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    Posted March 29, 2012 by
    Rochester, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    One year since Trayvon Martin's death

    VanWhite and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Trayvon Martin shooting
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    Profiling has become a way of life in American law enforcement.

    As a former prosecutor and civil rights lawyer, Van White has just about seen it all. "Saddly what is happening in Sanford doesn't surprise me at all. Truth be told it probably doesn't surprise most urban residents either -- particularily urban youth." said White. Take for example, White's 16 year old client whose lip was busted by a police officer after being stopped for riding a bicycle without a bell on the handle bar. That's right, this young man who had never been arrested before was arrested and assaulted for riding a bicycle without a bell or horn. (Charging document is attached.) You've heard of DWB (Driving While Black)? Well now it's time you told your children about RWB (Riding While Black)!
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