“Son do you know why I’m stopping you for”
Cause I’m young and I’m black and my hat’s real low?
Do I look like a mind reader sir? I don’t know!” Jay-Z

Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 5.30.20 PMTremaine McMillian learned a hard lesson about what it means to be young, black and armed with an intimidating stare. Turns out that you don’t even have to commit a crime to get choked out. All he did was shoot a few “dehumanizing stares” at officers who slammed him to the ground and put him in a choke hold. Police claim he was clenching his fists and looking menacing but the teenager claims that he was busy bottle feeding a puppy at the time. Sounds scary.

The incident was caught on a cell phone video and obtained by CBS Miami.

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Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen is the Editor-in-Chief of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.