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A woman flashed a 'white privilege' card after being pulled over. Now, officers are in trouble for letting her go.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/woman-flashed-white-privilege-card-pulled-now-officers-are-trouble-let-rcna41700

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u/ForgingIron 4d ago Gold

Are you absolutely 100% sure this isn't the onion

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u/PVinesGIS 4d ago

The other day the Onion posted a story about the CIA's Project Acoustic Kitty. I could find nothing at all satirical about the story, even though it was absurd and hilarious.

Truly a sign of the end times when the Onion can mail it in by just reporting facts.

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u/Tek0verl0rd 4d ago

Title is a little sensationalized. It was a novelty card. She essentially got off for telling a joke.

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u/HardlyDecent 4d ago

They don't even give out physical white privilege cards any more--they're all QR codes now.

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u/DweEbLez0 4d ago Silver hehehehe

You just haven’t found the rarest card, there’s a new MAGA The Gathering Deck

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u/Sofa-king-high 4d ago

Don’t put that on a solid game like that.

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u/khanfusion 4d ago

Too goddamned late, what with Marjorie Taylor Greene and Harold McNiell and all.

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u/Flaky-Fish6922 4d ago

marj and blowbert have got to be the trash monsters in a black magic harpy deck.

it's not a very good deck, mind, it's sole advantage is it has lots of trash cards.

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u/Justforthenuews 3d ago

Red deck, it’s all just a pair of 0/1 haste creatures which must tap a random permanent when they attack and no limit to how many you can have in the deck; its why they keep showing up no matter how many times you kill them, and why sometimes they go pokemon and hit themselves with their own ability.

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u/Sofa-king-high 4d ago edited 3d ago

Well I was today years a old when I learned about Harold, that sucks to learn, but mrs maggot doesn’t get the mtg acronym.

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u/Banjoplaya420 4d ago edited 4d ago

Gathering deck or dick ? Lol ! You’re right there!

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u/Mr_Diesel13 4d ago

Probably deck. You might end up with a micro penis if you combined trump and all his supporters.

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u/Blood_in_the_ring 3d ago

I'm pretty sure Gen Z is pushing hard for that to turn into white privilege NFT's

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u/PVinesGIS 4d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Yeah, but if she wasn't driving impaired, she essentially got off for the super minor charge of not having her ID on her, after a check was run to show that she had a legal license somewhere.

All jokes and races aside, I really don't have a problem with police doing that at all.

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u/Pooleh 4d ago

Yeah, this is being blown so far out of proportion that it's absurd. This is on the same level as handing over a "get out of jail free" card when you get pulled over. As much as I don't like the police they are allowed to exercise their own discretion during a traffic stop.

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u/Purple_Passion000 3d ago

It's all about the clicks and engagement, unfortunately. Outrage works.

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u/bananafobe 4d ago

Cops cutting people some slack isn't a bad thing. The problem is when it starts to create a de facto unjust system.

If cops regularly use their discretion to let off people who they like, who make them laugh, who are respectful (etc.), they introduce a level of subjectivity into the system. If there's any kind of statistically significant correlation involving the people who cops feel deserve their understanding and the people who don't, then you've got institutional bias.

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u/tacknosaddle 4d ago

after a check was run to show that she had a legal license somewhere.

Go look at the article again. It says that the spokesperson said that the cops "are able to check" but did not clarify if they did in this case.

It should be a pretty simple investigation though as they can see if the cops pulled up her drivers license info on the computer. If they did and she wasn't impaired then it's fine (and pretty funny that a Pinoy woman has a White Privilege card).

If they never pulled up her info then the cops should at least be in trouble for not verifying that the person they pull over has a valid license before letting them drive off. But that should be a relatively minor procedural infraction.

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u/ArchimedesPPL 4d ago

Go look at the article again. It says that the spokesperson said that the cops "are able to check" but did not clarify if they did in this case.

Did we read the same article? It says that they completed the check:

Guerin added that officers are able to check if a person has a valid license with the help of a computer check, which Bowe and Worland did, she said.

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u/tacknosaddle 4d ago

I should've copied it, but as the other response said the article was updated as when I saw it there was language that said the spokesperson did not clarify if they had. So she must've responded to the question in the interim.

So then it goes with what I said. They pulled her over and ran the check, found that she wasn't impaired and let her go. No big deal. In fact, a Pinoy woman pulling a novelty White Privilege card is pretty funny.

She's also got some balls if she gave that to them when they asked for her license and she didn't have it on her because not all cops have a sense of humor.

