A black couple bought a foreclosed house and were doing something to it prior to moving in when they were attacked by neighbors at gunpoint who thought they were burglars. To add insult to injury, because they did not have the purchase documents on them, the law enforcement officers whom the neighbors called did not believe they were the owners and arrested the couple and took them to jail where they were forced to spend the night.
This is yet another example of how the benefit of the doubt is extended only to some people, especially in some neighborhoods. When we bought our house, we were renting nearby and for several days before we formally moved in we were in and out of the house taking care of various things. Nobody bothered us or called the police to report suspicious behavior.