‘Just come home’ — Black lawmakers reflect on their interactions with the police

Political Theater, Episode 134

Three Black congressman — from left, Will Hurd, Cedric L. Richmond and André Carson — share what their parents told them about interacting with law enforcement, and what they’re telling the next generation. (Bill Clark and Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photos)
Three Black congressman — from left, Will Hurd, Cedric L. Richmond and André Carson — share what their parents told them about interacting with law enforcement, and what they’re telling the next generation. (Bill Clark and Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photos)
Jason Dick
Posted July 8, 2020 at 3:04pm

It doesn’t matter if you went to Morehouse, or if you were an undercover CIA officer or even a police officer yourself. If you are a Black man, odds are your interactions with the police are more dangerous and memorable than for others. CQ Roll Call’s Clyde McGrady interviewed three members of Congress who reflected on what it was like for them and what was different for them in their encounters with law enforcement.

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