Two Black Men Who Had Cops Called on Them at LA Fitness Gym Break Silence on How They Were Racially Profiled

Two black men who had the police called on them when they tried to use a gym have spoken out about the ‘humiliating’ experience.

Long-time LA Fitness member Rachid Maiga, 27, had been visiting the Secaucus, New Jersey location, with friend Tshyrad Oates, 25, who was using a guest pass, when they were ordered to leave by a manager.

When the pair refused, the white LA Fitness employee called the cops.

‘She’s telling me I’m not a member. She’s not asking me. She’s telling me I’m not a member,’ Maiga told NBC. ‘I’m telling her that I AM a member, and she’s like, ‘If you guys don’t get out of here, we’re going to call the police.’

‘It was humiliating,’ said Maiga. ‘We’re sitting there and everyone in the gym is looking at us like, ‘What’s going on?”

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Source: Daily Mail

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