A heated exchange between a black man and a Harris County, Texas, police officer has gone viral on social media, prompting the Sheriff’s department to investigate, reports KPRC.
Clarence Evans was throwing a football around with his 6-year-old son, when an officer approached him. He was investigating reports of a stolen dog. But the exchange quickly escalated after the officer accused him of being a fugitive from Louisiana.
The officer asked to see Evans’ ID. Evans refused. From there on the cop repeatedly accused him of being a criminal from Louisiana named Quintin.
“Then, well, let’s just see the ID and we’ll be done,” the deputy said multiple times.
Then the video, shot by Evans’ wife, starts.
“You’ve already called me by three different names!” Evans yells. “My name is not f—–g Quentin!”
“Who are you looking for?” his wife asks.
The officer shows Evans a picture of another man.
“Doesn’t that look like you?” he asks.
“No! That don’t look like me! What the f— is wrong with you?!” Evans responded. “You trying to say because I’ve got dreads, that’s me?!”
He told KPRC that the incident made him extremely uncomfortable.
“I just felt violated,” Evans later told . “Actually, I thought it was a joke at first. I thought it was a prank or something.”
Republican lawmakers ask judge to destroy smoking gun documents proving GOP’s white supremacy
Republicans on Monday sought a court order to block damning documents from being used against them in a lawsuit.
"North Carolina Republican lawmakers on Monday asked a court to make sure the files of the now-deceased GOP strategist Tom Hofeller are destroyed, or at least kept secret, instead of being used in a high-profile gerrymandering lawsuit," the Raleigh News & Observer reported.
"The filing comes after the groups behind the lawsuit, including Common Cause, accused Republican lawmakers of making false statements in court in a previous gerrymandering case, when the state’s 2011 maps were ruled unconstitutional," the newspaper noted. "That blockbuster accusation made national headlines and was, it said, based on Hofeller’s files which had been secret until recently."
Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks
Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.
The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.
Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.
Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy
President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.
"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.
"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.
"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.