Source: Breanna Edwards / The Root
Exchanges between black youth and the police don’t always have to end in violence.
What began as an unfortunate incident of alleged police profiling in Princeton, N.J., ended with a public-forum discussion with the officer who did the profiling.
According to one member of the Black Youth Project 100, or BYP100, a youth-centered black activist group, the police pulled over a car carrying members leaving a conference on Princeton University’s campus. The officer cited a broken taillight, but upon investigation the vehicle was found to be intact. The unidentified officer let the group go, but when they asked him to take part in a discussion, he agreed to meet the young people at another location, offering them free parking as an apology so they could talk at will.
The video below shows about half a dozen black young people huddled around the police car, talking to the black officer about why his actions hurt them.
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