Another one of society's parasites has struck again (with dashcam video).
The Dallas Police Department confirmed Thursday that an officer drew a gun on NFL running back Ryan Moats and his wife after he stopped them [in the hospital parking lot] to give them a ticket even as they begged to hurry to the bedside of their dying mother.
"I can screw you over," the officer told Moats. "I'd rather not do that."
"Understand what I can do," Powell concluded. "I can tow your truck. I can charge you with fleeing. I can make your night very difficult." Difficult night? He's at the hospital because his mother-in-law is dying.
As Moats signed the ticket, Powell continued his lecture. "Attitude's everything," he said. "All you had to do is stop, tell me what was going on. More than likely, I would have let you go."
Officer Powell had been informed by Moats, Moats' wife, hospital security guards, and a nurse about "what was going on". Powell chose to exercise the power that the state has granted him to prey on the people without any regard for the situation or the use of discretion. This little man is a menace, a pest, society's unproductive growth.
Ryan Moats was the bigger and better man, and used more tact and courtesy than any man in his circumstances. Many of us reading this article would have let the rage get the best of us and Officer Powell would have turned from a despicable jerk into a murdering, despicable jerk.
UPDATE: The police parasite who stopped Ryan Moats last week has resigned. Given his limited skill set and level of intelligence, his next place of employment should logically be with the FBI or DEA.