Perry: 'We Are Still Being Racially Profiled'
So our new online Patch poll asks, do police engage in racial profiling?
Perry was driving to his studio in southwest Atlanta when two white police officers stopped him. Perry described the incident as "hostile" and "confusing" until a black police officer pulled onto the scene and recognized Perry. At that point, one of the white officers apologized to Perry.
The incident occurred the day when President Obama was scheduled to speak at Perry's studio during his recent visit to Atlanta.
According to CNN, Perry's posting drew 91,586 "likes" and 15,637 comments in its first five hours online.
In his Facebook post, Perry did not identify which police agency pulled him over. According to the Atlanta Police Department, it has a strict policy prohibiting by any employee during the course of their duties, and the department it strongly encourages anyone who believes they are the victim of any form of discrimination to bring those concerns to the department's attention.
So Patch wants to know: do you believe that police engage in racial profiling?