Thursday, March 26, 2009


Imagine you get a call saying your mother in law is dying and doesn't have much time left. You and your wife get in the car and head towards the hospital early in the morning. You approach a red light and you put your hazards on and go through making sure that you will not cause an accident by doing this. A police car sees your actions and follows you into the hospital parking lot. He has no desire to hear your side of the story and is a little hostile with you. At the same moment you are pleading your case and having a ticket written up, your mother in law dies. This is exactly what happened to Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats. The video of what happened can be found here.....

The color card has already been brought up because Moats is black. While I obviously don't know if that had something to do with this, I do know that a policeman is supposed to help in times of trouble. I can understand him stopping Moats for running the red light but doing what he does in the hospital parking lot is a little questionable--especially when Moats is telling him why he has done what he has. The officer has been re-assigned and the Dallas police department is in full damage control today. It is sparking a lot of debate in the US as to what should have happened here. What are your thoughts??


Anonymous said...

This cop should be embarassed. I hope he is overcome with guilt over what happened.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe what I just watched. What part of "my mother in-law is dying" did he not understand. I could understand if he made those comments outside a 7-11, but in front of the hospital

This man (idiot) should be fired, period!!