Two police officers in Anchorage, Alaska allowed a woman to go without being ticketed even though she didn’t have a valid driver’s license. Instead, she showed them a Donald Trump “White Privilege” card.
NBC News reports that the traffic stop took place on July 7 when Officers Nicholas Bowe and Charles Worland with the Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit spotted a car “weaving in the lane” but didn’t ticket the driver.
A couple of days after the traffic stop, Mimi Israelah said in a Facebook post that she was pulled over for weaving at 3:43 a.m. while driving to a pizzeria in Anchorage after arriving on an early-morning flight from California for Trump’s rally.
She couldn’t find her driver’s license, she wrote on Facebook in a now-deleted post.
“When I saw my White Privilege card, I gave to him if it’s ok,” she wrote. “He laughed and called his partner. It’s their first time to see a White Privileged (sic) card,” she said.
The cards, which are sold as a novelty, read “White Privilege Card Trumps Everything.”
Anchorage Police Department Director of Community Relations Sunny Guerin said the department is treating the entire issue confidentially because it involves police personnel, adding:
“Officers observed no signs of impairment No citations were issued.”
Guerin added that officers are able to check if a person has a valid license with the help of a computer check. She did not clarify whether or not Bowe and Worland used that computer system during the July 7 traffic stop.
A video apparently taken by Israelah of the encounter has been reposted on Twitter. Two officers are seen standing outside her car window. She asks one, “You like my White Privilege card?” One officer says, “That’s hilarious.”
In case you were wondering, Israelah was headed to a Trump rally when she was stopped and failed to produce a driver’s license.
White privilege? Yes. And also police incompetence.
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