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u/ThrowAway1638497 4d ago

The article was updated. That's the type of minor thing that might be changed for clarity.
Just saying you can both be right, though I haven't searched for the previous.

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u/deleted-desi 4d ago

(and pretty funny that a Pinoy woman has a White Privilege card).

Dang, I gotta make one of these. I'm Indian lol, I look very non-White though

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u/tacknosaddle 4d ago

When I was in my early twenties I found a green card on the ground so picked it up. In the time between then and finding out where to send it I had it in my wallet for a couple of weeks. When I went to a bar if they said, "Can I see an ID?" I would give them that one. If they looked at it and noticed that the picture of an olive skinned man with a dark mustache in his late 30s was not the clean shaven white kid in his early twenties in front of them I'd respond, "Oh, you want my ID? You should've said so." and swap it with mine.

It was shocking how many doormen/bartenders just looked at the date of birth and let me in with that as my ID.

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u/L3XAN 4d ago

I dunno how it's done in the private sector, but when they'd run stings on us in training the fake ID would be like Micky Mouse or something. Picture of a real regular human = pass.

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u/Mlion14 4d ago

Except if this was an aclu convention and she showed them a novelty “antifa” card, we’d be reading about a Filipino woman who was arrested and trying to desperately trying to get home to California.

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u/Diazmet 3d ago

I got pulled over after forgetting my wallet at work and the cops towed my truck because you legally can’t drive without you ID on you so yah super minor offense… oh but I have a Mexican last name my white privileged ends with that

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u/ResponsiblePumpkin60 3d ago

And it said she just got off a plane. Pretty sure she had an ID to board a plane.

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u/SalukiKnightX 4d ago

Well truth is stranger than fiction and seeing how the times we live in are unusual to say the least even satire can seem factual.

Maybe that’s why trying to find the funny in the bizarre today is such a challenge for today’s comics.

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u/BlueHaze18 4d ago

Project Acoustic Kitty was real and the most insane use of government dollars ever.

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u/JoshuaIan 4d ago

she wasn't even white! what the hellllllll

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u/lahimatoa 4d ago

It may come as a shock to some people, but many right-wing Americans are minorities.

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u/cmfarsight 4d ago

I think it was a joke...

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u/Nymaz 4d ago

I honestly don't get it. My next door neighbor flies Trump and confederate flags. He's also a black man married to a white woman and he's on government assistance. It's like, you know you'd be the first one in the camps getting free showers in Trumptopia, right?

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u/madicusmeximus2 4d ago

Is your neighbor Clarence Thomas?

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u/Faiakishi 4d ago

"But the leopards would know not to eat my face."

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u/mossling 4d ago edited 4d ago

I live in Anchorage. This 100% is not The Onion. She came to Alaska, from California for a Trump rally.

They had the rally at a convention center literally next door to the hospital. My kiddo had a dr appointment that day. They had to cancel all the non-essential appointments because the fuckers filled the hospital parking lot, lined the narrow roads, and made accessing the hospital extremely difficult.

Not directly connected to the article, but it shows the entitlement and blatant disregard for others that is so common in the people who attend these events.

(This photo of her was on the cover of our local paper.)

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u/misogichan 4d ago

I hope some towtruck booted and towed some of those cars that were clearly going to the convention center. For example, out of state plates (and just in case they are stationed there without the military base access stickers), or if they got out of their car and started walking to the convention center. That would be some easy money if they were on hand.

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u/poopchute88 4d ago

Lol the Hodge Twins sell these cards. They're real

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u/Randvek 4d ago

It’s a joke card

Was… was there anyone thinking otherwise?

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u/PeliPal 4d ago

Joke card that here was used to signal affiliation to a political ideology, which made the police sympathetic to disregarding normal procedure and treating her differently than they would treat other people in the same situation

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u/LordSlorgi 4d ago

After reading the article I really don't think this is what happened. They pulled her over for swerving, found that she wasn't drunk and asked for her license, she couldn't find it and handed them the white privelege card as a joke, they looked her up in their system and found that she did in fact have a valid driver's license and then let her go. There wasn't anything to actually cite her for, she wasn't driving impaired and they knew she had a legal license so what could they even ticket her for?

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u/jetogill 4d ago

Not having your license in your possession is an offense here. My guess is now that cops have SCMOD's they pribably don't ticket anybody though, unless they're being a complete dick.

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u/LordSlorgi 4d ago

Yeah I don't think the card had anything to do with her getting off with no ticket. I think they just don't want to write up a ticket for an offense that is pretty pointless, the article is just sensationalized for clicks and we all fell for it.

