This powerful 1st person account by the white father of an African American young man tells an all too common story of police over-reach and the abuse heaped upon men of colour in cities like New York. The offence of DWB, ‘driving while black’ could be fatal. Undercover cops grabbing men and throwing them to the ground without identifying themselves as police officers? Shameful behaviour and 90% of the time people are innocent? Is it worth it?
Denis G. Campbell is founder and editor of UK Progressive magazine and co-host of The Three Muckrakers podcast. He is the author of 7 books and provides Americas, EU and Middle Eastern commentary to the BBC, itv, Al Jazeera English, CNN, CRI, MSNBC and others. He is CEO of Monknash Media and a principal with B2E Consulting in London. You can follow him on Twitter @UKProgressive and on Facebook.