As I stepped out onto the patio in my “gentrifying” neighborhood, I was immediately struck by the sound of a black man yelling “Get the fuck off me!”

I lifted my head to see over the fence to get a better look. In the distance, I could see a black man surrounded by several cops.

I immediately went back inside to get my camera. I wanted to record the moment. Just in case.

By the time I returned to my viewing spot, I could see that several officers had surrounded the man. …


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