THIS KEEPS HAPPENING

White Man Calls Police on Black Family Using Neighborhood Pool

A white man called the cops on a black family in North Carolina Wednesday for using a neighborhood pool because he apparently didn't believe she was rich enough to live there. In the latest of a string of incidents of white people calling cops on people of color for increasingly absurd reasons—this week an Oregon African-American lawmaker was reported for canvassing for votes—a man dubbed #IDAdam on social media demanded to see ID proving she was allowed to use the pool. “This is a classic case of racial profiling in my half a million $$ neighborhood pool,” wrote Jasmine Edwards. “This happened to me and my baby today,” she said, in reference to her encounter with police, which was captured on cell phone video. The Winston-Salem Journal has identified the man as Adam Bloom. Police officers are on the scene as the video begins. One of the officers tells the man that if Edwards “has a card to get in the pool I believe that that should be enough.” The woman later hands over her electronic key card to the officer, who demonstrates that it opens the gate. “Alright ma'am,” the officer tells the woman. “I apologize for the time and the altercation that occurred.”