Police Draw Guns in Black Baseball Player's Own Home
Wednesday night in Newport, California, LA Angels centerfielder Torii Hunter had an “awkward moment” with policemen, who drew guns on the African-American baseball player outside of his own home. When Hunter stepped outside, the policemen drew their weapons and asked him for identification because “they didn’t believe” he lived there. Torii Hunter tweeted last night:
— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) April 4, 2012
When Angels pitcher CJ Wilson said to Hunter, “That’s racist,” Hunter responded, “lol... Now u know I can’t say that.” Despite the frightening encounter, Hunter’s tweets repeatedly stress that he is “not pissed” or upset. “The cops...had guns drawn but pointed downard in for safety. Those guys handled the situation like trained cops,” he said, and even thanked the police department for protecting his home:
Still, a string of twitter responses deliberate whether the policemen were acting on racist speculations. Did they expect a white man to live in Hunter's home?