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May 21, 2008

Is Driving While Black A Crime?

Some reflections from a blogger on the experience of "Driving while black." It's important to not forget that the discussion around Civil Rights continues for a reason.

I found out yesterday a good friend of mine spent the night in jail because he didn't have his license on him. I will back up and say since I have lived in Atlanta, I have come across at least two "roadblocks" by police in neighborhoods that I would classify as "predominately" Black. The routine is for the police to block the road and ask everyone to see their license. If you don't have your license you get a ticket that ranges from $300 to $500 or more then if you are "unlucky" or DWB (Driving While Black) you may get a visit to the county jail...

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