FLORIDA – Mother: Neighbor profiled, threatened my son

WTSP.COM:  Mother: Neighbor profiled, threatened my son
… parents say it’s not what the sheriff’s office did, but what their homeowners association did that has them calling this a case of racial profiling.
By Tammie Fields
January 9, 2015

Riverview, Florida — Imagine you’re out running to stay in shape when all of a sudden you’re stopped by sheriff’s deputies and asked to identify yourself. That’s what a Riverview couple says happened to their son who is a track star at Armwood High School. He was was out training for the upcoming season with one of his buddies.

10 News is digging deeper trying to get answers after the parents say it’s not what the sheriff’s office did, but what their homeowners association did that has them calling this a case of racial profiling.

For Dawn Barnum, nothing is more important than faith and family. Her 17-year-old son Jordan is a record holder in track. Her husband is a reverend. But she says their world was rocked last Sunday when their son and one of his buddies were stopped by two sheriff’s deputies while going for a run just a few miles away from the Pavilion subdivision they both live in.  Read more:

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