Miami Man Questioned 258 Times Target Of Cop Harassment?

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    Miami Gardens man Earl Sampson (pictured) might have one of the most-extensive rap sheets in the state of Florida, after getting stopped and questioned a whopping 258 times over a four-year period. One curious portion of his record stands out: he has been arrested 62 times for trespassing at a store he actually works in.
    As noted by the Miami Herald, just about every citation that Sampson received for trespassing has occurred from him attempting to enter the 207 Quickstop convenience store, his place of employment. The arrests have baffled store owner Alex Saleh, who has taken matters in to his own hands.
    Saleh, 36, installed 15 cameras in and around his store, after witnessing the Miami Gardens police force stop and frisk mostly Black and poor citizens attempting to enter the store. According to the report, some patrons received as many as three citations a day for minor violations, including Sampson.
    Since June of 2012, Saleh has been filming activity outside his store, which has never been robbed, and his cameras caught the cops in action several times during their shakedowns. Saleh believes that there is a lack of safety because police are abusing their authority and harassing individuals for the sake of it.

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