<figure> <img src="https://cdni.rt.com/files/2018.09/article/5ba6cb58dda4c875608b45cd.jpg"> <figcaption>© Shelia Stubbs for State Assembly / <span class="copyright">Facebook</span></figcaption> </figure> <strong>An African-American nominee for the Wisconsin State Assembly told RT that she felt hurt and humiliated after being racially profiled and reported to cops as she was canvassing her electorate in a predominantly white neighborhood.</strong> Ahead of the Democratic primary for a state Assembly seat in Wisconsin’s 77th District, Shelia Stubbs was knocking on doors in her neighborhood trying to secure votes in August. As she was campaigning, an anonymous call was placed, notifying the police of a <em>“suspicious vehicle</em>” potentially involved in drug-dealing.
When approached by a patrol officer, the 12-year veteran of the Dane County Board of Supervisors was forced to provide detailed explanations of her activities in the neighborhood. After seeing her name tag and campaign fliers, the police were still unconvinced and questioned her 71-year-old mother to clear the matter. The entire interrogation unfolded in front of her eight-year-old daughter who was patiently waiting with her grandmother inside Stubbs’ car.