While I am very much aware of and certainly agree that racial profiling exists, I was disturbed to read the Dec. 14 news article “Legislator complains of racial profiling.”
The article made it clear that this was a routine traffic stop because State Rep. Cecil Brockman was not wearing a seat belt, thus endangering not only himself but other drivers. Furthermore, he did not have his registration available and then “referenced his job title as he expressed his frustration.”
Using one’s job title to get out of a ticket is in itself appalling.
In the same section of The N&O, it was refreshing to read the news article “Wake Forest teens join to buckle up.”
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What kind of example does Brockman set for these teens and his constituents?