“Banking While Black” maybe the the next topic trending on Twitter after what went down in the Nations Capital on Memorial Day.
18-year-old Jason Goolsby was brutally assaulted by a police officer after this ATM transaction was mistaken for a bank robbery.
How could that possibly be? Well Goolsby and his friends where standing outside a bank on Pennsylvania Ave where they were contemplating on weather or not to withdrawal money or not. While deciding, Goolsby held the door for a woman with a stroller and that’s when everything went downhill.
According to the Washington Post, the police took off after Goolsby and his friends when they received a call from an anonymous caller, who was white, said the “suspicious youths” made her “feel uncomfortable” and that she didn’t want to to withdrawal money out of fear of being robbed because you know, being black outside of bank is highly suspicious, right? Right.