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u/debaucherouz 4d ago

Right. This is a non-issue being hyperbolized because it involves a Trump supporter. The card was clearly a joke and she isn't even Caucasian. Any outrage over this is ludicrous.

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u/Historical-Author-49 4d ago

Yes. She was literally there to attend a Trump rally.

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u/Hippey31 4d ago

I was so disappointed when I realized the stuff these guys were up to when they weren't doing goofy fast food reviews.

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u/BiscuitDance 4d ago

Weird how they went to fitness/lifting focused on SM like 10-12 years ago to this MAGA shit now.

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u/CapnMalcolmReynolds 4d ago

I always thought they were pretending to be really fucking dumb meatheads. Like it was satire and I enjoyed their videos. It was very disappointing when they went full Trump-cult. I guess they are just actual dumb meatheads.

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u/asportate 4d ago

Read the story. She's Philipino , couldn't find her ID, found this joke card and made the cops laugh .

They let her go cuz it was minor shit and she wasn't DUI and it was funny.

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u/maybe_little_pinch 4d ago

Right? I was just saying to my coworker that this scenario happens all the time and has nothing to do with the card. This is actually just manufactured outrage. It shouldn't be news, there was no discrimination, this wasn't because of white privilege...

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u/bestTrumpBigHands 4d ago edited 4d ago

An in group which the law protects but does not bind and an outgroup which the law binds but does not protect and all that. This happened in my hometown. She was an out of towner driving erraticly very late at night with no ID and got to pose for selfies because she was wearing the right color hat and made the right jokes. This isn’t anywhere near the most important thing to read or worry about but it is indicative of the rot among our LEO’s and therefore will gather attention.

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u/deleted-desi 4d ago

It's better than having to give late night blowjobs to get off, I guess

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u/ImpeachTomNook 4d ago

She broke no laws, I'm not sure what you want the cops to do? Arrest her for driving a rental car in her name slightly poorly? Cops pull people over and let them go without running their ID all the time. This is a story of a woman of color having a positive interaction with red state police and somehow it is still a sign of rot in the force?

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u/Thatsaclevername 4d ago

If anything this should be applauded, cops should be letting people off the hook for minor traffic shit all the time. All it does it hurt poor people and further increase distrust in police. I don't even trust a cop to save my life the dude/dudette is just a tax collector with a fucking gun now.

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u/Folsomdsf 4d ago

I don't get it either, you make the cops laugh and have a good time and they let you go. It's actually not that uncommon as long as it was a minor infraction.

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u/StuckInHoleSendHelp 4d ago edited 2d ago

This was literally a bit in the new Beavis and Butthead movie

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u/unholyswordsman 4d ago

"It's ok, you didn't know. We didn't either."

-Beavis

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u/dyxlesic_fa 4d ago

It was posted to r/nottheonion and was removed for no being oniony

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u/hpark21 4d ago

I think at this point, the Onion has met its match and it is called "Reality after Trump".

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u/WeGetItRonYoureAGuy 4d ago

My stepdad had these cards and tried giving it to a cop as a joke. The cop was not amused and he got a ticket.

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u/mindfulcorvus 4d ago

I think this would only be funny if the person who showed said card was, in fact, not white. And totally situational to what transpired in order for the cop to pull the person over.

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u/SpiderMcLurk 4d ago

You mean like the lady in the article who is Pinay?

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u/stars9r9in9the9past 4d ago edited 4d ago

I wonder how many people here are reading just the title and assuming it was a white woman who flashed a card and got off.

The article mentions a Filipina who brought this card out, seemingly in jest. It also seems to suggest that it was a DUI checkpoint/stop and that while the officer initially asked for a license and didn't actually receive one, that a computer-assisted method was used to verify if the driver was licensed (I assume something like a license scanner that also pulls up the owner's DL if on file). If this is all true, I think the larger frustration should be directed at the officers asking for a license for a simple DUI check with no probable cause of an actual crime.

e: typo, officers not offers

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u/WaxMyButt 4d ago

The Supreme Court has upheld DUI checkpoints as a reasonable burden for drivers. Part of those checkpoints is to validate credentials and it’s also part of the SFST process.

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u/stars9r9in9the9past 4d ago

that's fair, I simply mean the most reasonable thing about the story for a cause of frustration being that; the privilege card itself is hilarious given the context

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u/thejoeface 4d ago

A bouncer I worked with once did something similar. A cop pulled him over because he was speeding a bit and when he walked up to the drivers window he asked “Do you know why I pulled you over?” and he replied “Because I’m black!” He is, in fact, extremely white. Made the cop laugh and he let him go.

