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"Emerson professor, NAACP editor says he was wrongly cited by Newton police" by Evan Allen Globe Staff July 01, 2015
Emerson College professor Jabari Asim was surprised to find the criminal citation for driving without a license in the mailbox of his Newton home last week. He had been at work all day June 22, he said, his wife had the car to run errands — and they had a receipt, a witness, and his phone’s GPS data to bolster the claims.
Asim, an academic and executive editor of The Crisis, the official publication of the NAACP, first assumed it must be a misunderstanding. But after walking to the police station and speaking to the police officer who wrote the citation, he began to wonder if race played a role.
“I’m not surprised to have difficulties with the police. I’m a 52-year-old black man,” said Asim, who has written books on race and justice. “I’m primarily frustrated because the question for me becomes, ‘How many people does this happen to? And how many of them do not have the resources I have?’ ”
A clerk magistrate will determine in a hearing whether the charge is warranted, and city officials said they would pay close attention to the outcome....
I probably won't.
Does he have a license?
Did he even past the test?
UPDATE: Emerson professor has traffic citation vacated