Dispatch From San Quentin: Sticks And Stones [witnessla.com]

 

On his way back to his housing unit one day, my FirstWatch teammate Eric “Maserati E” told me he was pulled over and searched for a random pat-down. A Correctional Officer (C.O.) told Eric to put his hands on the wall as the officer took items from Eric’s pockets. The other officers stood close by and watched. Once the random stop and frisk was over, the C.O. handed back the few items Eric had in his pockets (identification card, pens, guitar pick, and a couple of FirstWatch and Re:store Justice stickers). The CO. asked Eric what the stickers were about and once Eric informed him, Eric offered the C.O. the stickers and said “here you go man, support the project!” Unfortunately, the C.O. was not receptive. He not only rejected the stickers, but told Eric “I don’t support anything you inmates do.”

“Actually, I’m NOT an inmate,” Eric responded.

“What are you then?” the C.O. asked, which seemed to Eric as more of a challenge than a genuine question.

[For more on this story by Adnan Khan, go to https://witnessla.com/dispatch...n-sticks-and-stones/]

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