Results for - Elected Representative Accuses Officer of Ticketing Him for "Driving While Black"

2,255 voters participated in this survey

Source: https://tinyurl.com/5dr9vbce... Consider how many times you've gotten pulled over for a broken taillight or some other minor infraction. You and the officer exchange words. A summons is issued. Everyone goes about their day. Minnesota Rep. John Thompson was pulled over in the wee hours of Independence Day. We know this because he then gave a press conference accusing the police of pulling him over for being a black man. Police denied the claim and released bodycam footage to show what really happened.

1. Have you ever disagreed with a reason the police pulled you over?

Yes
28%
618 votes
No
37%
824 votes
Not Applicable
34%
758 votes

2. Thompson was pulled over for speeding and driving without a license plate. After pulling him over, police discovered he had a suspended out-of-state driver's license. Do you agree that speeding and no license plate (not to mention a suspended license) are valid reasons for pulling someone over?

Yes
83%
1,833 votes
No
17%
367 votes

3. Do you find it odd that an elected state representative would have a driver's license (albeit suspended) from another state other than the one they represent?

Yes
56%
1,241 votes
No
14%
317 votes
Undecided
17%
372 votes
Not Applicable
12%
270 votes

4. Thompson berated the officers, claiming, "You profiled me because you looked me dead in the face and I got a ticket for driving while black. You pulled me over because you saw a black face in this car. " Do you think Thompson has a legitimate claim that he was racially profiled after he was stopped for speeding and having no license plate on his car?

Yes
9%
202 votes
No
64%
1,397 votes
Undecided
27%
601 votes

5. Do you think some people are too quick to claim racism - when there are clearly other valid reasons for conducting a traffic stop?

Yes
67%
1,473 votes
No
10%
226 votes
Undecided
23%
501 votes

6. Do you think it's shameful for an elected official (a "representative of the people") to behave in this way?

Yes
69%
1,520 votes
No
9%
202 votes
Undecided
22%
478 votes
07/29/2021 Politics 2255 93 Anonymous

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