CINCINNATI-Police in Cincinnati, Ohio are impounding cars with rims 20 inches or bigger citing a safety law. These rims known as “donks” are popular in African American communities down south and this can be seen as another form of racial profiling and harassment of African Americans by police. Auto Guide reports:
Cincinnati police cited a vague public safety code that supposedly gives them the authority to impound the cars, and local motorists affected by the actions are outraged at what they see as excessive heavy-handedness by police. Local news stations have been covering the story, with city officials declining to comment on the matter. While the aesthetics of the donk movement are open to question, it’s hard to imagine the big rims have such a detrimental effect on performance to the point where the vehicles are no longer road-worthy.