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Here's something to MYT. You were making out like the cops were being racist, isn't it a bit prejudice to assume that your tricked out car is a black guy's car? Maybe the police had a report of a robbery, and the person described was ginger, or had a scar on his cheek - you probably don't match that description? Why would they waste time explaining to you why it was a mistake while they were doing their jobs. MMT......
Ok, the only signifigance I see here is that some one in a costume pressed a button, some fancy lights flashed, for some reason you pulled over, and you exchanged words. Why did you waste your time pulling over? If I was driving behind you with a fancy light shining would you pull over?
have you ever thought that maybe said police officer was doing his job? maybe a car like yours had a report on it? Have you ever thought that these people are giving up everything they have and sometimes their life for strangers like you? that mmt that inconsiderate people like YOU take that for granted.
yes, of course there is still racism in the world. alot of it and its horrible, but in the defense of the cops, suppose that statistics show that african americans who drive those style cars are more likely to have drugs. it sounds extremely racist but it could be a fact and you can't blame the police. yes this cop may have been racist, but he might also have been using statistics and trends to do his job. its just something to think about.
I think you're just as bad by assuming that the cop was racist. It could be age, it could be anything. Driving a tricked out vehicle makes you a police target. Is it fair? Maybe not. But you decided to get that vehicle. Deal with it.
phoebala, do you hate cops because they pull you over when you're speeding? or because they've ticketed you for doing something else illegally? Some cops may seem unreasonable at times, but guess what... all they want to do is go home to their families every night.
wildbill, would you have posted that if the cop was black?
I'm sure if a cop already pulled the car over they would note the licence plate and features so other cops won't do the same mistake. In a stolen car incident how often do cops pull over the same car saying "oopsie daisy'
Everyone here trying to make it seem like people don't discriminate against races, like cops are saints. Yes, no one should racial profile anyone. But that doesn't mean that shit doesn't happen. Whether or not someone put out a report, it's safe to assume that the cops were racial profiling. I like to believe the world is all candy and rainbows, too, but I'm not ignorant.