A white woman called police on a black 12-year-old — for mowing grass

As Reggie and his troupe were finishing up her yard, a Maple Heights Police SUV rolled up in front of Holt-Colden’s house.

.. Recently, African Americans who were engaged in laughably innocuous activities have been viewed through criminal-tinted glasses — and suddenly found themselves making explanations to police officers and security guards about completely lawful activities.

Someone called the police on a black man who was

.. A few weeks ago, an 8-year-old

.. the neighbor reported a snowball fight between Holt-Colden’s children.

.. Holt-Colden said she wants more people to do what they can to keep children occupied with meaningful tasks. She worried that Reggie’s interaction with the police would be discouraging.