Star Trek and Reading Rainbow Actor LeVar Burton Explains How to Avoid Police Brutality

Emma Foehringer Merchant

In a segment from CNN’s documentary “The N Word”, LeVar Burton, of Reading Rainbow fame, describes how he avoids getting shot when pulled over by police. In the same segment, white author Tim Wise relates a story in which a police officer actually helped him break into his own car after he was locked out, without Wise providing any identification.

Emma Foehringer Mer­chant is a sum­mer 2013 edi­to­r­i­al intern.
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