18-year-old Black Texas man arrested for walking on road during snowstorm had the charges dropped against him
Remember ole George Carling in one of his routine was screaming “walking!”
An 18-year-old African American Texas man was arrested for “walking!” on the icy road on February 16. But fortunately, this story ended up with dropping all charges against the young man otherwise it would be simply too much of absurdity in the nowadays America’s law and order.
18-year-old Rodney Rees was initially reported suspicious by a caller who described Reese to police as wearing a short-sleeved shirt and shorts and “stumbling” down the road.
Although the arrived officers who spotted Reese walking down the roads told him they were there to help him, he refused to accept any help from the cops and was eventually handcuffed. But the guy was just going home.
“They just treated me like I was a criminal or something,” Reese then told Fox4.
There is nothing to be surprised at why the student rejected the cops’ help. He as if knew how it was going to happen. He is Black, they will detain him even if he is only
However, police said the race didn’t play role in the man’s arrest.
“Just ‘cause I’m Black, that’s it. It’s ‘cause I’m Black, I fit a description. It hurts, man,” Reese said. “I don’t even think the call would’ve happened [if I weren’t Black]. Honestly, I really don’t.”
Reese was charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway, a misdemeanor, although the Plano Police Department publicly said he also committed the misdemeanor offense of interference with public duties by resisting officers’ efforts to detain and handcuff him.
Plano Police is still determining whether to launch the internal investigation.