Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Freeze, Officer

Being pulled over by a cop for a traffic stop is traumatic enough.  Being preached to by the cop is worse.

Ellen Bogan claims that State Police Trooper Brian Hamilton gave her a warning ticket and then proceeded to quiz her on her faith, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Hamilton asked Bogan if she had a church and “if she had accepted Jesus Christ as her savior,” according to her complaint. He also gave her a pamphlet that asked her “to acknowledge that she is a sinner.”

“It’s completely out of line and it just — it took me aback,” Bogan told the Indianapolis Star

Bogan and the American Civil Liberties Union sued Hamilton for violating Bogan’s First and Fourth Amendment rights.

She was lucky.  If she’d have been black, she could have been tased.