March 19, 2013
Malcolm X’s Grandson Speaks: ‘They Drew Guns on My Mom and Me’
His letter reads in part:
I… was invited to travel to Iran to discuss the impact of Hollywood in stereotyping Muslims, Iranians and African people…. I was a featured interviewee for the Press TV documentary “The FaÃ§ade of the American Dreamâ€. ……
He goes on to talk about his alleged harassment by law enforcement in Middletown, NY that led up to his detainment on February 3rd.
I was coming out of a restaurantÂ with my mother, and her friend. As the 3 of us entered the car to leave 2 police carsÂ converged on our vehicle, and boxed us in. My mother was petrified. With guns drawn I wasÂ then ordered to step out of the back seat. I asked them why to which they replied that IÂ had several warrants for my arrest. I told them that they were mistaken, but I stillÂ complied with their request. Humiliated in front of all on-lookers I was then thrown onÂ the car while the officers ripped through my pockets.
Read the entire letter here.