Adrian Walker reports on being stopped by a cop Thursday afternoon while he walked down Tremont Street by the Suffolk Law School, and what that's like in this post-Trayvon Martin world:
Of course, I was never in any danger. But that didn't make it feel any better to get stopped for fitting our culture’s all-purpose description of a suspect: a black man.
Being a Globe columnist, of course, when he contacted BPD to find out what's up, the second in command of the whole department returned his call. Walker reports that Daniel Linskey told him police had tracked a cell phone signal to the area of Tremont Street.
What Walker didn't print, however, was that that information proved to be accurate, that police had reason to be searching for the suspect along Tremont Street - they found him around 2 p.m. at at the Saint Francis House on Boylston Street, a short walk from where Walker was stopped.