Black writer nearly shot by police while shopping for conditioner

January 8, 2018

Despite reports regularly detailing how police target, harass, and kill unarmed Black Americans, officers’ interactions with people of color seem to have changed very little. A Twitter thread from writer Ben Faulding on Wednesday details a shocking confrontation that shows how miscommunication and racial profiling can cause people of color to die at officers’ hands. Faulding says he was walking home from the gym when he suddenly remembered that he needed…