A Democratic State Representative just learned the hard way that it’s NEVER a good idea to mess with Texas.
During a recent hearing on Sandra Bland, Democratic State Representative Garnet Coleman whined that a Texas police officer who pulled him over on July 14 was “rude and nasty.”
“He talked to me like I was a child,” Coleman said during the hearing, according to Mad World News. “He was so rude and nasty. Even when he found out I was a legislator, he became more rude and nasty. And I didn’t understand why this guy was continuing to go on and on and treat me like a child. And basically, like I’m saying, is treat me like a boy. I want to be very clear about that.”
Unfortunately for Coleman, his traffic stop was captured on video, and the Austin County Sheriff released it this week to clear his sergeant’s name. The footage shows that the officer was actually very polite to Coleman, beginning the stop by saying “How are you doing today?” before adding “What’s the rush?”
It was actually Coleman who tried to break the law by using his position to dodge a ticket.
“I know who you are. It doesn’t matter, okay,” the officer told him, adding that he “doesn’t want to be a jerk.”
“You’re doing 94 miles per hour in a state vehicle though. It looks real bad on the highway,” the sergeant explained. “The public looks at you and sees state official and you’re doing 94 miles an hour, that’s the bad part.”
“Stop speeding in a state car, okay? You got state plates on here, man,” the officer concluded as Coleman returned to his vehicle. “It’s a state official plate. You realize how bad that looks?”
“I understand what you’re saying. The speed got away from me. I understand (inaudible) but I’m not a child,” Coleman shot back.
“I didn’t say you were a child,” the sergeant replied. “I’m just trying to make you understand that … just slow down some, okay.”
The officer then explained that the representative was let off with a warning for a similar offense the year before, and that if he was given another ticket, he would lose his license. In the end, Coleman owes this officer a thank you for letting him keep his license.
We’re thankful that this incident was caught on camera, as this cop easily could have lost his job at the hands of these lying race-baiters.
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