Last Friday in Beverly Hills, California, TV producer Charles Belk—a 51-year old black man—was on his way to a pre-Emmy awards party. When he left a restaurant, he was stopped by police, handcuffed and taken to jail with bail sent at $100,000. After 6 hours, police reviewed videotape that proved Belk had not robbed a bank and released him 10 minutes later. Belk says it was all because he was “tall, bald, male and black.” Will policing ever be colorblind?
Police and Race in America
Delores Jones-Brown - John Jay College Center on Race, Crime and Justice - @JohnJayResearch, Carroll Doherty - Pew Research Center for the People and the Press - @CarrollDoherty, Dan Marcou - PoliceOne.com - @PoliceOne, Joshua Correll - University of Colorado at Boulder, Janai Nelson - NAACP Legal Defense Fund - @JNelsonLDF