A few weeks ago Orlando police pulled over a car which turned out to be the car of Aramis Ayala, Florida’s first and only black elected state attorney.
Here’s how it went:
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I was impressed at how professional and cordial the officers were and their reasons for stopping the car were absolutely legitimate.
Ayala agrees the stop was lawful, but says this:
CNN – Ayala confirmed that she was pulled over on June 19 in Parramore after leaving Florida A&M University College of Law, where she had taught class that evening. While she agreed with police that the stop was lawful, she left no question that she intends to follow it up.
“To be clear, I violated no laws. The license plate, while confidential was and remains properly registered. The tint was in no way a violation of Florida law,” she said.
“Although the traffic stop appears to be consistent with Florida law (my) goal is to have a constructive and mutually respectful relationship between law enforcement and the community,” she said.
I look forward to sitting down to have an open dialogue with the Chief of Orlando Police Department regarding how this incident impacts that goal.”
Why is there a need for a follow up on this? Why is there a need for an ‘open dialogue’? The officers were just doing their job and I would expect if they ran across another car they didn’t recognize that had a plate that didn’t come back as registered, they might stop that car as well. And I’d be totally fine with it.
It sounds like Ayala might be trying to make something out of nothing here. She agrees that the stop was lawful, so what more is there to say?
As a side note, did you see the Ford truck the cops were driving? I’ve seen cops driving suburbans and such, but never a Ford F-150 like that. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for that now where I live.