News anchor and new BET talk show host TJ Holmes was pulled over yesterday just minutes away from his Atlanta home.
Holmes used Twitter to document the incident:
Driving while black ain’t no joke!instagr.am/p/NtNk4mt9Xg/
Yep, in sitting on the side of the road 1 mile from my house with 2 cop cars behind me.
Officer has yet to give a reason for why he stooped me.
This is a damn shame. Officer is literally stumbling over his words trying to explain why he stopped me.
Read more at Ebony.com.
Unfortunately, most of the blacks and Latinos who are pulled over and harassed by police for flimsy reasons at best lack the notoriety of Holmes.
Nonetheless, kudos to Holmes for using his name to shed light on unjustified police harassment.