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Judge Reggie Walton, United States District Court for District of Columbia (Photo: Courtesy Photo) Judge Reggie Walton, United States District Court for District of Columbia (Photo: Courtesy Photo)

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Well before U.S District Judge Reggie Walton was on the District of Columbia bench, he was a federal prosecutor—a job that paid him well enough he was able to buy “a brand new, pretty black Corvette.”

Proud of his purchase, Walton drove the car back to Western Pennsylvania where he grew up to show it off to his parents. After spending an evening catching up with some hometown friends, he said he was pulled over by two Pennsylvania State Police officers on his drive home simply for being a young Black man in a fancy new car.

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