A black legislative candidate says she feels humiliated after police in Wisconsin stopped her and questioned her while she was campaigning door-to-door.
Dane County Supervisor Sheila Stubbs, 46, revealed on Wednesday that she was campaigning last month with her 71-year-old mother and 8-year-old daughter when a neighbor called 911.
The male neighbor suspected that the silver sedan being driven by Stubbs’ mother was waiting in the area to pick up narcotics from ‘the local drug house’, according to police records reviewed by the Capitol Times.
After winning the Democratic primary a week after the incident, Stubbs faces no opponent in the general election and is set to become the first black person to represent Dane County in the Wisconsin assembly.
‘It was just so degrading,’ Stubbs told the Times of the police encounter. ‘It was humiliating. It was insulting.’
Stubbs said she had been in what she says is a predominantly white neighborhood for less than 20 minutes and had knocked on five or six doors.
The police report does not identify the 911 caller except as a male, and it is unclear what race he may have been.