Monday, March 30, 2009

Ryan Moats Situation

If you haven't heard about this, here is the situation:

[Officer Robert] Powell stopped Moats outside Baylor Regional Medical Center in the Dallas suburb of Plano after his vehicle rolled through a red light. By the time the 26-year-old NFL player received a ticket and a lecture from Powell, his mother-in-law was dead. The ticket issued to Moats has been dismissed. -ESPN

Basically, his mother-in-law was dying, and in a rare situation, he actually liked her. He was rushing because she was about to die. He got pulled over by this fucker and his wife ran out to run to her mom. The officer pulled out his gun telling her to come back but she was like fuck that kill me as I try to say goodbye to my mom.

The officer did not shoot her.

This guy has a history of pulling over NFL related people:

The Dallas Morning News reported that Maritza Thomas, wife of former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Zach Thomas, was handcuffed and spent approximately three hours in jail after Powell pulled her over for an illegal U-turn in July 2008.

Four of the five tickets issued against Maritza Thomas were later dropped, including failure to show proof of insurance, running a red light, improper address on driver's license and not having a registration sticker on the windshield. She accepted deferred adjudication for the illegal U-turn charge, and her record will be cleared next month. -ESPN

Really. You handcuff a motherfucker for an illegal u-turn. Really. So you hold motherfuckers for running a cautioned red light because someone he loved was dying so he couldn't say goodbye and you cuff and jail someone for making an illegal u-turn.

Now, to this asshole's credit, he DID issue a public apology (throughhislawyers). Some of you may be thinking, "LOLLERSKATES PATRICK, HE'S ONLY DOING HIS JOB. WHY YOU BUTTHURT? COPS GOTTA PROTECT YOU." How about protect me from gangs and drugs. I can deal with an illegal u-turn. I can get over the fact that someone was cautioning through a red light because some shit was happening. I can't deal with gang motherfuckers intimidating the streets. I can't get over 12 year olds strung out on the drugs these motherfuckers are selling.

Everyone is human. Everyone makes mistakes. And at least he issued a Kobe Bryant apology. I think the next time his mother-in-law dies, Moats will be able to explain the situation to Master Powell better.

1 comment:

Nick Pomazak said...

hey that's Texas for's a miracle they didn't give him the electric chair