Man detained for walking while Black in Alabama


Deonte Lynn was just getting off work and walking on the sidewalk in the town of Pleasant Grove, Alabama. Apparently, one police officer didn’t like the way he was walking and decided to question him. According to Lynn the officer detained him for 30 minutes.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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