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Saturday, March 17

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Musician and programmer Erik Cameron tells the story of being held at gunpoint by police while walking on Wabash Avenue near the Billy Goat. It took 10 cops to figure out that the tea in his hand wasn't a gun. "Pointless escalations like this are exactly how people get shot for holding cell phones, half full cups of tea, and so on," he says.

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