Albany, NY. The first time I witnessed the treatment of black men by police was not too far from here--near N. Pearl and Clinton Ave. A man I knew, James, screeched his tires in a parking lot. A cop walked over and before James could roll down his window all the way, the cop put his night stick into the partly open window, cocked it down, breaking the window. (This made me feel shock. I didn't know there were cops who would do such a thing)