#VingRhames nailed by cops for being black, held at gunpoint in his own home

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Movie star Ving Rhames.

A police lieutenant said Saturday that the Santa Monica Police Department’s “Meet Your Neighbors” program began from two incidents of neighbors calling authorities to report two black people had supposedly broke into residences that turned out to be their own, one day after actor Ving Rhames told a radio audience that he was once held at gunpoint by police in Santa Monica in such an incident.

Rhames said Friday on Sirius XM’s “The Clay Cane” show that he was watching ESPN when he heard knocking at his door.

“I open the door, there’s a red dot pointed at my face from a nine millimeter,” said Rhames, who appears in the current release “Mission: Impossible — Fallout.” He was ordered to put his hands in the air, adding that there were at least four officers and a police dog at his house.

Rodriguez also said a similar occurred September 6, 2015 and involved Fay Wells, a black woman who had locked herself out of her apartment.

via After police hold ‘Mission: Impossible’ star Ving Rhames at gunpoint in his own home, Santa Monica PD starts ‘Meet Your Neighbors’ program – Press Telegram

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