>A white woman driving on a suspended license would get a finger shaken at
>her and told “You take care of that soon Ma’am! Have a nice day!”
I don’t think that’s how it works. They tend to take you in and impound your car if you’re a criminal that drives on a suspended licenses. A suspended license is not an expired license, which might play out as you suggest.
I think taking a head-scarf is weird, but police live in terror every day, so may have been afraid it was being used to hide a weapon. I’ve been pretty surprised by how fearful the cops are in even my low-crime middle-class neighborhood.
I also don’t think people should get special privileges for being superstitious. Cops would make me take my hat off, why should it be any different for people who have superstition-driven headwear?