View Full Version : When driving left of center = racial profiling...

T-post Tom
11-23-2007, 08:57 PM
Congressman says police stopped his vehicle due to racial profiling

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- U.S. Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois believes he was a victim of racial profiling this week, his spokeswoman said.

Rep. Danny Davis thinks he was pulled over because there were "four black men in the car," his spokeswoman said.

Two white police officers pulled over the Democratic congressman early Monday morning, according to spokeswoman Tumia Romero.

"He thinks he was pulled over because of his race," Romero said Thursday. "He was not speeding, had a valid driver's license, wasn't swerving, but was pulled over anyway."

She said Davis had been working on his radio show until around midnight Sunday. He was driving home three of his guests -- all African-Americans -- when Chicago police officers pulled his vehicle over around 1 a.m. Monday.

The only reason the congressman can see for being stopped was that there were "four black men in the car," Romero said. Watch Davis explain how he was stopped

Davis said he was issued a $75 ticket for "driving left of center." He is scheduled to appear in traffic court December 28.

Dana Starks, Chicago police interim superintendent, confirmed that Davis had been issued a citation for a traffic violation.

About Davis' allegations, Starks said, "The Chicago Police Department does not encourage, tolerate or condone racial profiling on any level."

Starks added, "We assure the congressman that any allegations of racial profiling will be thoroughly investigated, and the Chicago Police Department remains committed to enforcing the law fairly and without bias."

Rain Man
11-23-2007, 09:04 PM
I guess maybe he should have some white guests on his show once in a while.

11-23-2007, 09:15 PM
Waaahhhh!!! I'm black and nobody lets me break the law!!! Hell, I'm a Congressman to boot!!!


Mr. Laz
11-23-2007, 09:33 PM
it's not racial profiling if you actually did something wrong.

11-23-2007, 10:42 PM
He either drove across the center line or he didn't.
Only problem is there is only 6 people in the world that are privy to the truth. For any of use to speculate would be a waste of time.

11-23-2007, 10:46 PM
the video camera in the police car may have seen it.

11-23-2007, 10:51 PM
i would have pulled him over for being black too

11-23-2007, 10:53 PM
the video camera in the police car may have seen it.
That and the fact that cops tend to think that if a driver is left of center the driver may be under the influence.