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Will the Real Brad Braxton Please Stand Up?

Trey Deuce original gangster Brad Braxton had been locked up before. He’d been to jail for assault and to prison for selling crack and caught cases for weapons, too. But no one ever called him a sex offender, not until Denver Sheriff’s deputies arrested him last summer when he went to court to handle a traffic matter.

But it turned out the Brad Braxton who was wanted on the sex assault charge warrant was a white man. This Brad Braxton is black.

After spending eight days falsely imprisoned (he was denied bail), Braxton filed suit against the city of Denver. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting it will be determined whether or not the city wants to settle. – Luke Turf

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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
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