- Actor Amanda Seales pushes back on #FreeRodneyReed movement Monday 10:58 PM
- Netflix thriller ‘Earthquake Bird’ can’t solve its own mystery Monday 4:45 PM
- Goop is selling an expensive ‘restraining arts’ BDSM kit Monday 4:17 PM
- Body positivity actress Lili Reinhart calls out Photoshopping app Monday 3:42 PM
- ‘Rick and Morty’ zeroes in on connections and leans into familiar territory Monday 3:30 PM
- People are sharing photos of how much they’ve changed in a decade Monday 2:30 PM
- A few of our favorite things on Newegg are on sale for Black Friday Monday 2:15 PM
- Disney adds ‘Bob’s Burgers’ movie back to release schedule after accidentally yanking it Monday 2:02 PM
- Ocasio-Cortez launches petition demanding Stephen Miller’s resignation Monday 1:24 PM
- Prince Andrew’s defense against child sex crimes stokes conspiracy theory flames Monday 1:20 PM
- More people may be looking to cancel Disney+ than Netflix Monday 1:09 PM
- Monday Night Football: How to stream Chiefs vs. Chargers live Monday 1:00 PM
- After days of deadly protests, Iran implements ‘largest internet shutdown ever’ Monday 12:55 PM
- ‘Disney Plus and thrust’ is apparently the new Netflix and Chill Monday 12:32 PM
- Woman fired, sued after coworker shared their sexts Monday 12:22 PM
Editor’s note: A ThinkProgress investigation found that the @Crystal1Johnson account was a fake account linked to Russian trolls. The account has since been deleted. In failing to trace back the original source of the tweet, to reach out for comment, and to document the tweet’s viral trajectory, we fell short of our editorial standards. Given the story’s historical and educational value, we’ve decided to leave the post in its original form, and we encourage you to read the ThinkProgress report.
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.)
The police allegedly showed up, guns drawn, and told the man to put his hands up because he was accused of walking around the property, looking through windows, trying to open doors, and searching for a way to steal from the home.
The man wore a red Comcast shirt, was near his white Comcast truck, and was searching for some wiring to do his job.
Apparently someone saw the man in an area where they did not think he should be, got scared, and reported him. You’d think the Comcast truck and shirt would have done the trick.
Brianna Holt is a New York City journalist who covers entertainment and technology. Her work has appeared in MSN, Black Entertainment Television (BET), Best Life, and ONE37pm. She's a former music editor at BuzzFeed and previously served as an editorial intern with the Daily Dot in 2016.