Last April, several barbershops got the “old boy’s treatment.” It seems Riverside County, California deputies didn’t have enough to do, so rather than get a haircut they figured they would harass the patrons and barbers of six shops.
They didn’t have warrants but asked for driver’s licenses and asked if anyone was on parole or probation, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Now, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), three barbers have come together to file a lawsuit against the police department.
But, the question that is rattling around in my mind is why did it take a whole year for the barbers to get together and have the bright idea to sue the police department? And I’m not in any way trying to implicate these brothers, but that “delay” in response to the police department’s harassment is a little questionable.
What do you think? Maybe I’m wrong, but if you have a blatant open and closed case of harrassment as this one seems to be, from a black perspective, we can’t wait to pounce when someone has wronged us and we know we are right. Tell the truth, ruth! You know how we are. But, my prayer is that these brothers get justice because no matter what, they have been wronged.
Read more of the details here.