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Arrested 62 Times For "Trespassing" In Store Where He Works, While Working

And that's not the half of it.

Earl Sampson has been stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens police 258 times in four years.

He’s been searched more than 100 times. And arrested and jailed 56 times.

Despite his long rap sheet, Sampson, 28, has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of marijuana.

Miami Gardens police have arrested Sampson 62 times for one offense: trespassing.

Almost every citation was issued at the same place: the 207 Quickstop, a convenience store on 207th Street in Miami Gardens.

But Sampson isn’t loitering. He works as a clerk at the Quickstop.

So how can he be trespassing when he works there?


Owner Alex Saleh, 26, says he has been looking for answers for the period of more than a year in which he's watched Sampson, other 207 Quickstop employees and customers stopped and frisked day after day by Miami Gardens police. Most of those stopped, including Sampson, are poor and black, Saleh says. Some have been stopped three times in the same day, Saleh told the Herald.

To help him figure out what was going on, Saleh installed 15 video cameras in his store in June 2012. What the cameras produced raise troubling questions about the conduct of Miami Gardens police, the Herald reports.

The videos show cops stopping people, aggressively searching them, arresting them for trespassing in places where their presence presents no violation, searching Saleh's business without warrants or permission and using what appears to be excessive force on people who are not resisting arrest.


He told the Herald about the time last December when he was stopped by a total of six officers for a having a burnt tag light.

"I thought, you know, there is a lot of serious crime in Miami Gardens," he is quoted as saying. "Why do they need six police officers on a car stop with a burned-out tag light?"

He was subsequently cited for the tag light, as well as having tinted windows and bald tires.

"I'm going to get you motherfucker," then-sergeant Martin Santiago allegedly told Saleh before leaving the scene.

Saleh has grown so concerned of the police's "selective enforcement" that he's installed security cameras in his store.


In the video below, Earl Sampson is arrested for "trespassing" after taking out the store's trash and going back inside: