Lynx think Seimone Augustus' traffic stop was Cambodian-on-black racial profiling
|On the Lynx's theory, Kevin Love could drive through Roseville with impunity, dangling air freshener or no.|
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Augustus alleged officer Won Chau acted inappropriately by threatening to write her a ticket if she reported the pull-over to Roseville PD authorities, but stopped short of claiming she was a victim of racial profiling. But Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve explicitly characterized the traffic stop as "racial profiling" while discussing the incident with reporters yesterday.
From the Star Tribune:
Reeve said the off-day incident was not a distraction to the team. Instead, what happened was something Augustus had to take a stand against.So in other words, Reeve and Augustus believe a
"It is not a distraction at all," Reeve said. "Twitter gives people a voice. [Augustus has 25,000 followers.] And, in this particular instance, I am 100 percent behind Seimone tweeting her experience because it shines light on a bigger problem. Which is racial profiling.
"The situation that occurred, how Seimone felt, it happens on a daily basis. So from that standpoint, I think [Seimone's tweeting] was great."
And after all, it really is illegal to have an object dangling from your rear-view mirror. So this seems like a situation where it might be more appropriate to hate the proverbial game instead of the player.
CORRECTION: The Strib reports this morning that officer Chau is Cambodian.