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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:31 PM

2 Detroit officers suspended for video taunting black woman

DETROIT Two Detroit police officers have been suspended amid an investigation into racially demeaning comments made during a traffic stop and posted on social media.

Officer Gary Steele and an unidentified officer stopped 23-year-old Ariel Moore for driving with an expired license plate last week. They seized the vehicle, leaving Moore to walk one block to her home in the cold and dark.

WXYZ-TV reports that video posted to Steele's Snapchat account showed Moore walking home as he says "priceless" and "bye Felicia." The caption tags read: "What black girl magic looks like" and "celebrating Black History Month."

Police Chief James Craig said Monday that the officers have been suspended with pay. Craig earlier demoted Steele from corporal and apologized to Moore.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/2-detroit-officers-suspended-for-video-taunting-black-woman/ar-BBTcdIv?li=BBnb7Kz

I've been stopped for expired tabs before. I received a ticket with a sizable fine but I never had my vehicle impounded.

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Reply 2 Detroit officers suspended for video taunting black woman (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 5 OP
redstatebluegirl Feb 5 #1
riversedge Feb 5 #6
redstatebluegirl Feb 5 #7
leftynyc Feb 5 #2
jcgoldie Feb 5 #11
Anon-C Feb 5 #3
EffieBlack Feb 5 #4
Aristus Feb 5 #5
lostnfound Feb 5 #8
JCanete Feb 5 #9
Codeine Feb 5 #10

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:40 PM

1. Thank goodness, someone realizes we have some racists in the police force everywhere!

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:29 PM

6. so, they get a paid vacation for now.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:34 PM

7. I will take what I can get at this point.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:42 PM

2. Suspended with pay?

So a paid vacation until enough time passes that nobody will notice they get their jobs back. Got it.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:25 PM

11. Probably a union issue pending investigation

They have to do due process.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:57 PM

3. Whew!

You should see the things I don't post!



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:09 PM

4. Don't they deserve a second chance?

And, besides, saying racist things isn't a crime.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:11 PM

5. 'School spirit', maybe?



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:41 PM

8. So..Detroit police department sucks. What a stupid decision not to fire them.

Damn power hungry racist misogynist creeps.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:50 PM

9. Jesus, if they don't even have the common sense to keep their racism to themselves, they should

 

not be trusted to continue on the force, protecting and serving the entire public.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:19 PM

10. I've been pulled over three times for expired tags.

Twice I was written a fix-it ticket, politely informed how to resolve it, and sent on my way.

Once my tags were actually in order but still flagged his computer. He looked at my paperwork and let me go with the benefit of the doubt.

The only difference between this young lady and me is the concentration of melanin in our epidermis. That stupid little variance all it takes to change a traffic stop from polite procedural boredom to impounding and mockery, or potentially a fatal confrontation. That fucking sucks.

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