A smug liberal reporter was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal and claims that the police made him feel unsafe, but video of the incident shows something else entirely.
Columbia Daily Tribune columnist Bill Clark tried to sympathize with the likes of Black Lives Matter with his harrowing tale of two officers threatening and intimidating him during a stop. In his piece, Clark says that officers responded to him with “official arrogance” and that he was “lucky” to escape the encounter with his life after being “in the shoes of a minority,” but the Boone County Sheriffs quickly put his allegations to shame when they released video proof that it was actually Clark who was the problem.
From Clark’s piece:
I can fully understand how easy it is for police to make random stops. I have a rear bumper full of liberal bumper stickers and a dent. My car is old, with 425,000 miles, which probably makes me an aging hippie with a weed habit. So why not pull me over?
I’ve just come to appreciate even more the words of those minorities when they speak of harassment and police arrogance. I had a good dose of arrogance on this evening and, in my rear view mirror, the image of the second officer out of the car, his hands ready in case I made the wrong move. My life seemed to be in danger.
I fully understand how a person can lose their respect for law officers. When you are in the shoes of the minority, you learn a lot more about their journey.
That sounds horrible. However, a quick look at the video shows something different altogether:
I am refuting a June 30, 2017 column by Bill Clark of the Columbia Daily Tribune where he wrote that during a recent traffic stop near Grace Lane and St. Charles Road he was issued a summons for failing to signal a right turn and was in fear of being “shot” and subjected to “arrogance” by Boone County sheriff’s deputies.I also found it interesting that Mr. Clark suggested he was pulled over because his vehicle is older with “a rear bumper full of liberal bumper stickers” and that our deputies surmised he was “an aging hippie with a weed habit.” Mr. Clark, who is white and 84 years old, also stated he felt he was “in the shoes of the minority.” I am encouraging the news media and the citizens of Boone County to read Mr. Clark’s column through a link on the Sheriff’s Department website, https://www.boonecountymo.org/sheriff/clark-rebuttal.aspx, where they can also find the complete VIDEO (also posted below) of the June 20, 2017 traffic stop in question and my full response to his column.I would be happy to further discuss this matter and I can be reached at (573) 876-6119.- Sheriff Dwayne Carey
Posted by Boone County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
If you’re going to lie, at least make sure that police aren’t using their recording equipment.
What a jackass.