Waiting While Black Teens Arrested While Waiting for School Bus

By Chris Hoenig


Three Rochester, N.Y., high-school basketball players got to spend Thanksgiving with their familiesbut only after posting $200 bail each following their arrests for waiting for a school bus.

Police were monitoring a business on Main Street last week because of past complaints from a local business owner about teens loitering in front of his store. Daequon Carelock, Wan’Tauhjs Weathers and Raliek Redd, all student-athletes at Edison Tech, arrived and waited on the sidewalk in front of the storethe designated central meeting point for their team, arranged by their coachfor a bus to take them to a basketball scrimmage.

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