Are athletes of color targeted by the police? | The Tylt
Are athletes of color targeted by the police?
It's not surprising athletes in America are targetted by the police—a majority of them are black, after all. There are a lot of things that come into play when officers see athletes. Athletes are usually larger than officers, sometimes more beloved and definitely paid better. A lot of jealousy can come into play. Sterling Brown and Desmond Marrow are just the tip of the iceberg.
Police officers are paid to enforce the law. If criminals happen to be athletes, that is just a coincidence. When athletes commit crimes, they get arrested. It's that simple. There is no such thing targeting athletes, especially not on race.