Monday, July 18, 2005

Questions for Reverend Meeks

Only Eric Zorn has publicly questioned the accusations Rev. James Meeks has made against the Chicago Police Department for racial profiling. I'm left to wonder what response the Reverend was expecting when he got out of the car and identified himself.

Questions for Reverend Meeks

Did you expect that identifying yourself to the police officer would result in him treating you differently than if he didn't know who you were?

If so, are you asking the Chicago Police Department to have different rules for recognized figures than for unknowns?

At your age and with your experience, don't you know that the surest way to provoke a police officer is to get out of your car during a traffic stop?

Allegations that the officer waved a gun in the face of Meeks are disturbing. But I'm also disturbed to see a free pass given to a public official who blatantly uses the "Do you know who I am?" double standard to his benefit then cries foul when it backfires.


Blogger Amy Allen said...

Good post. Perhaps Meeks was pulling a Heiple.

11:54 AM  

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