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What can black people do these days without being accused of a crime?
Apparently you can remove “go to work” from the list.
On Monday a Facebook post of a black man being given a ticket went viral. From what can be told by the picture and the post, the man works for Comcast and was working on a house when a bystander reported him to the cops. (By the time his post got to Twitter, his name had been redacted.)