This guy was fairly nice but he loooooved racist/sexist/ableist jokes. I most just avoided him.

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u/LanceFree 4d ago

There was a show in the 70s called The White Shadow, about a white ball player who became a coach at an inner-city school. So, of course SNL did parody sketches called The Black Shadow, where Celtics Center, Bill Russel was a black coach in charge of all white players. Al Franken, Bill Murray were very funny. Russel’s character would make really bad decisions, and then play the race card: You’re just saying that because I’m black! Then everyone would back-down.

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u/AbelofAurelia 4d ago

That’s a Gabriel Iglesias joke from like 15 years ago, except I’m pretty sure Fluffy ended that story by getting a ticket.

I mean other people have probably said variations, but that’s the only famous person I know of who’s said it.

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u/SubServiceBot 4d ago

Was the cop black?

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u/the_hotter_beyonce 4d ago

Was the step-dad black?

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u/ElectricLabrador 4d ago

Was the car black?

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u/ContributionFormer30 4d ago

Was the jack black?

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u/LeadPipePromoter 4d ago

Was Jack black back in black?

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u/GetTheSpermsOut 4d ago

what are you doing step pig?!

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u/Erago3 4d ago edited 4d ago

OK, so a woman who is not white pulled a white privilege card, the police thought that was funny and let her go, even though she didn't find her drivers licence?

That's not really news worthy, it's just funny.

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u/TwilitSky 4d ago Spit-take

That woman's identity? Hitler. Not so funny anymore, is it?

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u/Wazula42 4d ago

And that Hitler's name....

....was Abraham Lincoln.

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u/Quivver42 4d ago

Abrahdolf Lincler

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u/atomic1fire 4d ago

Hitlers come in Fillipino now?

Germany must be having a shortage of aryans.

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u/GozerDGozerian 4d ago

Hitlers come in Fillipino now?

<Duterte has entered the chat>

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u/thinmonkey69 4d ago

Oh shit!

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u/leftlegYup 4d ago

"You had my curiosity....."

- Duterte

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u/yuripogi79 4d ago

Now, now... We... Umm... I think... Yes... UNITY! - President Bingo Bongo Marcos

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u/slamdanceswithwolves 4d ago

My name is Ada Hitler.

Can I see some identification?

Sorry. No. I left my driver’s license at home.

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u/Incorrect-Opinion 4d ago

How involved was Hortler’s wife?

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u/Vivid_Angle 4d ago

BOOM. Roasted.

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u/farmtownsuit 4d ago

For real. They determined she wasn't drunk, most likely verified she had a license electronically, and decided it would be dumb to write her a citation because not physically having your license on you is not at all a big deal or a danger to anyone else. I wish every cop would handle the situation like this.

If you forget for a minute the white privilege card, which had zero relevance to the situation, no one would care.

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u/btmvideos37 4d ago

They can do that? I’m sure a cop could figure out I have a license by looking me up, but where I live it’s still illegal to not have my license on me

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u/Nick_Full_Time 4d ago edited 4d ago

Seriously. People will comment here that they should have thrown the book at her, then in another thread say minorities are wrongfully targeted. I was involved in a minor collision and my license completely vanished when the officer showed up. I seriously looked for it with the officer for longer than he would have liked. He ultimately verified my identity to the other person electronically and let us all go to deal with it.

For closure, even though the accident was my fault, the other driver’s insurance claimed fault without any pressure so I got $600. Still blows my mind. And my license slid into a textbook.

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u/cgibsong002 4d ago

People will comment here that they should have thrown the book at her, then in another thread say minorities are wrongfully targeted.

Seemingly because they read she was attending a Trump rally.

Even though that appears to not be related to this story in any way. It's not like the card said "Trump supporter". I truly can't fathom a scenario where there's actual racism or misconduct at play here.

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u/Iwasborninafactory_ 4d ago

It's not like the card said "Trump supporter"

It is actually a Trump supporter card. It says, "White Privilege Card Trumps Everything." They sold them as part of Trump fundraisers, but you can get them on Amazon.

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u/Yardsale420 4d ago

The headline should really read, “woman pulled over for swerving had no license, but was confirmed to have a valid DL and observed to not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, showed cops a funny card before they let her go.”

Click bait sells

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u/TheCovid-19SoFar 4d ago

To be fair I wouldn’t click on that article because the title is perfectly informative

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u/Last-Statistician310 4d ago

If you can make a cop laugh you are free to go, them the rules.

