*Art equals daily life. Spoiler Alert: Today’s episode of The Young & The Restless will show Adam Newman and his wife, Chelsea, along with their small son, witnessing a rude awakening. Police will barge into the temporary bedroom of the couple, in the middle of the night, and all-hell-will break loose.
So much for TV. But the episode was probably taken from a scene in real life.
It happened to DeShawn Franklin, in a suburb of northern Indiana. He was asleep when police barged into his bedroom and started punching and tasing him. Poor man didn’t know what the hell was happening.
He told The Washington Post he was, “in shock” and “didn’t even know what was going on.”
All of this because he was yet another Black man who fit the description of who the cops were looking for.
A slender, African American man with dreads.
Franklin, who had done nothing wrong, was 18 in 2012 — the year of the incident. And although he was slender and did wear dreads, he was just one of HUNDREDS of young Black men who donned the look.
Read more at EURThisNthat.