood store. A police car pulled up and an officer shouted at them to stop. Black kids were stealing bikes in Eastpointe and taking them to Detroit, the officer told them. He asked for their names, IDs, and bike registrations, then waved them on.
Posted by ronn at October 7, 2002 04:00 PM