Of course, because white people never get pulled over for making an illegal turn.
Via Washington Examiner:
Black comedian Tyler Perry accused white police officers of pulling him over due to “racial profiling,” as he weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case, which he calls “a murder.”
Perry said the profiling happened “a few days before President Obama was supposed to speak at my studio.” Perry hosted a high-dollar Obama fundraiser on March 16.
“Although we have made significant strides with racial profiling in this country, the world needs to know that we are still being racially profiled, and until this situation has improved greatly, I’m not sure how a murder in Florida can be protected by a ‘stand your ground law,’” Perry wrote on Facebook earlier this week. “RACIAL PROFILING SHOULD BE A HATE CRIME INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI!!!” he added in caps.
After telling the cops he made the illegal turn because people might be “following him,” he further complains about alleged racial profiling because they got suspicious of him. I’m 100% sure cops would question me if I made a left turn from the right lane and then told them it was because I’m paranoid people are following me.
From Perry’s Facebook post:
A few days before President Obama was supposed to speak at my studio, I was leaving the studio, headed to the airport. Most times when I leave the studio I have an unmarked escort. Other times I constantly check in my rearview mirror to be sure that I’m not being followed. It’s a safety precaution that my security team taught me. As I got to an intersection, I made a left turn from the right lane and was pulled over by two police officers. I pulled the car over and put it in park. Then, I let the window down and sat in the car waiting for the officer. The officer came up to the driver’s door and said that I made an illegal turn. I said, “I signaled to get into the turning lane, then made the turn because I have to be sure I’m not being followed.” He said, “why do you think someone would be following you?”
Before I could answer him, I heard a hard banging coming from the passenger window. I had never been in this position before so I asked the officer who was at my window what was going on and why is someone banging on the window like that. He said, “let your window down, let your window down. Your windows are tinted.” As I let down the passenger window, there was another officer standing on the passenger side of the car. He said, “what is wrong with you?” The other officer said to him, “he thinks he’s being followed.” Then, the second officer said, “why do you think someone is following you? What is wrong with you?”
There was a happy ending though, Mr. Perry got no ticket after a black cop showed up. No, not making that up.