Tennessee Police Detain Black Couple and Take Their Children: The Guardian US

Police stopped a Black couple in Tennessee – and took their children  The Guardian US

Mar 18, 2023 - 17:30
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Tennessee Police Detain Black Couple and Take Their Children: The Guardian US

Tennessee Police Detain Black Couple and Take Their Children: The Guardian US


Recently, The Guardian US conducted an investigation into a disturbing case involving Tennessee police officers detaining a black couple and taking their children away. The incident occurred in April of 2019 when the couple, identified as John and Mary, were pulled over by police officers in their hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The couple was stopped for an alleged traffic violation, but the police officers quickly escalated the situation. The officers asked for the couple’s identification and then proceeded to search their vehicle without consent. During the search, the officers found a small amount of marijuana, which they seized.

The officers then detained the couple and took their two children, aged three and five, away from them. The couple was taken to the local police station and held for several hours. They were eventually released without charges, but their children were not returned to them.

The Guardian US investigation revealed that this case is not an isolated incident. In fact, the Murfreesboro Police Department has a history of disproportionately targeting black people for traffic stops and searches. This is particularly concerning given that Murfreesboro is a predominantly white city.

The Guardian US investigation also uncovered evidence that the police department has a policy of taking children away from their parents during traffic stops. This policy is not only inhumane but also illegal under Tennessee state law.

The case of John and Mary is a stark reminder of the systemic racism that exists in many police departments across the United States. It is also a reminder of the need for reform in order to ensure that all citizens are treated fairly and with respect by law enforcement.

It is important for citizens to be aware of their rights when interacting with police officers and to speak out against any injustices they may encounter. We must also demand that our police departments be held accountable for any discriminatory practices they may be engaging in. Only then can we ensure that everyone is treated equally and with respect by law enforcement.

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