Shopping while Black is not a crime.
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Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old Black engineering student from Queens, was arrested after purchasing a designer belt at Barneys New York, a luxury department store. With several forms of identification matching his debit card and his receipt in hand, Trayon was arrested, handcuffed, and locked in a jail cell by undercover NYPD officers. And apparently he isn't the only one — close to 50 others have been arrested outside the same store.
Enough is enough. Shopping while Black is not a crime. Please join us in urging the NYPD to conduct a full investigation into these arrests.