Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Circus is Still in Town...

This morning in traffic court was the usual circus. One case in particular stood out above all the others though.

An officer from a neighboring agency was up to bat and he was testifying about a speed violation. He hit all the finer points about the speed limit, the signs proclaiming such, and the particulars of his radar unit.

When the officer finished, the defendant began his testimony with accusations of racial profiling, which he followed with accusations of racial profiling, and he ultimately finished with accusations of racial profiling.

This guy would not let go of his belief that the officer stopped him because he was black. Of course it wasn't because he was speeding. It HAD to have been because he was black. The best part was when he started using big words he himself didn't understand.

"This was obviously a case of racial profiling, because we live in a racially "prolific" culture."

Let's see now...

pro·lif·ic
   [pruh-lif-ik]
adjective
1. producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful: a prolific pear tree.

2. producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive: a prolific writer.

3. profusely productive or fruitful (often followed by in or of ): a bequest prolific of litigations.

4. characterized by abundant production: a prolific year for tomatoes.

Okay, so it was obviously racial profiling because the community is so profusely productive in producing offspring? I don't see how the copious numbers of welfare babies could POSSIBLY have anything to do with why this idiot was stopped.

Then he said "This was obviously racial profiling because I looked at the officer when I drove by. I can't help the "stigmatism" of racial profiling which I cannot escape."

Hmmm. Well:

stig·ma·tism
   [stig-muh-tiz-uhm]
noun
1. Optics . the property of a lens that is stigmatic.

2. Pathology . a condition in which stigmata are present.

Is there something wrong with your eyes? Or maybe you bleed for unexplained reasons whenever you get excited? I still don't see how that leads one to believe a traffic stop was the result of racial profiling.

It amuses me and appalls me at the same time when people come into our courts and make complete idiots of themselves while making every attempt to avoid taking responsibility for their own actions.

I'm sure this idiot won't be the last...

3 comments:

Raji said...

Nice post with a good analysis of words. Such idiots not taking responsibility should be fined by the courts.

*Goddess* said...

Ahh, reminds me of the man and woman on COPS. He didn't want to answer any more questions because he didn't want to..you know, "discriminate" himself, and after explaining events, she ended with "and that's how it all perspired..."

I get so sick of the whole racial profiling excuse, because that's what it usually is: an excuse people use to bully others into backing down. Man up already.

Gator Girl Tales said...

Yet another individual who refuses to take ownership/responsibility of his own decisions and behaviors.