Don't believe African Americans have different experiences with police than whites? Ask South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the only African American Republican in the Senate, who spoke at length last week about the causes of the "trust gap" between blacks and police. "I can certainly remember the very first time I was pulled over by a police officer as just a youngster," he said in a speech on the Senate floor. "The cop came up to my car, hand on his gun, and said, 'Boy, don't you know your headlight's not working properly?' I felt embarrassed, ashamed and scared. Very scared." Encounters like those have continued throughout his life even as he has achieved tremendous accomplishment. He said he had been stopped and questioned seven times in one year as an elected official, experiences he found frustrating and humiliating. "I do not know many African-American men who do not have a very similar story to tell no matter their profession," he said. "No matter their income, no matter their disposition in life."