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T.J. Holmes Live Tweets After Being Pulled Over for Driving While Black

Tue., Jul. 31, 2012 6:43 AM EDT
by Nicholas Robinson

It looks like even the most famous faces in the black community aren’t safe from racial profiling. Monday, July 30, former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes was pulled over by police, just a mile from his Atlanta home, for “driving while being black.”

Like any star in that situation, Holmes live tweeted the entire incident and even took a picture of the police car.

“Driving while black ain’t no joke!” he tweeted, along with an Instagram photo of the cop car.

“Yep, in sitting on the side of the road 1 mile from my house with 2 cop cars behind me,” he continued.

When Holmes asked the police why he was pulled over, the officer struggled to offer a valid answer, leaving Holmes furious at the ordeal.

“This is a d—n shame. Officer is literally stumbling over his words trying to explain why he stopped me,” he tweeted, adding, “Officer’s reason for pulling me over: ‘wanted to make sure you have insurance on the car.’ I kid you not.”

In the end, Holmes was let go without any charges. Holmes says that the incident may have soured his relationship with Atlanta police and he promised to write a detailed account on his blog later on.

“Well guys, I managed to avoid jail time. However, my relationship with ____ County police may have just soured a bit. #showmeyourpapers,” tweeted Holmes, adding, “Still pissed beyond words right now. But Lord knows I’m not the only this will happen to today. #showmeyourpapers”

Sadly, this isn’t the only case of celebrity racism we’ve seen as of late. Check out some other incidents below. – nicholas robinson

 

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  • 1Finga_Phil

    Why does ma nose bleed when I’s pick it?  I just be diggin’ and mindin’ ma own bizniz’.  Dontcha look at me like d’at.  Neva went in fo’ a pick?  Be honest.  When the honka gets a full and you aint gotta a tissue, you eitha do da redneck whitie farma’s blow o’ da rice pickin’ china man two finga miner’s gold dig.

    Cant affo’d a docta so mosta da time, my nose be stuffed wit’ newspapa.  Otha way to solve it, be sniffin’ some good ole Brotha Jamal’s all purpose glue. 

  • Mel

    Looks like a black officer in the rear view, so how is it racial? Did he really tweet what was really going on? Maybe he was speeding and he pulled the ‘do you know who I am’ card on them or the ‘I know your boss’ card. C’mon. 

  • Jazz

    Still happening in 2012!  So much for our ‘post-racial society’.  I am a Black man who has been pulled over not for a traffic infraction, but so that the officer could check the license and registration on my new vehicle.  No citation was issued.  I have been stopped walking down the street in a shirt and tie because I “resembled a robbery suspect”.  And if you dare question the authority you just might get an azz-whipping and be arrested for ‘resisting arrest’.

    > Mel: A whole lot of Black officers become more blue than Black once they put that uniform on.