Friday, July 08, 2011
Racism at Bailed Bank Out Causes Black Man to Spend 4 Days in Jail
For 28-year-old Ikenna Njoku, what should have been the simple act of cashing a check turned into four days in jail and the loss of his car and job.Nice to know the federal government is subsidizing old fashion racism as well as the more modern "affirmative action" style racism.
A year ago Njoku, a construction worker, had just purchased his first home and qualified for a federal rebate for first-time home buyers on his tax return.
He says he requested to have the rebate deposited directly into his Chase bank account in Auburn, Wash., but when the IRS rebate arrived, he found out that Chase had closed his account because of overdrawn checks. The bank deducted $600 to cover what he owed and mailed Njoku a cashier's check of $8,463.21 to make up the difference.
When Njoku arrived at the bank to cash the Chase check, he says the teller immediately became suspicious.
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