This is something that happens with greater frequency than most Americans realize. Driving while Black. In Dallas, during the late 70’s and early 80’s I was pulled over many times. I was usually pulled over because I was driving a nice car, in a nice neighborhood. I was young at the time. I had a routine. I turned the interior lights on so that everyone who wanted to see into the car could see everything. I would have my driver’s license and insurance card ready for the police officer. I was polite. Yes, Sir. No, Sir. I answered all of his questions quickly and concisely. I had no intention of going to jail and no intention of being an “accident”.
Now, to be honest. I did drive fast in those days and I did get tickets for speeding from time to time. But what I’m talking about is the weaving charge. It is a subjective reason to check out someone. If this kind of thing happened only once or twice, then it would be no big deal. It happens all of the time. I bet I got pulled over 3 to 4 times per year. I was never pulled over when I had one of my white friends in the car. It was almost always when I was by myself and driving in a very nice neighborhood. Finally, I must say that I haven’t been pulled over for DWB in years.
This interview with Representative Danny Davis is stupid. The questions are mind-numbingly simple.