Have you ever been stopped by police for jogging while black? It happens. And this is how it went down recently in Alabama.
Corey Dickerson was minding his own business, doing some sprints in his hometown of Talladega, AL when a cop drove up and started asking questions. Now, Corey was obviously out of breath. He also knew he'd done nothing wrong and that all the questions the cop started asking were for no reason!
Basically, Corey got stopped for staying in shape and running aka jogging while black. “Well, looks like I’m about to get harassed,” he said as the cop pulled over.
But for a cop to “stop and identify” a person, that person has to be suspected of doing something wrong. Corey knew his rights and was hoping to not let the cops get away with profiling.
Corey gets out of it after the second cop comes…but you know his knowledge of the law helped. In the immortal words of Jay Z: ”I ain’t passed the bar but I know a little bit, enough that you won’t illegally search my s***.”
While we can't in good conscious always advocate taking video of everything for safety reasons OR questioning cops if you've feel you've been wrongly stopped, we can say high-5 to Corey! Watch his harassment for yourself and see how he handled questions from the cops…
–TeamSMILEYThis post was originally published on Team DL