Lamar Roundtree "A Mile in My Shoes: The Wrong Guy"
Imagine just getting off work on a Friday evening with plans on taking your girlfriend to Canada to celebrate her 23rd birthday. When suddenly you're alarmed by the flashing of police lights behind your vehicle, signaling you to pull over. While instantly being made aware by your three-year-old son that the police were approaching your vehicle with their guns drawn.
Totally unaware of the police motive at the time, I fully complied with every command given to me. "Mr. Roundtree, roll down all of your tinted windows, and exit the car while facing forward with your hands up". Without further incident, I exited my vehicle faced forward, as directed by an officer several feet behind me on Lyell Avenue in the city of Rochester. "Keep your hands up, and begin walking...
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