Updated Sunday, Jan. 25, 6:35 p.m.: The Yale Police Department is conducting an internal investigation of an incident in which a New York Times columnist’s son was stopped by police, who were seeking a burglary suspect, according to the Yale Daily Mail.
The paper says college students had described a tall, African-American male wearing a black jacket and a red-and-white cap who had attempted a theft in a dormitory. A suspect was later arrested.
In a scene that has become all too familiar to New York Times columnist Charles Blow—who has written extensively about racial profiling—his son was stopped Saturday by Yale University police as he walked home from the library, according to a report at Mediaite. And Blow is “fuming.”
He took to Twitter late Saturday to express outrage that his son, a third-year biology major, was stopped because he “fit the description” of a suspect they were looking for, the site notes.
Here are some tweets that went out to his 121,000 followers, including posts that have garnered more than 1,000 retweets: