Getting a replacement driving license is a tedious routine at best.
But for one Beaverton resident, the routine became a frightening case of profiling when he was targeted by police for his long hair and beard.
The resident spoke with a KBOO reporter after the incident:
Apparently, after telling the young man to get a haircut, the police went on to call his parents to verify his identity.
For a twenty-five year old who had long lived on his own, a call to his parents was both worrying to them and embarrassing for him.
The young man is filing a complaint with the Beaverton Police Department, but doubts that anything will come of it.
Remember, this is the same district which in 2004 refused to press charges against a Bush supporter from Tigard who forcibly assaulted an anti-war demonstrator at a rally by choking her and pulling her head back, with her hand over the demonstrator’s mouth.