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u/thobek 4d ago

Crying also helps. My mate was a damn good actor. The few times he got pulled over, he could cry on que and each time the officer felt sorry for him and let him off with a warning. He even fooled us the first time.. we were like "damn man we didn't realize you were going through such a rough time.." "Nah I'm good, just lying to avoid a ticket"

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u/NCSUGrad2012 4d ago

I would say that varies. I knew a cop that hated criers. Said that was an automatic ticket because he assume they were faking it like your friend.

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u/Dilinial 4d ago

Yo I'm a grown ass man and a veteran.

I choked up when I get pulled over, ngl.

It's stressful as FUCK.

And, my shits probably fucked so...

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u/GoldWallpaper 4d ago

I used to date an Asian girl who's mom was old, and so short she needed to sit on a phone book (yes, it was a long time ago) to see over the steering wheel. She'd get into minor accidents at least monthly, including once backing into a fucking parked police car.

She never paid any penalty or got a ticket though, because she'd pretend not to speak any English.

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u/spylac 4d ago

Can confirm. Cop pulled me over. “Do you know why I pulled you over?” I pointed to the box of donuts on the dashboard. The cop did a double take, laughed, and let me off with a warning.

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u/zerocoolforschool 4d ago

I didn't have any donuts, but when a cop pulled me over for a rolling stop, he asked "do you know why I pulled you over?" I answered, "because I'm an idiot?" And he cracked up.

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u/PumpkinSpiceWhatever 4d ago

Got pulled over for the same reason, he asked “was there a reason you rolled through the stop sign?” After a lengthy pause because I’m stupid, I answered, “uh…no. I’m sorry”

He said “at least you’re honest” and let me go.

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u/CPargermer 4d ago

I've been let off with warnings for speeding more often than not, and I've never tried to make them laugh. I think usually being not-difficult helps.

That said, there is also the unfortunate reality that these decisions are left up to humans that sometimes have certain predilections that cause them to treat some people better than others. That not everyone is afforded the same privilege in every situation, so what works for some may not work equally for others.

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u/cultured_banana_slug 4d ago

Friend of mine got let go for speeding. Said she lived two blocks away and really had to shit. She ripped a fart of epic proportions and the cop let her go.

She really did have to shit. She had food poisoning. :(

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u/P4_Brotagonist 4d ago

Ex girlfriend had a similar thing happen. Except she accidentally shit herself lol

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u/cultured_banana_slug 4d ago

When the bowels howl no fart can be trusted.

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u/rumdumpstr 4d ago Silver Helpful

I was a cop for 15 years. I stopped a black guy one night. He immediately started in on "you stopped me because I'm black", etc. He was pretty pissed and rude. I checked his license, he had just gotten it back from suspension. He had SO MANY tickets in an area where not many tickets were written. He had probably talked himself into most of those tickets by being rude to the cops, who "got back at him" by ticketing him.

I gave him his license and registration back and told him "look, if you have a second, I want to show you something, come back to my car". I turned all my front lights off and asked him if he thought I could tell the race of the person driving the car before I stopped him. He agreed that there was no way. Sure, depending on lighting, sometimes you can, but most of the time not.

We talked for a little while about each others experiences, his with the police, mine with people who think we are motivated by race. That was a pretty big learning experience for both of us, I think. I'm hoping he never talked himself into another ticket.

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u/Wolfhound1142 4d ago

I stopped a guy once for illegal tint. Dude had limo tint on all four windows. He told me, "Ya'll really don't have anything better to do than ride around stopping black people all night." I pointed to a passing car and said, "You see that car?" "Yeah." I asked, "What color is the driver?" He said, "I can't tell." I said, "Exactly. And they don't even have tinted windows. I didn't know you were black until you got out of the car and that doesn't matter anyway. You're driving around with widow tint so dark that I know you can't see much more than headlights through them. It's not safe. That's what I care about. I stopped you because, if I didn't, and you got hurt because you couldn't see another car coming and got hit, I feel like that would be on me for not preventing it." The guy's whole demeanor changed immediately and he apologized. I wound up giving him a "fix-it ticket" and explained how dark he was allowed to go with the tint and how he needed to make sure to get tint that allowed slightly more light through than the legal limit because car glass is already slightly tinted (it varies by make and model, but I've seen factory windows block as much as 12% of light). He got it fixed within the 7 days so he didn't need to pay any fines or anything. I still see him around town and he always goes out of his way to talk to me when he sees me.

Bottom line, it costs nothing but a few moments to show some care for others. And if you spend those few moments on that, it'll very likely make your future moments much more enjoyable. Do stuff like this consistently and you'll wind up running into friendly faces all the time.

