A US citizen was stopped in a Maryland suburb for the apparent crime of “walking while brown,” and police demanded that she show ID while questioning her legal status. Ominously, authorities also had this to say about the sequel to this situation:
Bel Air Police Department Chief Charles Moore, who’s led the agency since September 2015, said he’s not sure if his department has a policy specifically dealing with questioning a person’s immigration status, but added: “If there isn’t one, there will be.”
“Why don’t you have ID?” she said the supervisor asked her. “Are you here illegally?”
The woman had actually attended high school in the neighborhood, as well.