Study shows any contact with police may be detrimental to health, well-being of Black youth

Marques Watts, 18, remembers his first encounter with police at the age of 13, when he was in eighth grade. Visiting his father, who lived in Skokie, Illinois, Watts was walking to Dunkin’ Donuts with his headphones on listening to music to get some morning coffee. That’s when a white police officer flipped on his lights and stopped him.,Marques Watts, 18, remembers his first encounter with police at the age of 13, when he was in eighth grade. Visiting his father, who lived in Skokie, Illinois, Watts was walking to Dunkin’ Donuts with his headphones on listening to music to get some morning coffee. That’s when a white police officer flipped on his lights and stopped him.

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