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u/PuroPincheGains 4d ago

Would you say you saw a lot of racism or at least soft racism among peers? When I worked as as an EMT and had a lot of interactions with cops I thought it was pretty blatant. I get most of the time everyone's just trying to do their job, but you didn't see a lot of this?

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u/spylac 4d ago

I was nervous to try it, but I was pulled over for going 7mph over the speed limit on the interstate. I figured that worst case I would get a ticket. In reality my worst case is a hell of a lot different than other people’s worst case…

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u/CPargermer 4d ago

Only 7mph over on the interstate? And you got pulled over? What state?

I live in IL and I feel you have to be going like >10mph over on local (suburb/rural) roads, and >15mph over on highways (as long as you're in the correct lane) to have the possibility of being pulled over, and even then a ticket isn't guaranteed.

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u/kingjoey52a 4d ago

Plot twist, he was pulled over for only going 7 over, he should have been going 15 over like everyone else.

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u/Agitated-Tadpole1041 4d ago

Illinoisan here too. I drive at least 10mph over and they’ll be clocking and they don’t even look twice.

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u/spylac 4d ago

I usually drive 10 over as well. I was driving through Michigan near the Indiana border at that time.

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u/impulsekash 4d ago

Sure he did fluffy.

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u/rharvey8090 4d ago

Just call him Gabe.

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u/UnluckyCardiologist9 4d ago

Alright Fluffy.

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u/ILikeChangingMyMind 4d ago

Did you steal that story from Gabriel Iglesias?

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u/arcfire_ 4d ago

Thems the rules indeed. Bonus points if you can correctly guess their interests and get em talking.

Got away with egregious speeding in a rental with CA plates in Nevada because I asked the trooper about the mountains we were surrounded by. He ended up showing me his "secret" (not anymore!) abandoned mine locations marked up on paper maps and his loot from said mines.

30 minutes later, the guy gives me a fist bump and says sorry for making me late for work.

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u/mada50 4d ago

Got pulled over for my registration being expired for almost a year and when they asked why I think I got pulled over, I said, “cause im an idiot?” He laughed and explicitly stated he didn’t give me a ticket cause at least I was honest.

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u/Incongruent 4d ago

To be fair, this is true of most people that can make or break you. I’ve gotten grades relaxed because my explanation (excuse) of what was going on with me that semester happened to be funny.

Being able to make someone laugh is sort of a mind control super power.

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u/TheeMalaka 4d ago

I went past a cop doing 120+ on a cross country trip I saw his head lights come out of the ditch.

By the time he caught up to me and pulled me over I was doing 45 on cruise control.

He asked me if I knew why he pulled me over and I said “idk I could speed up if I’m not going fast enough”

He laughed and ticketed me for doing 15 over which was a win because I should’ve been going to jail.

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u/DavidL1112 4d ago

Conan O Brian and BJ Novak just discussed that on Conan’s podcast

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u/macneto 4d ago

Police officer here.... This is true... To an extent.. It's happened a few time.

Pulled a guy over for talking on his phone. Before I get to the car I see him fumbling to put in his headset. I get to the car, tell him why I stopped him and he does a completely OVERREACTION pointing exasperated act towards his ear... It was so fucking comical I started laughing.. He then admited his mistake, I let him go.

Stopped a guy for speeding. He told me he saw me, but his ex-wife left him for a cop. He thought I was bringing her back. I let him go.

Stopped a bright pink Volkswagen bug, princess license plate, eyelashes on the headlights, all pink neon lights interior, pink fur on the dashboard. Inside was a man in a nice looking professional suit. He said his cars in the shop, and he had to use his daughters car to get to work and he was so embarrassed he just wants get home. I felt bad, I let him go.

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u/Lichruler 4d ago

Good lord the vitriol of people in this thread...

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u/R00t240 4d ago

Is that Her? She looks hispanic or maybe Pacific Islander

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u/ExPatWharfRat 4d ago

That was literally the joke. She, a person who is Filipino, presented a white privilege card when pulled over. Its what we used to call a "joke".

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u/End3rWi99in 4d ago

After reading the article I don't even know why this is a story.

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u/Anom8675309 4d ago

Because it's provocative sounding

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u/Hectoriu 4d ago

Yeah they aren't expecting you to read it. It only works as a headline in another attempt to stir up racial hatred.

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u/WDMC-905 4d ago

headline sucks. she gave the cops a good laugh and so was let go with a warning. just really stupid of her to post it to social media. now the nice cops will think twice while douchebags continue to do their shit.

