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Police Stop NFL Player From Seeing Dying Mother-In-Law at Hospital

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posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 05:42 PM

NFL Player Ryan Moats — a running back for the Houston Texans — sped his car toward Baylor Regional Medical Center of Plano. But when the Moats arrived at the emergency room parking lot, they were stopped by Dallas Texas Officer Robert Powell who stopped him from seeing his dying Mother-In-Law, because he ran a Red light

Wow I would be so pissed. I don't understand why the officer couldn't just handcuff him and escort him into the Hospitial?

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 06:08 PM
Not only that, the officer is caught on camera telling the guy he can "screw him over". Local news in DFW just reported the Dallas police department is getting 100+ calls per hour from as far away as Canada, with callers expressing outrage. Officer Powell is currently on administrative leave.

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 06:12 PM
Yeah, the whole insident was upwards of 20 minutes long I believe. Another officer tried to intervene because hospital staff came down and said the woman was coding, the cop just didn't care. He threatened him wit "screwing him over" as the previousl poster said, as well as throwing out about ten other charges he "could" bring the guy up on. The officer wasn't satisfied until the driver started saying "Yes officer, I understand, you're being kind" or something to that effect. I KNOW he ran a red light, but his MIL was dying for god's sake! Give hi a ticket and allow him to be at her side!

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 06:55 PM
Unbelievable! The cop could have followed the man inside to see if the story was true. then when he saw that the mother-in-law was dying, walk off and leave them alone! How many people go through a light and stop signs to a hospital for no good reason? (Being late to work doesn't count!)

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 07:16 PM
Unfortunately there is a kind of mentality we find out there that lives by the credo "rules are rules" Lets not forget the current lawsuit in the news where a 14 year old girl is being charged with possession of child pornography for having nude pictures of herself.

Unfortunately, these people tend to also enjoy the power that comes from wielding those rules and being able to subjugate others to the rule of law, no matter how irrational it is.

Anyone remember Kohlberg;s moral stages:

Stage 1. Obedience and Punishment Orientation. (might makes right)
Stage 2. Individualism and Exchange. (if it's good for me, it's okay)
Stage 3. Good Interpersonal Relationships. (make mommy and daddy proud of you)
Stage 4. Maintaining the Social Order. (if it weren't immoral, it wouldn't be illegal)
Stage 5. Social Contract and Individual Rights. (justice may not be served by following the law)
Stage 6: Universal Principles.

This seems to be a classic example of blindly following level four thinking.

posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 10:51 PM
This was not done for rules, this was done so this fool could show how much power he had.
And the government wonders why no one pays any mind to the police. Story after story about what is going on all over this country.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 08:45 AM
Well I guess this guy resigned this morning, which is good news because he was obviously an ego freak who liked to engineer his own drama for excitement. Did anyone catch the stuff he admitted to the other officer at the end of the tape.

7:11 into the tape, check this out:

Transcribed to the best of my humble ability:

Other officer: All the sudden I saw you come flying by and thought: “ah, we got a chase, I'm going to get involved in this..hahaha”.

Powell: Nah, we... We don't chase.

Other officer: We don't either.

Powell: Not for that.

Other officer: Yeah, we wouldn't either, but I was thinking it may be something better. Haha...

Powell: I've..I've chased once in three years.

Other Officer: Really.

Powell: It was actually in January. Yeah, it was kind'a like that. He didn't really... He didn't run, only doing 40, 45. Pulled into a dead-end, and I came out (something) the door, and he drove at me. Ya know. Worded it that I was in fear of being run over. Chase was on! Ya know. Went in, came out, ya know, went up Coyed into Richardson, then cut back into Dallas, and you know, just gave it up. I..I.. I had to drop out cause I was in a smooth car.

Other officer: Ah. (inadable)

Powell: But the other two, they were marked so they, you know, so they stayed

Other officer: Well (inadable), I got to get out of here so I can go eat. Haha! See ya man.

Powell: Ok, thanks.

I don't know which is scarier, that he admits this, or that the other officer laughs and acts like its no big deal. I normally stick up for Leo's because I know quite a few of them, but my opinion is starting to change as I am starting to see this same mentality show up more often even in the officers I know.

By stating that “(I) Worded it that I was in fear of being run over.”, he is admitting that he lied to instigate a chase. To him, apparently all fun and games, but to the guy who he was chasing it means the difference between fleeing a police officer and attempted homicide on a police officer. He also admits that the offender “He Didn't Really... He didn't run”. The Dallas Police Department need to pull that case, and investigate it as well. Apparently, this officer has a track record of at least one other such abuse, as well as arresting another NFL players wife for making an illegal U-Turn.

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