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    Posted April 13, 2012 by
    Columbus, Ohio
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    One year since Trayvon Martin's death

    C5ANavigator and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Trayvon Martin shooting

    Black Veterans Profiled

    There is nothing new about racial profiling. Just after the Viet Nam war, my brother and I went into a New York Jewish neighborhood. I was considering buying a house, with help from the G.I. Bill. Cops came out of nowhere asking what I was doing there. I gave them a hard time, asking if I needed a Top Secret Clearance (which I had) and I also advised them that I had a military concealed carry license because as one of my duties - I guarded his Air Force planes.

    Years later I moved to Ohio and was employed in the town of Hilliard. During lunch breaks I would walk. During the entire time I was employed in Hilliard I was stopped thirteen seperate times. Once, when I protested, I was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Charges were dropped - but I spent the night in jail. The point is that white America wants to be another South Africa with rules of apartheid. They would love to have passports for any one of another color. It doesn't matter how loyal you have been. I myself have rescued two white persons from a burning aircraft - but when I walk down the street, I am profiled and subject to the most demeaning treatment racist police seemed trained to deliver to the black population.
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