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Meet the 17-Year-Old Who Blew the Lid Off Racial Profiling With His iPod

Meet the 17-Year-Old Who Blew the Lid Off Racial Profiling With His iPod
Mon, 7/1/2013 - by The Nation
This article originally appeared on The Nation

Found on the inimitable Dominic Powell's Facebook page. If you live in New York City and want to keep the NYPD honest, download the Stop & Frisk app to record your encounter like Alvin did.

 

 

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