March 30, 2012
Young African American men, none of whom wanting to give his name, hang out on a corner in the south end of Stratford, Conn. The man calling himself "P," left, complained of continually receiving extra scrutiny from local police for the way they look and dress. In 2006, teenager Titasheen Mitchell and Councilman Alvin O'Neal, both black, were arrested by a white police officer, David Gugliotti. The arrests sparked protests and angry town hall meetings because O'Neal, who happened to be on the scene, claims he saw the police officer hit the teenager during the arrest before being arrested himself for interfering. The incident and its aftermath has been viewed by some as Stratford's Trayvon Martin case.
The Washington Post