Charles Blow on His Son’s Encounter with Campus Police

Charles Blow describes his son’s encounter with a Yale University security guard. “There is no amount of respectability that can bend a gun’s barrel. All of our boys are bound together.”

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One Comment on “Charles Blow on His Son’s Encounter with Campus Police

  1. Just rechecked my recollection that New Haven, home of Yale, continues to have an extremely high violence rate. That is relevant. Years ago at 19 (I am now 78) I had a similar encounter with the police, but in California. Not only did I face a gun, but a night in jail. All charges were dropped, but I understand that Blow’s innocent son was likely very stressed as I sure was. Clearly a memorable and unpleasant experience. He is indeed Black and I am indeed White, for whatever that is worth. This only to say that this is not strictly a racial issue. I am sure others could relate stories similar to mine in a more contemporary time frame. Never have thought I was unique in any way. Am very pleased that Mr. Blow’s son is ok. I wish him well in his pursuit of a degree.

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