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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Handcuffed For Traveling With A White Girl

"A traveling dance troupe claims they were racially profiled by Texas cops, who cuffed the trio after suspecting something wrong with a 13-year-old white girl and two black men sharing the same car, according to a report.

The teen, Landry Thompson, had just stopped at a Houston gas station with her dance partner, Josiah Kelly, 22, and their instructor, 29-year-old Emmanuel Hurd, when cops approached about 3 a.m. Sunday, the group told KHOU-TV.

The group — from Tulsa, Okla. — tried to explain that they spent the day recording a dance video with a local group, Planet Funk Academy, but cops didn't buy their story."* Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Jimmy Dore break it down on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Joe Kemp / NY Daily News:

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