Black man reportedly stopped by ICE agents during jog in Boston

Black man reportedly stopped by ICE agents during jog in Boston


A black man was out for a jog in his Boston neighborhood when a group of ICE agents pulled up to him in two unmarked SUVs, demanded an ID and asked what he was doing in the area – all without identifying themselves, according to reports.

Ben Apreala, a 29-year-old real estate agent, was jogging on the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury on Tuesday when the agents, all of whom were white, jumped out of the vehicles and began questioning him, WBUR reported.

“These guys just hopped out in full camouflage uniforms with masks over their face, and stopped me, and told me to immediately identify (myself),” Apreala, who recorded the encounter, told the station.

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“Do you have any tattoos on your left or right arm? So we can confirm and we’ll be out of here,” one of the agents is heard asking.

“Am I free to go? Do I have to show you? If I’m free to go,

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