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    outcome would have been if you had stepped off that bus and walked toward those cops with your cellphone out. Sometimes that's all it takes. In 1994 I was living in our family home with two of my sisters when Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald McFaul's deputies arrived at the next door neighbor's house to apprehend one of her sons as a deadbeat dad.
    They got out of their cruisers and drew their guns, standing at all possible exit points. I was on our front porch when they showed up. I opened our front door, yelled both my sisters' names very loudly and told them to bring their cameras. I stayed on the porch and when my sisters got there with their cameras there were three of us.
    After about 10 minutes four different neighbors came out of their houses and stood across the street. 20 minutes after that, the deputies got back in their cars and left. We never exchanged a word with them and never made eye contact. They never knocked on my neighbor's door.

    Mr. President, if you've kept all your commitments to my civil rights, then you never made enough commitments in the first place.

    by davidincleveland on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 07:03:20 PM PDT

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