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Police In Miami Gardens Have Reportedly Stopped This Man More Than 200 Times

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Bad press hasn't killed stop-and-frisk.

The accusations of racial profiling behind stop-and-frisk laws are exemplified by this Florida man who has been stopped by police more than 200 times.

Earl Sampson, an African American employee at 207 Quickstop in Miami Gardens, Fla., explained to HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill that 100 of his 200 stops by police have resulted in arrest, including a time when he was pulled out of work and arrested for trespassing. Footage of that arrest is in the video above.

"I was just scared to be in my own neighborhood," Sampson said. "When I wake up in the morning, instead of being in my own neighborhood, I just try to walk somewhere -- go to the library or somewhere. It’s ridiculous."

A new report from Fusion found that from 2008 to 2013, Miami Gardens police stopped, questioned, then released 56,922 people. The number climbs to 65,328 residents stopped when including those who were arrested as a result of questioning.

Both Sampson and the owner of 207 Quickstop have filed a civil suit against the Miami Gardens Police Department.

Watch the full segment on the stop and frisk investigation in Miami Gardens, Florida below:

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