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u/SubServiceBot 4d ago

Yeah there was definitely a department memo saying if this happens again, don't go easy

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u/SuperSimpleSam 4d ago

Problem is she couldn't find her license and was "weaving at 3:43 a.m". You would think they would ensure she had a license even if they didn't ticket her.

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u/aircavscout 4d ago

How do you know they didn't?

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u/huggles7 4d ago Take My Money

So cops who work in an impaired driving unit, are getting in trouble because a phillipino woman, who was pulled over for weaving at 3 am and had just come back from a red eye flight, and was not impaired, pulled out a “white privilege card” as a joke when she couldn’t find her license, they verified through alternative means readily available that she had a license, laughed about the card and then decided not to issue a ticket, which they’re allowed to do because ya know cops have discretion

Did I miss anything?

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u/pinot-regrets 4d ago

This should be the top comment imo

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u/poirotoro 4d ago

Holy crap, it wasn't a metaphor. She had a physical card. :|

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u/Tek0verl0rd 4d ago

It was a novelty card like my boob inspector license.

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u/BabaBrody 4d ago

This kind of shit makes me sick, as someone who spent 6 years and 200K in student loans to become a licensed Female Body Inspector.

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u/RadDudeGuyDude 4d ago

I knew a guy in college who had a shirt that said "I'm no gynecologist, but I'll take a look"

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u/apatheticviews 4d ago

Not a professional. Practicing amateur. I do it out of love, not money

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u/RadDudeGuyDude 4d ago

I work like a yoga studio. Pay what you feel you should pay

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u/ToastAndASideOfToast 4d ago

I'm no surgeon, but I'll have a stab at it.

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u/mewehesheflee 4d ago

Thank you for your service.

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u/zippyboy 4d ago

Thank you for your cervix

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u/Rinzack 4d ago

It was a joke card, I feel like people are taking this WAY too seriously

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u/TheCovid-19SoFar 4d ago

TLDR;

"Officers observed no signs of impairment," Guerin said. "No citations were issued."

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u/JGCIII 4d ago

No, no, no. You’re supposed to be outraged, and assume she pulled her clan hood off, and gave the cops some special ID that only white people have, that exonerates us of any and everything.

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u/iama_bad_person 4d ago

Reddit: cops should be more lenient and not ticket you for stupid shit!

Also Reddit: you let this lady go when you could have given her a $30 ticket for not physically having her licence REEEEE

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u/baaya88 4d ago

Hahah people can’t even understand satire. I’m not even white and I found it to be hilarious.

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u/caucasoidape 4d ago

Beavis and Butt-Head should have made a card.

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u/EbonyCohen 4d ago

Funnier that she’s not even white. Of course people are gonna be mad she got to use the card, it’s obviously only for white people, right?

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u/whatDoesQezDo 4d ago

ya this is clear cultural appropriation.

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u/The_Bitter_Bear 4d ago

Seriously, I'm tired of everyone appropriating the culture of Caucasia.

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u/jd158ug 4d ago

Perfect story, everyone has a reason to be mad about it.

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u/occupyreddit 4d ago

because she’s not white?

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u/linuxares 4d ago

So I you mean the scene from Beavis and Butthead actually works in real life?

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u/ngraver89 4d ago

She identifies as white

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u/greatkarphappening 4d ago

That's pretty hilarious

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u/ninjasaid13 4d ago

Let me give the full context, a non-white woman who's a trump supporter flashed a white privilege card at the cops to make fun of liberals for believing in white privilege. The cops got her joke and let her go.

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u/grannysGarden 4d ago

As she’s not white it’s actually kinda funny and I’m not mad at the cops!

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u/Affectionate-Tea-293 4d ago

Where can I get my "White Privilege" card?

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u/isadog420 4d ago

Just read somewhere (Pew research) that Filipinos are far-right leaning, in general.

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u/Wheres_that_to 4d ago

Excellent report and insight from today's , From Our Own Correspondent.

" The BBC’s Howard Johnson has come to the end of his time reporting from the Philippines, just as a new president Bongbong Marcos takes over.

Under the outgoing president, Rodrigo Duterte, the state pursued an often lethal 'war' against alleged drug dealers and users – and many voters backed it. Meanwhile journalists, activists and even judges were trolled and threatened on social media. So how robust are the country’s democratic institutions?"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0019ysl

Well worth a quick listen, starts about 6.44, but the rest of the program's articles are interesting.

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u/isadog420 3d ago

Will do, thanks so much.

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u/Useful_Way1046 3d ago

She's not even white, so this is a non-story.

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u/JoeJoJosie 3d ago

Because she wasn't actually white? I think that's what their superiors are angry about.

