Came to say exactly this, so thanks. Really, anywhere in the US. Anyone who thinks “it couldn’t happen here” has clearly not been paying attention.
But he seems nice. /s
Somewhat related, a few years ago here in Maine people called police to report a man walking on a popular trail in Portland with a machine gun strapped to him, in tactical gear. They were (very legitimately, IMO) freaked out by that sight. Police responded that, “hey, there’s nothing illegal about that.”
Yet a Black woman gets a fine for talking too loudly in her neighborhood.