“What did you do that brought unfair treatment on?”


Props to Riyah Basha and Allana Akhtar of the Michigan Daily for their exploration of racist policing in Ann Arbor.

The AAPD’s Director of Community Engagement, Tom Hickey, offers an all-too-familiar set of deflections/denials in the article—and in one instance he unwittingly illustrates the destructive bias that’s almost always an influence on the sight(s) of white cops:

Racial profiling, [Officer Hickey] insisted, is not an issue in Ann Arbor.

“What did you do that brought unfair treatment on?” he said he’d ask students.

Read the full article here.


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