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Some framing on the history of swimming pool segregation.
How timely.

For the past 17 months, Shayne Holland has enjoyed being a tenant at the River Crossing at Keystone apartment complex on the northside of Indianapolis.

He is fond of the friendly neighborhood, the close proximity to his job and the fact that living there puts him just a short walk away from some of his favorite eateries in the city.

But on Friday night, what he expected to be a relaxing evening at his apartment pool turned into a viral on-camera verbal altercation with an off-duty police officer, claims of racial profiling and an apartment manager being placed on administrative leave.

Holland said the incident started after he got done working out at the fitness center of the complex located near 82nd Street and Keystone Avenue. He said he was relaxing in a pool chair when an off-duty Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer who was working security approached him and asked him if he lived at the complex.
The name of the off-duty officer was not immediately available.

"I had my headphones when she approached me so I didn't hear her the first time. When I asked her to repeat herself, she asked if I lived in the neighborhood. I said yes," Holland said. "When she asked where I lived, I said I don't know you and you haven't identified yourself, so I'm not just going to give you my address."

Holland said he then presented his complex-issued key, which grants him access to the pool area, and told the officer she was welcome to test it and make sure that it worked as proof that he lived there.

The officer then contacted the apartment office to further confirm Holland's residency. That is when Holland started using his cell phone to record the interaction.

The apartment manager arrived, and Holland assumed the conversation would end then and there. He noted that he knows the manager well and had developed a positive rapport with her.

The situation escalates from there.

In the video, Holland repeats that he was uncomfortable giving the officer his home address because he doesn't know her. He then asks why he had to leave after the manager confirmed for the officer that he was a resident.

He notes that he's paid $1,600 in rent for the next month.

"Why do I need to give this lady, who I don't know, my address?" Holland asks in the video. Later he says, "Why do I have to leave my pool?"

The manager responds by saying that Holland was being told to leave because he refused to answer the officer's question.

When Holland again holds up his key as his form of proof, the officer can be seen in the video taking it out of Holland's hand.

Alex Stokely, vice president of Barrett & Stokely, the company that manages River Crossing, told IndyStar that the apartment manager has been placed on leave in the wake of the videos, which have been viewed more than 30,000 times on Twitter.

Holland's case is the latest in a rash of viral incidents that involve black people being confronted or reported to the authorities for ordinary, non-criminal activity. In each case, the party accused of profiling has earned a nickname to identify them on social media.

The Indianapolis incident follows "ID Adam" in North Carolina who questioned a black woman and her son about using a pool and demanded identification; "Pool Patrol Paula" in South Carolina who is accused of striking a 15-year-old black teen and telling him he didn't belong at a pool; "Permit Patty" in California who threatened to call the police on an 8-year-old black girl selling water; and "BBQ Becky" in California who called the police on a group of black people having a barbecue at a park.

That significance isn't lost on Holland. He hopes that the way he handled the situation may lead to positive change, and help others placed in similar situations remember to always keep their cool.

"It's extremely frustrating. I'm from the inner city; I'm from a place where we didn't have a pool in the neighborhood. Now that I'm at an age and a place where I can afford to attain that, I still have to deal with being profiled," he said. "I feel like more and more people in 2018 are comfortable telling young African-Americans what they should and should not be doing."
Tell me about it.

Brandie Sharp and her sons, 17-year-old Mycah and 11-year-old Uriah, were delivering "The Bag" to porches on Barrington Road in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

"It is the whole job of teaching them to work," said Sharp.

But, Uriah had to go back.

"We had delivered to the wrong houses," his mom said. "So he went to go grab the newspapers to make sure everything was okay."

Then, a police officer showed up, and asked what they were doing.

"I showed him the thing for the Dispatch, The Bag, the midday week paper, that we get," she said. "He said 'Oh, really?' and by that time I was kind of like, 'Okay, why are you questioning me about this?'"

Someone had called Upper Arlington Police.

"It looked like at first they were delivering newspapers or something, but I noticed they were walking up to the houses with nothing in hand and one of them came back with something," said the caller to Upper Arlington Police. "I mean, I don't want to say something was going on, but it just...but it just seemed kind of suspicious."

"What was suspicious at 5:30 in the evening? What was this big, you know, reasoning that you had to call the police?" said Sharp.

She felt she had to share what happened in a post that is now being commented on and shared hundreds of times.

"Something as simple as delivering papers and it turns out to be I have to be racially profiled?" she said.
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Up in here, up in here
Y'all gon' make me go all out
Up in here, up in here
Y'all gon' make me act a FOOL
Up in HERE, up in here
Y'all gon' make me lose my cool
Up in here, up in here