Today’s read is from the liberal publication, Think Progress, about the new Milwaukee County Sheriff:
(Earnell) Lucas was making a grocery run for his grandmother when the cop rolled down his squad car window to accuse him of stealing a woman’s purse. Not buying Lucas’ polite denial, the cop said he was “gonna run you over there and have her identify you, and when she identifies you I’m gonna run you downtown,’” Lucas recalls, half grinning.
“I said sir, you can do that, but if she doesn’t identify me you’re gonna run me back over here and help me get these groceries home, because my grandma’s gonna be pretty upset if I don’t get these groceries home.”
The officer gave up and sped off. When Lucas walked into the station house less than a decade later for his first day as a full officer, he spotted the same cop who’d profiled him as a child.
“I walked up to him and…
Read the entire article here.