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Wed May 13, 2015, 06:57 AM

 

California Highway Patrol harasses Black family's funeral procession

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Loved ones traveled in a cluster of 100 or so vehicles, like a metallic herd on the 10 Freeway, as they made their way towards the cemetery.

But their funeral procession came to a halt when a California Highway Patrol officer pulled over one of their escorts, prompting all the other cars to pull over too.

Reporter Erica Nochlin sat down with the family for an interview you’ll only see on CBS2.

The family says they were outraged when that driver was handed a traffic ticket. That anger can clearly be heard in a female relative’s voice during cell phone video taken of the stop: “These people just lost their mom…you stoppin’ a whole funeral…this is ridiculous man.”

Family member Ricky Powers says he’s still mad his chance to mourn his aunt, Sandra, was interrupted by the officer: “I asked him, I said, ‘You really think this is the time and place for that? I mean, we’re grieving right now.'”

CHP Officer Chris Baldonado says that lead escort was ticketed for stopping traffic in the far right lane of the eastbound 10 when doesn’t have that authority.

“It is a sad situation,” said Baldonado, adding, “I think [the officer] acted within his powers, and his best discretion.”


http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/05/12/only-on-2-family-demands-explanation-after-chp-pulled-over-their-funeral-procession/

This is the same department caught brutally beating a black woman on the Freeway last year

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Reply California Highway Patrol harasses Black family's funeral procession (Original post)
951-Riverside May 2015 OP
DetlefK May 2015 #1
951-Riverside May 2015 #2
DetlefK May 2015 #3
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2015 #4
ret5hd May 2015 #5
struggle4progress May 2015 #6
derpadong May 2015 #7
uppityperson May 2015 #8
Liberal_in_LA May 2015 #9
kairos12 May 2015 #10

Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2015, 07:05 AM

1. A funeral procession of 100 cars on a fucking freeway?

Are these people out of their fucking mind? I don't care how much they grieve, a freeway is a place where traffic has to roll unimpeded.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Wed May 13, 2015, 07:20 AM

2. Why, the nerve of "these people"

 







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Response to 951-Riverside (Reply #2)

Wed May 13, 2015, 07:25 AM

3. I'm not okay with this procession either.

It's one thing to hold a procession on a road where traffic is supposed to be slow. It's a totally different thing to hold a procession on road that is purely intended for high-speed traffic.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Wed May 13, 2015, 07:29 AM

4. "Roll unimpeded"? Wait'll the candidates get protection ...

... stopping freeway traffic for half an hour or so is the norm, when a candidate's motorcade rolls through town.

But, I'd be all for a law limiting the size of funeral processions. Ten cars seems more than enough. The rest can find their own way to the cemetery.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Wed May 13, 2015, 07:44 AM

5. Jim Wright's funeral was Monday in Fort Worth...

they completely shut down I-30 westbound for the procession to Weatherford. Completely. I-30. Much more than 100 cars.
On each overpass was a firetruck with 4 firemen in dress uniform.

Didn't see the THAT procession stopped and ticketed. I also didn't hear or read of anyone griping about it either.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2015, 07:57 AM

6. That ticket will stand

A hundred car procession. Lead vehicle stops. Now you've got a hundred cars stopped. It's a hazard

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 10:30 PM

7. Nice Strawman

Way to only report half the story, leaving out important details, and relying on emotion.

The facts are that the escort service, though commonly reported in the media as "uniformed" were not law enforcement officers. It was a private escort service. In the course of performing the escort, they illegally and without authority impeded the flow of traffic on the freeway, directed traffic to stop without the authority to do so, used illegal lighting on the lead motorcycle of the escort, and the driver was operating the vehicle on a suspended license. As a result, the lead escort motorcycle, not the entire funeral procession, was pulled over and cited.

Additionally, the CHP did issue a statement by CHP Spokesperson Sergeant Jose Nunez, stating:
“The California Highway Patrol would like to extend condolences to the the family for their loss”.

They have no need to, nor should they, apologize for enforcing federal and state traffic laws.

Additionally, shame on every single person who tried to play the race card on this.

Source:http://ktla.com/2015/05/15/chp-officer-pulls-over-funeral-procession-on-the-10-freeway-for-traveling-too-slow/

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Response to derpadong (Reply #7)

Sat May 16, 2015, 11:55 PM

8. "a California Highway Patrol officer pulled over one of their escorts" and compare to this

other similar procession which was unticketed. www.wedehase.com

I am not sure what your complaint is since the article in the post says "a California Highway Patrol officer pulled over one of their escorts", same as you say.


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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2015, 11:59 PM

9. omg

 

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2015, 12:19 AM

10. The new offense--Funeral While Black.

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