Arrest of Traveling Salespeople Seen as Racist

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(AP) — Eight African-American door-to-door salespeople are claiming racial discrimination after they were arrested for soliciting without a license in the Summit County community of Jeremy Ranch.  The eight told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City that they were booked, while a white co-worker was not arrested.  Their white colleague, 20-year-old Kristin Riege, backs up their account. She said she had just finished a sale when an officer in an unmarked police truck pulled up to her and flashed a badge.

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