There was an old joke when I was growing up that the adults used to always refer to and that was, if you were a guy speeding in his car and you were stopped by a police officer, you were guaranteed to get a ticket. If you were a woman and stopped, the chances were slim that you would be getting a ticket. In high school, I got many speeding tickets. I had a lead foot that was as big as Hillary Clinton’s ego!
I did know quite a few of my classmates that were also racking up the points on their licenses. New York cops, especially the upstate ones, are infamous for spotting your expired registrations. They have this kind of third eye when it comes to that. But it did seem that many of the girls that I went to school with were quite often beneficiaries of the “catch and release” programs of New York cops.
Times have changed and while it may still happen, it certainly happens a lot less these days. In New York, a Democrat legislator, Jennifer Schwartz Berky, was stopped last May for a traffic violation, but when the officer tried to serve the ticket, the lawmaker had quite a way to show her dissatisfaction with the stop as she put on a show worthy of an Oscar!
The Political Insider:
Jennifer Schwarts Berky, a Democrat Ulster County N.Y. legislator, had a cringe-inducing run in with the police that should give her political opponent some hope.
Berky was pulled over by police for a minor offense – driving 43 miles-per-hour in a 30-mph zone while talking on her cell phone. The incident actually occurred back in May, but a 26-minute video from the police cruiser’s camera didn’t go public until last Tuesday at an Ulster Town Board meeting. After that, the video, which documents a meltdown of epic proportions, naturally made its way onto the internet.
Sad this is what our Officers deal with daily
NY Legislator Jennifer Schwartz Berky fakes PTSD panic attack to… https://t.co/VEKMoOnAEX
— ❤️ღ Mimi ღ❤️ (@PatriotCarole) October 29, 2017
Berky first tried to get out of the ticket by informing the officer that she “works for the county government,” and then shifted into victim mode after that.
“Please don’t give me a ticket, I’m broke,” Berky cried, adding, “I’m completely broke, and if you tell people, it’s going to hurt me. I’m totally broke. I made $20,000 last year. Please don’t give me a ticket.”
After the officer returns to his car to process Berky’s information, she leaves her car and fakes a panic attack, claiming to be suffering PTSD.
In response to the now-viral video, Berky issued an apology, stating, “The video released earlier this week of my Town of Ulster traffic stop captured a tough moment for me. Like so many working families, I too face tough times and stressful situations. As a professional, a public servant and a mother, I know my interaction with Police Officer Gary Short was unacceptable. I want to apologize to Officer Short and thank him for his patience and professionalism with me during a very difficult time. This has been a humbling experience for me. I hope to use it to grow and learn how to better represent the diverse working families who reside in the great the city of Kingston.”
Over the course of this traffic stop, you have to feel nothing but pity for this poor officer who must endure nearly 40 minutes of whining, double-speak, and conspiracy theories about how Berky doesn’t feel safe, doesn’t trust local law enforcement, and has PTSD. It’s outrageous and it’s a shame, because this is a woman who honestly thought that a career in politics was going to get her off the hook.
This is an issue that we see in the Democrat Party on a regular basis: the victimhood mentality that states that just because you feel like you’re being targeted, you have a right to question authority and a right to invoke your “privilege.” It’s really a travesty to watch this woman and her pathetic excuses for poor behavior and bad manners. This cop deserved better.
Source: The Political Insider