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One of many who ‘fit the description’

The experience of tennis star James Blake, who was assaulted by a police officer while traveling for the U.S. Open, reminds us that success and fame don’t spare black people from police harassment or violence. Keisa Reynolds knows the feeling of having her life interrupted due to supposedly looking like a suspect. “It has been 10 years since the first time I was stopped and five years since the last time. It doesn’t matter where I’ve gone to school, how much money I carry in my wallet, or how often I smile. I am one of the many who fit the description.” Her commentary is on Richmond Pulse.

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This entry was posted on October 15, 2015 by in Richmond Pulse and tagged , .

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