We’ve heard of “Driving While Black” and even “picnic-ing while Black” as Black folks are racially profiled just while doing regular, everyday things.
Well, now it seems there is “Doctor-ing” or “Doing Medicine While Black” as seen by the handcuffing and detaining of Dr. Armen Henderson in Miami.
Police have launched an investigation after Dr. Henderson, who is known for testing homeless people for coronavirus in Miami was handcuffed and detained as he unloaded his van outside his home.
Video shows him being approached by a police officer as he takes items out, while loading what he said were tents into his vehicle.
Dr. Henderson, who goes by DrDoItAll305 on Instagram, works at the University of Miami Health System, said he was on his way to distribute the tents – along with masks, and toiletries – to homeless people in the city he is renowned for supporting amid the COVID-19 crisis.
So not only is he a medical doctor on the front lines of the pandemic taking care of patients, but he’s also helping flatten the curve on his own time by working with the homeless. That’s what we like to call “doing it all.”
Dr. Henderson said the officer told him he had received reports of people dumping waste and that he responded that he was simply unloading his van.
He added that he was detained after he did not produce identification.
“He said, ‘You should refer to me as sir or sergeant when talking to me.’ I never said I was a doctor. But I didn’t cuss. He just grabbed my arms and cuffed me,” Dr. Henderson told