My Mother, Stopped for Driving While Black

Mehari, Milen
Date Written:  2016-08-04
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19893

When the police pulled their guns on my mother, I reached for my phone and told her to be calm and do as they say. My parents and I had just been swarmed by police cars, sirens blaring, as we drove on I-64 through Virginia. Shock and fear consumed my family as we came to a stop and were ordered out of the vehicle at gun point. A third car even showed up to stop traffic. The officers then arrested my mother without any explanation. I felt helpless.

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