By Royson James

Don’t stop. Don’t talk.

Ask them to arrest you or leave you alone.

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That’s the advice I’ve contemplated giving to young black men who are the target of discriminatory police practice of carding.

You are not a criminal. You have done nothing wrong — except Walking While Black. The approaching officer does not accuse you of a crime. The officer doesn’t inform you of an investigation or that you are a suspect?

Don’t stop. Don’t talk.

My sons talked me out of it.

“You’ll get these kids shot,” my law-graduate son argued, already cynical.