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  •  White guy here... (13+ / 0-)

    In my early twenties, I was buying beer and was accosted by police in the parking lot. Mind you, I had a shaved head and tattoos. They took my driver's license and did a quick background check on me, discovering that I had a speeding ticket and an unpaid parking ticket. One of the police officers called me a "habitual traffic offender" and suggested that I had already been drinking and should not be driving. Of course I hadn't had a drop to drink that day, but that didn't stop the police officers from conducting a field sobriety test and looking into my car with flashlights.

    But I will say that I was never worried that they would shoot me.

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

    by HairyTrueMan on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 10:10:37 AM PDT

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