Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Making America Great Again…

Via the Miami Herald:

A young African-American man is stopped for jaywalking. A white law enforcement officer sternly orders him to the police car, threatens to put him in jail, and tells him he needs to have identification on him at all times — and tickets him for not carrying his ID.

Miami Beach, 1962? No, Jacksonville, 2017.

Such was the encounter between Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Officer J.S. Bolen and Devonte Shipman last week.

A video posted on Facebook details the incident wherein the officer threatened Mr. Shipman with arrest for not carrying his drivers license even though he wasn’t driving.  Officer Bolen ended up citing him for two violations.

But hey, he didn’t shoot him.

3 barks and woofs on “Making America Great Again…

  1. Lived awhile just south of J-ville. I considered it the biggest “Boss Hog” type of city in the nation.

  2. On the plus side, at least he didn’t shoot the poor guy to death.

    Yeah, we’ve come THAT far…

  3. Police are de facto revenue collectors in multiple muncipalities due to the Norquistian tax schemes. It’s of course easiest to target the black community as the DOJ report in Ferguson highlighted with the overhwelmingly white PD issuing thousands of ticky-tack fines, e.g jaywalking.

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