Tag:Houston Texans
Posted on: March 26, 2009 5:18 pm

Wanna see a bona fide racist cop?

Look no further than Robert Powell of the Dallas Police force.

I can't write it better than did the Dallas Morning News, at http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcon

But here's the gist: Texans RB Ryan Moats (along with his wife and other family members) risklessly rolled through a red light en route to a hospital to catch Moats' mother-in-law before she died of breast cancer.  Robert Powell pulled Moats over outside the hospital's emergency entrance.  Here are some nice tidbits of what followed in a disgusting (and clearly racist) and unecessarily excessive excercise of wannabe police power:

-Powell kept a gun pointed at Moats after his wife ran into the hospital to see her dying mother (and after the situation had been explained to Powell);

-Powell said things like, “Understand what I can do...I can tow your truck. I can charge you with fleeing. I can make your night very difficult.”

-After hospital security came out to tell Powell Moats' mother-in-law actually was dying inside, Powell spent several minutes in his car searching for outstanding warrants on Moats and slowly writing at least one ticket.  (When another police officer, out of Plano Texas, even told Powell Moats' mother-in-law was dying right then, he replied, "I'm almost done.")

The warrant search is the kicker for me.  I hate the race card, but even I found the racism obvious in this instance.  Anyway, this guy should not be a cop.  The Asst. Police Chief said it best: “When people are in distress, we should come to the rescue...We shouldn’t further their distress.”

Oh, by the way, the mother-in-law died before Moats could get to her hospital room.

Just thought it was worth mentioning, since CBS has not covered it.

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