Florida Cop Harasses Black Man With Made Up Law

27 Jun

Apparently stepping outside the walk lines in Florida is a major felony. Not to mention getting arrested for a non-existent law.

Just another case of Walking While Black and an out-of-control racist cop.

WATCH: Florida cop makes up law to ticket black man for walking without identification

According to the Miami Herald, a police officer in Jacksonville, Florida incorrectly cited a law requiring identification for drivers when giving a ticket to a black man for jaywalking and for not having an ID on him, as shown in a viral video the man in question posted on social media.

The video posted by 21-year-old Devonte Shipman on June 20 shows Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Officer J.S. Bolen confronting Shipman for jaywalking.

“Miami Beach, 1962?” the Herald report asked. “No, Jacksonville, 2017.”

When Shipman asked the officer what he’d done wrong, the cop told him that he was fining him for jaywalking, which costs $65. Bolen then asked the young man for his ID, and when he told the officer he didn’t have it, Bolen “snapped.”

“That’s another infraction,” Bolen said. “In the state of Florida, you have to have an ID card on you identifying who you are or I can detain you for seven hours until I figure out who you are.”

According to the Herald, however, the officer got the law wrong — Florida Statute 322.15 requires licensed drivers to always have their licenses when driving and can incur a $136 fine if they do not, but no such law exists for walking without a license.

“Bolen also gave Shipman a citation for failing to obey a pedestrian control signal, another $62.50 fine,” the Herald noted.


Posted by on June 27, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter


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5 responses to “Florida Cop Harasses Black Man With Made Up Law

  1. lkeke35

    June 27, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    See this is what people keep talking about. It doesn’t matter what you do because cops will simply make up a reason to interact with a black person.

    Liked by 1 person

    • btx3

      June 27, 2017 at 11:48 AM

      Don’t know what this cop’s underlying problem was…Seems to me guys this stressed out or angry need some time out.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. harfobama

    July 1, 2017 at 11:56 AM

  3. harfobama

    July 1, 2017 at 11:59 AM

    If they are stressed out they dont belong on police force. Guns and stress dont mix!


    • btx3

      July 1, 2017 at 1:35 PM

      I understand the “stressed” part. Those guys see some pretty bad stuff.

      What I don’t understand is the failure to put into place programs to recognize such, beyond the occasional visit to a shrink.

      What I don’t understand is the training in hyper-aggressive tactics, and little to no training in de escalation.

      What I don’t understand is little training to recognize mental illness in the public they come to contact with, and means to defuse that other than shooting someone.



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