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Grandmother Who Was Forcefully Removed From Her Car During A Traffic Stop Feared For Her Life

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UPDATED: 2:13 p.m. EDT — The Georgia police officer accused of brutality against an elderly Black woman driver has quit after he was suspended, according to a new report. Alpharetta Police Officer James Legg was under investigation over the May 4 traffic stop that ended with him forcefully removing the 65-year-old grandmother from her SUV after she asked to speak with a supervisor, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Friday afternoon.  

Original story:

The offense of “driving while Black” recently took a turn for the worse when a 65-year-old grandmother accused of “failure to maintain lane” became the victim of police brutality during what should have been a routine traffic stop in Georgia.

Rose Campbell, who disagreed with the reason why she was pulled over on May 4, wouldn’t open her car door to sign the ticket she was issued because she said it would incriminate her for doing something she was innocent of. When she was ordered to get out of her car, she also refused.

That’s when Alpharetta Police Officer James Legg decided to take matters in his own hands, literally, by opening the door and forcefully trying to remove her from her SUV.

“All I felt was his whole body over me and I could feel the weight over me, grabbing at my belt,” Cambpell told local WSB-TV reporter Mike Petchenik.

When she again refused to get out, Legg told her she was being arrested for disorderly conduct and called for backup — for an elderly woman who was not being combative.

Eerily reminiscent of Sandra Bland‘s arrest, the entire episode was captured on dash cam video, which showed Legg yelling curses in the face of Cambpell, who, at that point, was screaming out of apparent fear for her life.

“Hey, you’re not in charge,” Legg yelled in response to Campbell’s demand to see a supervisor. “Shut the f–k up and get out of the car!”

There were at least three officers manhandling Campbell and trying to subdue the woman, who, again, is a 65-year-old grandmother.

“Am I in a movie?  Is this a movie? I couldn’t believe it. It was surreal. I didn’t expect that in America,” Cambpell said. “I was scared. I felt like I was ganged up on.”

Legg has since been suspended for his actions, which “do not represent who we are as an organization,” Alpharetta Police Chief John Robison said in video posted to Facebook video on Thursday.

Campbell’s violent encounter with police came on the heels of multiple recent instances of racial profiling that have led to questionable confrontations of Black people for doing what non-Black people typically don’t get bothered for doing.

Those “offenses” include – but certainly are not limited to – sitting in Starbucks without buying anything while waiting for an acquaintance; asking for plastic utensils at a Waffle House; a student napping in a common area in a building on a college campus; and just being in a shopping center parking lot.

Now, sadly, we can add driving while elderly to the growing list of things police don’t like Black people doing.

https://newsone.com/3798359/alpharetta-police-brutality-video-grandmother-traffic-stop/

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9 Responses to Grandmother Who Was Forcefully Removed From Her Car During A Traffic Stop Feared For Her Life

  1. Freeillinois says:

    Well good! No one should be treated the way that woman was treated.

  2. Enemy of the State says:

    Legg has since been suspended for his actions, which “do not represent who we are as an organization,” Alpharetta Police Chief John Robison said in video posted to Facebook video on Thursday

    Sorry John , it’s exactly who you all are as an organization, a organized criminal gang

    And just like the pedophiles in this country .. your day will come too

  3. Sunfire says:

    These gestapo thug terrorist thieves will do anything to collect their mammon, terrorizing the elderly is just one of many fringe benefits for them.

  4. Jolly Roger says:

    “….I couldn’t believe it. It was surreal. I didn’t expect that in America….”

    I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto.

    That’s right, baby…. America only exists on your TV set. Welcome to the world of communist dictatorship and unchecked police brutality. Buy guns for your sons, or suck it up.

  5. will E coyote. Super genius says:

    Why……..
    That asshole scared the hell outta that old woman……. Freaking communist…..

  6. Crazy Harry says:

    Azzhos like that should have that shit done to their families then see how fast they turn on themselves.

  7. BuelahMan says:

    I could add a thousand links to the bottom of that article that would turn the entire thing on its head.

    Dindus, usually, are doing.

  8. Consent_Revoked says:

    Greetings.
    “Hey, you’re not in charge,” Legg yelled in response to Campbell’s demand to see a supervisor.
    “Shut the f–k up and get out of the car!”…..
    his actions, which “do not represent who we are as an organization,” ……
    Yes……they……do.
    Tune in next week as we bring you yet another exciting episode of…..
    Government Gone Wild, starring law enbreakment crime gang.
    God save the Republic.

    • Consent_Revoked says:

      Check out the fashion trend sweeping the nation.
      Dark gang colors, to better sneak up on victims at night,
      and the bonus of 25 percent more intimidation factor.
      Wish that I had known of Psalm 91, the “soldier’s Psalm”,
      for Divine protection many years ago.
      Now claim and invoke Psalm 91 Divine protection when I travel.
      Would have saved me the trouble of being gang-oinked several times.
      The now extinct species of “peace officer” and I would never have met at all,
      paid me no mind, gone our separate ways,
      they would be spending their time and effort stopping real crime / torts.
      God save the Republic.

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