“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.