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Scott: Police Asked For ID Even When Wearing His Senator’s Pin

By Cody Long and Thomas McKinless and Alex Gangitano

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South Carolina’s Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, walked into a Capitol Hill building after five years in office, wearing the pin that marked him as a senator. “The officer looked at me with a little attitude and said, ‘The pin, I know. You, I don’t. Show me your ID,’” Scott recalled. Scott shared the incident with his colleagues on the Senate floor Wednesday to explain the sometimes-fraught relationship between African Americans and law enforcement. View full story.

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