Imagine living in a place where you can be stopped, searched and detained (by State funded officials) for no reason despite the fact the very State that pays those officials publicly claims that such actions are illegal. Imagine that those same officials can, and do on a regular basis use unnecessary violence (occasionally resulting in death) during these “illegal” incidents. Imagine that these incidents are so common that it is rare to know some one who hasn’t been victimized by the aforementioned officials. For some of you this is just a thought exercise, or a scenario that would only play itself out (in your mind) in some far away land. But for the rest of us it is our daily reality.
The struggle is real.