White Journalist STRAIGHT UP LIED about Police Stop [VIDEO]
A popular columnist recently committed a minor traffic offense. And then he thought he could “blow up” with the fake story about the police.
Bill Clark, writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune exaggerated his claims about a police stop. Why? Because that’s where the money is.
In a world filled with discord, it would be nice if we could count on the media to be responsible with the words they choose. But the die has been cast. And according to leftists, cops are bad. Cops kill black people, and now even white people must fear them.
As Bill Clark wrote:
I’m lucky I didn’t get shot. Sirens wailed and when I stopped, two officers were out of the sheriff’s vehicle. When I reached over to turn off the radio and then take my wallet out of my pocket to produce the driver’s license and insurance card, I realized my hands were not at the top of my steering wheel. Danger lurked and official arrogance was to follow.
I can fully understand how easy it is for police to make random stops. I have a rear bumper full of liberal bumper stickers and a dent. My car is old, with 425,000 miles, which probably makes me an aging hippie with a weed habit. So why not pull me over?
I’ve just come to appreciate even more the words of those minorities when they speak of harassment and police arrogance. I had a good dose of arrogance on this evening and, in my rear view mirror, the image of the second officer out of the car, his hands ready in case I made the wrong move. My life seemed to be in danger.
I fully understand how a person can lose their respect for law officers. When you are in the shoes of the minority, you learn a lot more about their journey.
Below is the actual footage.
See if you see what Clark describes?
I am refuting a June 30, 2017 column by Bill Clark of the Columbia Daily Tribune where he wrote that during a recent traffic stop near Grace Lane and St. Charles Road he was issued a summons for failing to signal a right turn and was in fear of being “shot” and subjected to “arrogance” by Boone County sheriff’s deputies.I also found it interesting that Mr. Clark suggested he was pulled over because his vehicle is older with “a rear bumper full of liberal bumper stickers” and that our deputies surmised he was “an aging hippie with a weed habit.” Mr. Clark, who is white and 84 years old, also stated he felt he was “in the shoes of the minority.” I am encouraging the news media and the citizens of Boone County to read Mr. Clark’s column through a link on the Sheriff’s Department website, https://www.boonecountymo.org/sheriff/clark-rebuttal.aspx, where they can also find the complete VIDEO (also posted below) of the June 20, 2017 traffic stop in question and my full response to his column.I would be happy to further discuss this matter and I can be reached at (573) 876-6119.- Sheriff Dwayne Carey
Posted by Boone County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
I chuckle at the Left’s cry for cop cams.
Anybody think leftists really want this level of scrutiny?
In this case, the dashboard camera and microphone were quite enough. Busted.
Sheriff Dwayne Carey heard about Clark’s column, and so he investigated. I’m sure the Sheriff wanted to make sure that his officers weren’t involved in such conduct.
After the investigation, the sheriff issued a statement published by Blue Lives Matter.
As the deputies begin to exit their vehicle to approach, the intersection light turns green and there goes Ol’ Clark cutting in front of the Ford truck. In the law enforcement world that is an indication that the driver is going to flee. This is the reason for the audible siren.
Ol’ Clark does pull over and initial contact is made. In his column he indicates, “I’m lucky I didn’t get shot”. There is never a weapon drawn, the deputies don’t take a position of cover, there are no loud verbal commands, no panic or anything else for that matter by the deputies.
Did you ever see a point where Ol’ Clark’s life was in danger (other than when he cut in front of the truck)? What about that good dose of arrogance he received from the deputy who addressed him as sir and thanked him numerous times? How was he in the shoes of minorities as an elderly white male? Was he saying minorities don’t follow traffic laws or was he saying they are argumentative when stopped by law enforcement? I don’t know, but Ol’ Clark was guilty of both.
This is why our team decided to create Bleeding Blue.
Bleeding Blue is a movie that tells the truth about law enforcement.
The movie challenges the leftist narrative without giving police a total pass. Our goal in making the documentary was to put the public in the head of police in multiple circumstances. Bleeding Blue “humanizes” a very difficult job, in ways most people never consider.
Without the truth, leftists like Bill Clark will spin their yarns. Clark doesn’t care if he gets people killed. He just wants to be the “Brian Williams” of the next cocktail party. By the time his story evolves, he ends up shot and spends 3 weeks in intensive care.
Thankfully, there was video.
I was curious as to how the Columbia Daily Tribune would handle this.
Here is what the editor wrote:
I’ve had several conversations with Sheriff Carey since Clark’s column first published. I decided to take no action until viewing the video myself on Wednesday, when it was released. On Thursday morning I met with Clark in person to discuss what had transpired.
Before we go any further there are a few facts you need to know. Bill Clark is an opinion columnist, not one of our news reporters. This means he writes from his own perspective and worldview, and doesn’t cover news stories.
Clark has been a columnist with the Tribune since 1956, and has published more than 2,600 columns in our paper since. He’s done much good over the years for Columbia and Boone County as a whole. His commitment to supporting diversity, youth athletics and social awareness has earned him widespread recognition. These facts certainly complicate matters, especially for me.
That said, I cannot defend Clark’s column or the facts as he presented them. In the video I saw two professional deputies performing their job by the book, and a somewhat confused and irritated motorist, unaware of what he had done to draw the attention of local law enforcement. It certainly wasn’t worth writing a scathing column about, and the Tribune should not have published it. For that I apologize to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and readers who feel they were misled by Clark’s column.
This man should have been fired.
How many other of Bill Clark’s articles were written out of spite?
And what does his support of “diversity, youth athletics” and such have to do with his lie about what happened during a traffic stop?
Clarks’ “perspective and worldview” are jaded. He took what was a routine event for many people, and he became vindictive. How about we recognize him for that. Because in his article, he revealed who he really is.