Newsflash, if your are going to lie and make it public in the paper, make sure the DashCam is not recording what actually happened.
Dorthy Bland, walking in the middle of the street, was asked to move to the side of the street to keep her safe. She decided to reach into her race card deck and lie about what happened. Writing a column in the Dallas Morning News she claimed the following.
She said the cops had ‘flashing lights’ and ‘sirens’ as they approached her.
‘I was dressed in a gray hooded “Boston” sweatshirt, black leggings, white socks, plus black-and-white Nike running shoes. Like most African-Americans, I am familiar with the phrase “driving while black,” but was I really being stopped for walking on the street in my own neighborhood?’
She then said she spoke to them as she didn’t want the situation to turn out like it did for Trayvon Martin – the 17-year-old who was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012.
Bland added: ‘I stopped and asked the two officers if there was a problem; I don’t remember getting a decent answer before one of the officers asked me where I lived and for identification.
‘I guess I was simply a brown face in an affluent neighborhood. I told the police I didn’t like to walk in the rain, and one of them told me, “My dog doesn’t like to walk in the rain.” Ouch!’
Lying through her teeth is what the Police DashCam showed. Without the evidence, in this time of police hate and bashing, the officers would have potentially been facing grave allegations.
Twenty-four hours after the column came out, the police video was released to clear the names of the men who stopped to protect this woman. Corinth’s Police Chief Debra Walthall says it proves they were being polite.
On the DashCam video, you can hear the officers telling Bland to walk on the other side of the road so she could keep an eye on oncoming traffic.
‘We don’t want you to get hit,’ one of them says.
One told her that a truck had to stop and pull out from behind her some way down the road.
The pair then ask for her name and ID.
They allowed her to take a picture of their squad car, because apparently she needed it for safety reasons. It seems walking in the middle of the street and not recognizing that she could have been hit is a greater issue to her safety.
Without the DashCam, these officers could have been in an “Black versus Cop”, “he said, she said”, type of situation. Maybe Ms. Bland should wash her mouth out with soap for lying. That is what my mom would have done to me.
Source: Daily Mail