Black Mothers Are Not Just Survivors of Police Violence, But Also Targets

By Andrea Ritchie

THE WELL 05.11.17

On Friday May 5, Takara Williams, a 24-year-old Black mother, was driving her grandfather’s car to drop her two kids off at childcare on her way to work when she was pulled over by a Winston-Salem, N.C. police officer for speeding. Body camera footage of the encounter shows her politely handing over her driver’s license, and searching the glove compartment for the registration and insurance. When it turned out her grandfather’s insurance had expired and his tags had been revoked, Takara called him to come to the scene.  [READ MORE]