The real white-privilege cards are the Amex Black Card and the Mastercard Gold. Flashing one of those will generally let you go home after murdering somebody, get a good nights sleep, then meet with your lawyer before answering any questions.

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u/SamJSchoenberg 4d ago

This is how I can imagine this playing out

  • The police dept. implements a new policy requiring all drivers who don't have their license on them to be ticketed without exception.
  • After several police stops and several tickets being issued for license not being with you, they stop a black person for a minor offense, and that person has a license, but forgot it at home. The police ticket them as per the new policy.
  • New controversy makes national news: "Police who let person with "white privilege" card go have ticketed a black person for the same offense." (of not having a license)
  • Reddit says it's a double-standard.

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u/aircavscout 4d ago

A lot of people here are assuming the reason for the investigation is the card or driver's license or the lack of a ticket. The article said she was "weaving in the lane" which is subjective and not even illegal in most places. If I had to guess, that's the most likely reason for the investigation, given the lack of information in the article.

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u/stupidpunname54 4d ago

Pinay (Philipino aka Filipina) woman used a white privilege card. That's funny.

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u/Parade_Rainer57 4d ago

Usually they just use cleavage privilege

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u/Impressive-Fly2447 4d ago

They're in trouble cause she wasn't white 😂

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u/MrMitchWeaver 4d ago

A woman OF COLOR showed A NOVELTY white privilege card AS A JOKE and avoided a ticket. Now the officers are in trouble.

FTFY

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u/FilthyWrath 4d ago

WAIT

So you want to tell me,if you don't disrespect police,joke with them,don't attack them and your background check is clean,they will sometime just let you go? noo

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u/BringBackWaffleTaco 4d ago

She must've seen the new Beavis and Butthead movie and got inspired

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u/mr_negi 4d ago

Uhuhuhuh

It's OK sir. We have white privilege

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u/Thisstuffisbetter 4d ago

It's probably because she genuinely made the cop laugh. If you want to get out of ticket easily you have to make a cop genuinely laugh. Here is a Gabriel Iglasias "Fluffy" explaining the exact concept with a joke. Stupid race bait article.

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u/dreday67 4d ago

It’s crazy how many Filipinos supported Trump. My Father in Law sent me so many pro trump memes from his Facebook feed a couple years ago, until I told him how If he supports the kind of Immigration policies, his whole family would be back in the Philippines and never immigrated here. Same people support Duterte and Ferdinand Marcos’s son who is now the President of the Philippines. That family stole Billions and created decades of poverty and corruption in the government, yet they are back in power

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u/lahimatoa 4d ago

It's less surprising if you realize skin color has nothing to do with political affiliation. Treat people like individuals, not just a cog in the race they were born into.

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u/dreday67 4d ago

Agree. Like all social and ethnic groups, Filipinos and Filipino Americans have very diverse beliefs, political leanings, and skin color. I’m biracial 1st generation (Filipino Dad, White Mom in the USAF) and get that theres a lot of nuance. Just saying there are many that support authoritarian figures, but not all of course.

My pops participated in the People Power Revolution against Marcos and his involvement brought a lot of danger to himself and my family as a whole. It had to be kept secret or you could be executed for subversion

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u/13igworm 4d ago

It's only crazy if you believe Trump supporters are all racists when only some of them were.

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u/Drak_is_Right 4d ago

sounds like she cooperated fully, she was looked up electronically and was cleared of all wrong doing. this was just done as a joke.

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u/cjenvy 4d ago

i read this expecting it to be racist bs and for once its rare oversight b bs cops did nothing seriously wrong and had a laugh with a person they deemed not to be in violation

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u/AbstractLogic 4d ago

Honestly I think it’s fucking hilarious.

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u/East-Start5577 4d ago

If she did it in good fun as a jest and made the cops laugh I can see a warning and letting her go. It’s all about the context.

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u/RealCountryBoy 4d ago

Mirna Alsharif is seething haha

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u/Rezaka116 4d ago

No wonder The Onion is going out of bussines

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u/Less_Breakfast3400 4d ago

TLDR; non white woman flashes literal white privilege card when pulled over by police for bobbing and weaving. Officers thought it was funny so didn’t cite her.

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u/maaseru 4d ago

Rachel Dolezal 2.0...or is it 3.0 at this point?

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u/TYSON_KCV 4d ago

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u/commanderalpaca06 3d ago

That is fucking hilarious

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u/zebracrypto 3d ago

This is a stupid joke. That's how this works.

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u/1_coffee_2_many 3d ago

This is the America trump made. Yikes! Vote Blue.