Once upon a time, my brother was arrested for the unlawful carrying of a firearm in an affluent area in west Houston named River Oaks. As a young man in Houston, from the barrio, he is a prime suspect for racial profiling as is the case in most urban areas, major cities, and places where they “don’t belong”.
That’s what the cop said to my brother, he “didn’t belong” in River Oaks.
It seems to me to be quite suspicious that the cop stopped by brother for being “brown” rather than for him committing a criminal offense in the first place.
Low and behold he had a firearm in his vehicle so racial profiling or not, a crime had been committed, or had it?
Thanks to the lawyer we found online, it was found that the officer had no good reason for stopping my brother, and that his search of the vehicle, and seizure of the property, was unfounded.