Let’s put this story in the “white people sure are ballsy” category. Gavin Seim, who describes himself as a constitutional activist, flagged down a cop in an unmarked car in Grant County, Washington, and filmed an exchange asking for the cop’s identification and whether he was pulling people over:
The cop seems partly amused, partly in disbelief as Seim asks him for identification….The officer then shows two forms of ID.
Seim asks if he’s been stopping people in the unmarked vehicle. When the officer admits he has, Seim explains that it’s against state law to do so.
“I’m not going to write you up today,” Seim says. “What I am going to encourage you to do is take this car back.”
When the officer starts to smile, Seim holds firm: “I could call a sheriff out here and demand that you be written up for this because you are in open violation of Washington State RCWs.”
That, my friends, is called using your white privilege. This is also why all interactions with police officers should be filmed.
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