A young Hispanic man has shared the story of how someone called the police on his mother, who had been walking around her neighbourhood in the evening to ‘keep her blood’ flowing.
Fran Tirado, editor for Out magazine, penned a Twitter thread about how his mother had been surrounded by police cars after they were told that a “suspicious Hispanic woman” had been walking around and talking to herself in the area.
Tirado began: "My mom’s white neighbour [sic] called the cops on her the other day. She takes routine walks 3-4 times a week to keep her blood flowing, and one night, while she was on her way home, she was approached by a man she didn’t know (a cop) who began questioning her from a black car. [THREAD]"
My mom was spooked, tried to walk away, and suddenly two more cop cars pulled up and surrounded her. They asked what she was doing out so late, whether she lived in the area, and where was her ID?
The journalist went on to say that the police had been called on his father, too.
The situation had been horrible, but his mum refused to internalise it.
The incident is one of a series of allegedly racially-motivated incidents to occur in America.