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Newscaster gets pulled over for driving a ‘suspicious truck’ while ‘Hispanic’

Stop calling the cops on brown people!

 

Jaya Saxena

IRL

Published Oct 14, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 7:26 pm CDT

People (presumably white) are at it again with calling the cops every time they see a brown person doing literally anything. This time it happened to Texas newscaster Homa Bash and her cameraman, who were stopped by the cops after reports of “Hispanic-looking woman & black man with a suspicious white truck & camera.”

Bash, who is actually Indian, (but that’s beside the point) tweeted about the incident, saying Plano Police were chill about the whole thing. But others responded with similar experiences of being assumed suspicious because of their looks.

https://twitter.com/KentuckyBlacc/status/786394092502708224

https://twitter.com/KentuckyBlacc/status/786948726652858368


Thankfully, this particular instance of cops pulling over people of color ended in laughs, but incident after incident shows that it often doesn’t.

H/T BuzzFeed

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*First Published: Oct 14, 2016, 1:38 pm CDT