Trooper group wants black lawmaker to resign – The Chronicle


The Political Agitator’s response: This is just an ignant situation. I have seen bits and pieces of this issue on the news and since someone posted the following comment on my blog it reminded me to research the issue although I had spoken to a State Patrol about the issue as well: Waiting for your story on the Representative Cecil Brockman case. That man deserves an apology for the blatant racism perpetrated by RACIST, IGNANT State Troopers! He’s a representative and shouldn’t be treated like the people he represents!!! After reading my good friend Cash Micheals a veteran and damn good journalist I agree the Rep. should not resign. It makes no sense that they didn’t run his VIN Number on his vehicle. However what I will say is that the Rep. could have just took the ticket and then contacted the NC Highway Patrol and reported the incident and I believe these guys would have been dealt with for their actions. But The Rep. chose to deal with it how he did and it is what it is but again I don’t see the grounds for his resignation especially coming from the Trooper’s Association. I am waiting to see how the real NC State Patrol office respond to this.

What first started out as a simple traffic stop involving one black state lawmaker and at least three white N.C. State Troopers, has now ballooned into an apparent statewide effort, led by the State Troopers Association, to force the lawmaker to resign from office.

In the midst of the fallout, legitimate questions about why it indeed took three troopers to rush to what was just a seatbelt violation, why didn’t troopers know how to run legislative license plates, who tipped off a Charlotte TV station about the incident, and what, if any, political implications does the incident have?

State Rep. Cecil Brockman [D- Guilford] – who was a primary sponsor last March of a bill titled, “Prohibit Discriminatory Profiling,” along with fellow Democratic representatives Rodney Moore, Jean Farmer-Butterfield and Graig R. Meyer – admitted Monday afternoon that he “ … was wrong for not having worn my seat belt” when he was stopped by the State Highway Patrol on Main Street in Archdale on Nov. 30. (Source: Read more)

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