The Full Ryan Moats Police Incident Video

Friday, March 27, 2009

With nothing else really going on today, I decided to post the full video of the Ryan Moats hospital exchange with Dallas Police Officer, Robert Powell (no relation). Sure it's going to upset you, but I know some people were looking for it, so here it is in two parts (discussion after the clip)....




This whole thing is obviously terrible, and beyond maddening, but hopefully it sheds some light on some of the attitude that some people in authority roles carry. Obviously one bad apple spoils the bunch, and I can understand the officer's trepidation at first, but have some common sense and compassion, for christsakes.

The Full Ryan Moats Dashcam Video (Pro Football Talk)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 11:10 AM

17 Comments:

What a jerk.

twobigboobs said...
Mar 27, 2009, 11:39:00 AM  

Shrutebag was sticking up for the cop this morning. There's a shock...

Unholy_Diver said...
Mar 27, 2009, 11:47:00 AM  

This makes me sick...this guy should never work in public service ever again.

Wade Robertson said...
Mar 27, 2009, 11:52:00 AM  

Nobody fucks with Car RamRod.

GMoney said...
Mar 27, 2009, 12:09:00 PM  

Unholy, how does Cowheard defend this assclown? This is deplorable. Hopefully the cop is busted down to mall security.

walnuts said...
Mar 27, 2009, 12:19:00 PM  

@walnuts- his reasoning is so flawed that it almost defies description. Basically, it boils down to "racial profiling is OK."

If you remember, when Sean Taylor was killed, he initially put the majority of the blame on Taylor himself, without knowing any of the facts. He based his opinion all on hearsay.

Unholy_Diver said...
Mar 27, 2009, 12:55:00 PM  

the worst criminals wear the badge

Mar 27, 2009, 3:32:00 PM  

The worst part is that after the hospital official comes over and explains the situation the officer sits there doing nothing besides having a casual conversation.

Then he says, just stop and tell us the situation and we'll let you go, like he didn't do that 30 seconds after the lights went on.

And the cop is being disciplined (supposedly) but until they review his case he is on paid leave. He gets to sit on his ass all day and collect a paycheck from the tax payers.

What a punishment!

Bazooka Jones said...
Mar 27, 2009, 3:40:00 PM  

while he should've been pulled over for jumping the red light, the cop's attitude is completely deplorable...maybe i need to make it about race to get my ticket waived....sad story though...

questionmark said...
Mar 27, 2009, 3:49:00 PM  

bazooka, the first rule of being a cop is to protect your own, only in the most extraordinary and public cases do police officers face consequences for their actions. second one is to ruin as many black peoples lives as you can, which explains this video.

Mar 27, 2009, 3:50:00 PM  

I don't think this guy is an asshole, I just think he's an idiot. The whole time he never got it through his head the reasoning for running the red light. Why couldn't he just write the ticket while the guy was inside?

The Dream said...
Mar 27, 2009, 6:55:00 PM  

I guess breaking the law is okay if you have a good excuse now. You people are disgusting, and if any future historians is going to wonder why American society around this time deserved to be destroyed, this thread should be very enlightening.

Maynard said...
Mar 27, 2009, 9:39:00 PM  

And that future historians will also be wondering about when grammar went downhill.

Maynard said...
Mar 27, 2009, 9:40:00 PM  

Hey Maynard, Go back to watching Reno 911.

John said...
Mar 28, 2009, 2:08:00 AM  
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Christopher said...
Mar 29, 2009, 12:28:00 AM  
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Christopher said...
Mar 29, 2009, 12:29:00 AM  

This is ridiculous! So let me get this right, you don't have to obey the law if you believe you have a reason to break it? First of all, this guy is a football player, not God; he is not exempt from any laws. Second of all, I understand that his mother-in-law was dying, but that does not make it okay to drive the way that he did. He disobeyed traffic signals and signs. He could have killed himself, the other people in the car with him, and innocent bystanders. Would everyone have thought his actions were acceptable then? Lastly, that police officer has no clue who this guy is or what his intentions are. All he knows is that this guy is driving recklessly and endangering the lives of others. Everyone makes such a big deal about this because they think the cop was wrong. What about when officers save lives, why isn't there a huge media blitz about things like that. For example, this past week there was a shooter who was in a Carolina hospital. An officer entered the building, knowing an active shooter was inside, and killed the shooter before he could kill anyone else. I haven't heard anything about that. The shooter endangered lives, just like this NFL player endangered lives. Maybe if the shooter said he was mad because he couldn't see his dying mother-in-law, then his actions would have been acceptable. When a cop saves lives they are heroes, but when they inconvenience you as they try to protect the public and themselves, everyone thinks they should lose their job. Great job everyone.

Bleed Blue said...
Mar 31, 2009, 7:07:00 PM  

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