Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cop drags a 77 year old grandmother from her SUV

A local Texas police department is standing by an officer who dragged a 77-year-old grandmother out of her car for speeding after she repeatedly refused to provide her driver's license.
The entire arrest was caught on video by the Keene Police Department.
The woman, Lynn Bedford, of nearby Cleburne, was stopped on Aug. 19 for driving 66 mph in a 50-mph zone.
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12 comments:

Tim said...

We live in a police state. I'm surprised that this made the news.

michigan doug said...

yeah when i get pulled over i usually gotta pee real bad too.

BrokenDownProgrammer said...

I do *not* see the problem.

Is old, female, self-centered, and stubborn a free pass for 16 mph over the speed limit?

When she refused to show her license, what was he supposed to do, just forget about it?

Ken Hayes

wirecutter said...

It could've handled differently. You don't manhandle little old ladies. If nothing else, let her go and cite or arrest her at home. I'm pretty sure she's not a runner.

Anonymous said...

I cannot see that old cop treating a young man that way ...or a mexican... he would be afraid of losing pension

hiswiserangel said...

My mom, 70, would have gone down in a hail of bullets, swearing like a sailor. God, I love that woman, taught me everything I know.

CharlieDelta said...

Real tough guy! This is what's become of the "Thin Blue Line" these days. Probably bragged to his buddies when they went for beers after work that night.

"Is old, female, self-centered, and stubborn a free pass for 16 mph over the speed limit?

BrokenDownProgrammer-
Obviously not, but if she was one of his cop buddies you can bet your ass that would've been all she needed for her free pass...

Anonymous said...

I am sorry but the cop was in the right. And if she tries to sue, the officer should counter sue for damage done to his back while dragging the STUPID woman from her car. If only he could fine her for being stupid!

wirecutter said...

Wrong, Anon. He could've handled it differently. Why didn't he follow her home or to a bathroom? She would've climbed out of the car on her own.
What if he had broken bones? Elderly women do tend to have osteoporosis, you know?
Just another case of a fucking cop that was told no and got his feelings hurt.
But I've got news for you - he was lucky it was an old lady. Any motherfucker that puts his hands on me for any reason is going to lose teeth if not his life, I don't give a fuck what the outcome would be. You can like that or not, but it's a fact of life.

Oh yeah, Anon: Have a nice day, Officer.

ExAFCrewDog said...

Yeah, he could have handled it different. He could have just shot the bitch and gone back to his duties. You ever watched 77 y.o. grannies drive? Shit, they got no business driving anything except maybe a golf cart.

Uh, 77 y.o. with a bladder infection? Hey, you never heard about Depends? I'm giving 11-1 she was wearing something similar. That means I'm crediting her with at least a small amount of intelligence.

Yeah, he did get a tad overzealous, but I can't see where he wasn't following procedures probably laid down by any and every one over his pay grade. In hindsight he probably wishes he'd called for backup.

Long time ago, when my kids got their drivers licenses I told them, "Do NOT, EVER, under ANY circumstances, argue with a man wearing a badge and packing. Period." Whatever happens, if you were in the right, we'll sort it out later.

Today's technology gives us the car cams and the cop's employer even paid for a good cam he had hooked onto his uniform. He knew he was being recorded. He was doing his job.

How many times a day you think these guys hear some lameass excuse for whatever caused the cop to pull somebody over?

She's doing about 1/3 over the limit. And, if you watch the traffic on that road/highway/whatever, it seems to be moving kinda pokey. That means she wasn't driving at a "prudent" speed.

She's probably a very nice lady. She probably doesn't like the idea of law-breakers going unpunished. And, if she was home watching that clip on her TV, and it wasn't her ass on the screen, she'd probably be screaming in defense of the cop. Turning to her old man she says, "Did you see that? Dumb bitch is resisting arrest!"

The preceding opinion was expressed by 70+ y.o., happily married for 50+ yrs heterosexual, NRA supporting, sometimes gun toting, conservative, God-fearing, Liberal-hating, born and raised in the South, hard drinking, Marlboro smoking, casino card room attending, white male who proudly served in his country's military.

wirecutter said...

Jesus Christ what in the fuck is the matter with you two?
YOU DON'T MANHANDLE ELDERLY PEOPLE.
EVER.

ExAFCrewDog said...

So, what your're saying is, you disagree? OK.