Garner Cops Raided a Black Woman’s Home, Seized Her Phones and Computers, and Charged Her With Loudly Playing Malcolm X Speeches

Indy Week - 05-17

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At about 10:00 p.m. Thursday, a swarm of Garner cops banged on Mikisa Thompson’s door, demanding that she and her family step outside. Police cars had flooded the street in front of her split-level house on Vandora Springs Road, red and blue lights flashing. At first, her children hid in the upstairs bathroom. But then they realized that Thompson was alone. So, with a cell phone broadcasting the incident on Twitter, they headed downstairs as she opened the door.