Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"'Don't get shot by police'"

"....is goal of new advice in Arizona driver's manual."

Via Reddit:  The provisions tell motorists what to do if they’re pulled over by a police officer. They also provide specific warnings about what not to do, like reaching around in the vehicle or getting out.

The goal is pretty simple, said state Rep. Reginald Bolding, a Laveen Democrat who helped write the section.

It’s designed to keep drivers from getting shot by police.

Bolding, who is black, said the record shows that victims of police shootings during traffic stops are more likely to be black or Hispanic.

“When you look at what’s taken place across the country, you have seen a majority of individuals who are people of color that have had higher incidence of interactions with law-enforcement officers, particularly in shootings,” he said. “Hopefully we can get to a place where that’s not the reality.”

It was one such shooting of a black man — the 2016 killing of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer — that prompted Bolding to seek a rewrite of Arizona’s driving manual.

(Link to more)

A tip from Ed.

6 comments:

ricpic said...

"The goal is pretty simple........"

Yeah? Well so is the conduct required: don't act black and you won't get shot.

edutcher said...

ric, the issue is don't act like a jerk or a punk.

Lots of white guys get shot pulling the same "Hold my beer" stunts.

It was one such shooting of a black man — the 2016 killing of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer — that prompted Bolding to seek a rewrite of Arizona’s driving manual

Coinkydink?

YMMV

edutcher said...

PS Didn't we have a Chris Rick vid on this subject about a year ago?

Lem said...

It's always good advice... on the road of life.

Lem said...

Oh, yea, Ed. thanks.

Trooper York said...


"Yeah? Well so is the conduct required: don't act black and you won't get shot."

This is exactly right. What does acting black consist of? Being loud, demonstrative, defiant and borderline criminal. You see it everyday. On the subway. On the street.

I had to throw a psychotic crack head out of the store twice today.