|Posted by Debbie Gould on April 14, 2009 at 4:08 PM|
As most of you know, I'm on vacation in Florida visiting my daughter who is in the Air Force stationed at Hurlburt Field, in Fort Walton Beach. She lives in Navarre which is right up the road. This afternoon, my 23 year old son and his friend took my Explorer to Wal-Mart. On the way back, they were pulled over by a sherriff for speeding, 40 in a 25, right before the turn to my daughters street.
Now we live in Vermont. Hick town and all, but we are right on the boarder of NY, so my sons buddy is from NY. My son's buddy was driving, they pulled over immediately and waited for the officer to come up to the car. Apparently she had been following them for a few minutes, because before they new it, 3 more cars with blue lights pulled up. They were pulled out of my car, and searched. 2 sherriffs and 2 detectives searched my car and the kids, and started questioning them about what gangs they were from. They had my son take off his shirt and show them the tatoo on his back.
And arm. Jay is the first one in this photo.
The tat on his arm says BIRD, his nickname and the one on his back says GOULD. Gang material fo sho. Give me an effin break. Yes they broke the speed limit, what right did the police have to interogate them like a bunch of thugs. Why you ask? They were wearing White t-shirts and black basketball shorts topped off with fitted hats so any rational thinking person would of course assume they were gun carrying gang members from Vermont.
It gets even better...Anyone who lives in NY, knows that a NY drivers licence is thin and flimsy. It's not hard plastic like alot of other states. So they naturally assume it's a fake. Jay's buddy sat in the back of the cruiser for over 45 min while they harrassed him into "confessing" it was a fake. EVEN THOUGH after they finally ran it, it came back valid. They told him they were taking him to jail and we would have to bail him out because he was carrying a fake ID. Yes he told them it was a fake because the wouldn't accept it when he said it was real. So now, even though he has a vaild drivers licence through NY state, they are still saying the one he gave them was fake and are going to take him to jail anyway because it's a felony to give an officer a fake ID. We where home when Jay called and said they were having trouble right down the road, so we hoped in her car and went down there. My daughter, who was taking names and badge numbers was irate. When they found out there really was a sister they were visiting and a mother traveling with them, they decided to be "NICE" and just give him the speeding ticket and not take him to jail, but not until we were there for another half an hour while "blue shirt" the detective walking around with his chest puffed out acting God like, harrassed the boys some more and put Jay's buddy through the ringer. They actually asked my son what gang he was in in Vermont. He's like. "I live in the woods." They didn't believe him. The female sherriff was decent, I actually showed her pics of were we lived to show he wasn't being a smart ass, but the detectives wouldn't even speak with me or my daughter. They did let Jay's friend go with the speeding ticket, but kept his licence. IT'S REAL!!! But they still insist it's fake. OUTRAGOUS! Never have I been pulled over for speeding, been pulled out of the car, searched, had my car searched, made to show all my tatoo's, or questioned about the gangs I belong to. So here is a pic of my hoodlums.
Till my next rant, peace out. Debbie