Black College Student Who Waited To Pull Over In Well-Lit Area Facing Felony Charges For “Fleeing” Police

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July 8, 2015 by socialaction2014

The Chicago Defender

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A 24-year-old Saginaw Valley State University student is facing a felony charge after he waited to arrive at a well-lit area before pulling over during a traffic stop in February.

DaJuawn Wallace, a Black Detroit native pursuing his masters degree at the Michigan university, told MLive that he was taught to ?find a well-lit area to pull over in,? citing incidents where people were robbed by fake police officers. When Wallace noticed the familiar blue lights flashing behind him on the morning of Feb. 19, he decided to play it safe, pulling into a brightly lit Sam?s Club parking lot about a mile and a half up the road.

Wallace, who was on the way to the store to get medicine for his girlfriend, was promptly arrested by Saginaw Valley State University police officer Leon Wilson and charged with fleeing and eluding police. But video from…

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