31
Jul
12

DRIVING WHILE BLACK!! TJ HOLMES GOES OFF ON TWITTER FOR BEING STOPPED FOR NO REASON…ONLY 1 MILE FROM HIS ATLANTA HOME!!

One mile from his home in Atlanta, GA, former CCN Anchor T.J. Holmes was pulled over by police. When asked for the reason behind the traffic stop, Officers told Holmes they “wanted to make sure you have insurance on the car”. Holmes tweeted during the entire incident, allowing followers to chime in on the frustrations he was feeling.

Outraged by seemingly obvious evidence of racial profiling, Mr Holmes snapped a photo of the officer through his rear view mirror with the caption ‘Driving while black ain’t no joke!’

He continued to tweet updates from the side of the road while the officers tried to explain to him why he was pulled over.

‘Yep, in sitting on the side of the road 1 mile from my house with 2 cop cars behind me,’ Mr Holmes shared with his 49,451 followers.
‘Officer has yet to give a reason for why he stooped [sic] me.’

T.J. had a previously scheduled interview on MSNBC’s Ed Show with Ed Schultz and promised followers he would speak candidly about the incident on air and also write about it on his blog ontjholmes.net afterwards.

No surprise that he’s receiving mixed responses; many are just as outraged and are relaying their own tales of illegal traffic stops and  others are surprisingly telling him to “remove his chip on his shoulder” and “get over it”. Just proves to show that no matter your age or status, 5-0 is still on the lookout and always ready to profile while the majority of Americans don’t understand what the big deal is.

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