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23. Stop and Frisk
The night was calm in Los Angeles, although
wind was particularly chilly. Frank had gotten out
work in Downtown Los Angeles around 11 p.m.
got his sweater, put his headphones on to
to music, and put his backpack on. Frank
taking his backpack to work, because he could
a change of clothes to work, so that
didn't have to wear his uniform after he
out. In order to get to his house,
had to take a bus and a train,
he didn't mind because he could listen to
After getting off the train, Frank got something
eat at a little restaurant that stayed open
and served hamburgers. After eating, Frank still had
walk for 30 minutes. While Frank was walking
a small street with a lot of homes,
noticed there was a car behind him following
slowly. He looked back and noticed it was
police car. He didn't mind because he wasn't
anything illegal, so he kept walking.
about to get home, the police car turned
the lights and drove directly to where Frank
at. They stopped and got out of the
. The two police officers surrounded Frank. Frank was
to this, and put his hands in the
. The police officers told him to put his
on the hood, which he did.
being searched, he asked the police officers why
was being searched. They ignored him and asked
questions. "Do you have anything illegal on you?
you been arrested before? Do you have a
?" Frank answered "no," to all of their questions.
put Frank in the back of the police
. Frank asked again, why he was being searched.
officer said, "Because you are walking around the
with a hooded sweatshirt." Frank had done nothing
, so the police let him go after searching