According to CourtneyLuv, Tyler Perry is one of the latest victims of racial profiling. It is sad that police are insecure within and play the nice car let me stop him/her game. I bet the officers who stopped him thought that they were doing a â€œgood deedâ€ for the good ole’ boy system.
Note from Tylerâ€™s page
A few days before President Obama was supposed to speak at my studio, I was leaving the studio, headed to the airport. Most times when I leave the studio I have an unmarked escort. Other times I constantly check in my rearview mirror to be sure that Iâ€™m not being followed. Itâ€™s a safety precaution that my security team taught me. As I got to an intersection, I made a left turn from the right lane and was pulled over by two police officers. I pulled the car over and put it in park. Then, I let the window down and sat in the car waiting for the officer. The officer came up to the driverâ€™s door and said that I made an illegal turn. I said, â€œI signaled to get into the turning lane, then made the turn because I have to be sure Iâ€™m not being followed.â€Read more after the heartbeat He said, â€œwhy do you think someone would be following you?â€ Read More »
Well that is what Andrew Young thinks. However, if they were in a Honda Accord or a Smart Car would this have happened?Â “Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle,” the Los Angeles sheriff’s department said. “A narcotics investigation ensued” and resulted in the arrests.Â Â Even Andrew Young said:Â â€œThereâ€™s another culture in L.A. that I donâ€™t Â understandâ€ . â€œMost people in Los Angeles would wonder why he was stopped â€¦Â I donâ€™t know why they should have been stopped … When a black man is stopped and not speeding â€¦ you call that driving while black.â€Young noted a bit of symmetry between T.I.’s life and the role he plays in his just-released movie, “Takers.” Read More »
New York emcee Nas has an explanation for his September arrest on driving under the influence charges.Â TMZ.com recently caught up with the rap star, who says his arrest was the result of racial profiling.Â Nas proclaims, quote, “You know what it is…profiling man,” adding, quote, “they can’t stop a good man from shining man.”Â Last week it was reported that Nas was arrested back in September on DUI charges in the Atlanta, Georgia area.Â The police report stated that the emcee had a “green tongue with raised taste buds” and a pulse that reached 116 beats per minute.Â The officer on the scene also reported that Nas’ vehicle smelled of “raw marijuana” and that he had, quote, “eyelid tremors in both eyes and body tremors.”
Nas admitted to smoking marijuana at his friend’s house earlier in the evening, and proceeded to fail a field sobriety test.Â The charges were eventually dropped when Nas’ drug test came back negative.