Cop Stops and Frisks Black Man Because He 'Didn't Like The Way He Was Walking'

by M. David and S. Wooten
Counter Current News
Nov. 03, 2015

It's a phenomenon known as "walking while black." To many who are not African American, it is assumed to be nothing more than paranoia or coincidence. But to African Americans, it is a phenomenon that is all to real, and one that is becoming increasingly documented by those who film the police.

One such incident was recorded by Deonte Lynn, an African American man who was simply walking home from work when he was stopped and then frisked by an Alabama police officer after the cop told him he "didn't like the way he was walking."

Lynn explains that he walking from his job at a Subway store, to a nearby shopping center in order to return his Redbox movie before incurring a late fee. That's when a police officer stopped him.

Lynn explains on the YouTube video description that "I wasn't walking on the wrong side of the street I was walking normal across a red light intersection. he was sitting at red light and once it turned green he came and pulled up on me and told me to get across the road. I said ok n kept it moving, then like 1 min later he pulls up on me again but this time gets out his car. so yea pretty much no reason he just really wanted to mess with me. I guess he was bored."

Lynn repeatedly asks the officer why he was being stopped.

"I'm going to give you just a little bit before you go to jail," the officer replies.

"You stopped and told me, 'don't walk like that' and I said, 'ok,'" Lynn continued.

"No, I said, get on across the road," the cop replies again. "You're about come to a standstill."

"When you told me that, I was already at the gas station," Lynn responds.

The officer tries to justify stopping him because he was walking in the road. But Lynn notes the absence of sidewalks, which makes it legal to walk in the road.

"I can come out and talk to you anytime I want to," the officer continues.

"You're not telling me why you f*cking stopped me," Lynn asserts.

"I don't care. At this point, I'll tell you why you're going to jail," the cop replies again.

The officer then frisks Lynn – "to look for weapons."

After 30 minutes, Lynn was let go.

Watch the video who Lynn uploaded below…

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