Ear Hustle 411 was sent this story of a young African-American woman that was being profiled in Dublin Virginia. Apparently, she is being held without bond for a misdemeanor traffic stop and is being charged with an alleged reckless driving charge. Most of us have heard of Sandra Bland and we don’t want another situation to occur like that.
Check out what is being reported by HBCU Buzz.
The mother of a recent historically black university grad charged with reckless driving in Dublin, Va. says her daughter was “stopped three times in 30 minutes” by the same Dublin Police Officer driving home to Los Angeles from Hampton and is in desperate need of help.
Kai Niambi Kitchen, who just graduated from Hampton University with honors, is currently being held without bond on a class 1 misdemeanor charge for “reckless driving 20 mph or more over the speed limit—limit is 30 mph or less,” according to Inmate Lookup.
Rae Jones, Kitchen’s mom, says her daughter was only allowed to call her after being held in jail for 15 hours. “You can only imagine my horror after having attempted to locate her all day,” Jones said.
“You can only imagine her horror after doing everything she was expected to do and graduating “with honors.” The soonest I can get there is Tuesday morning due to holiday traffic,” she said.
Jones added, “What I need you to do is flood the Dublin County Courthouse at 548-643-2000… We need an attorney right now! We need help right now!”