*Recently, news of police being called on black people has become all too common. Innocuous, everyday actions like napping in a university dorm, waiting in Starbucks, renting an airbnb, checking out a real estate property and shopping at Nordstrom have lead to the police showing up.
Sometimes the encounters end peacefully like in the case of the white woman who called the police on a black family for barbequing in Oakland.
The police took the side of the black youths and didn’t take any actions.
On the other hand, it can end up in cold-blooded murder like in the case of Stephon Clark who got shot to death by police in his own backyard for holding a mobile phone. “Existing while black” is becoming harder day by day.