Through personal experience, Philly educators teach about racial profiling
WHYY PBS npr:
Philadelphia police pulled Quamiir Trice over for a broken tail light in North Philly last week. But a routine traffic stop soon escalated into the officer’s decision to search Trice and his car for drugs.
“He grabbed my wrist and said, ‘Get out the car!’ He damn near pulled me out of the car,” said Trice, a Philadelphia public school teacher. “So I grab my phone and start recording, because I’m wondering what’s about to happen...”
One Philly man’s experience spurs Lowe’s to reconsider receipt policy
WHYY PBS npr:
Will Mega spent a lot of money and asked a lot of questions at Lowe’s over the Memorial Day weekend.
In retrospect, if he hadn’t had to purchase so many items for the work he was doing on his home, he wouldn’t have questioned Lowe’s practice of requiring customers to show their receipts at the exit of the home-improvement chain’s West Philadelphia store...
Accused of racial profiling, Lowe’s ends policy of checking customers’ receipts as they leave
The Washington Post:
Memorial Day weekend was supposed to bring three productive days of home improvement for Will Mega, a dean at a North Philadelphia charter school.
He would go to two Lowe’s locations near his home in Philadelphia’s Wynnefield neighborhood for a grill and other items for a contracting job. But when Mega, who is black, found that only certain stores made customers show their receipts before leaving the store,...
Sexy Singles: Will Mega
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Wynnefield's Will Mega has the distinction of being the first cast member evicted from the CBS reality show "Big Brother."
These days, the 42-year-old Kappa Alpha Psi frat member is dean of students at an accelerated alternative school for former high-school dropouts...