On Saturday nite, 6/28/14, AROUND 11PM, my son was pulled over by the Vilonia Police Department. The reason he was given for being pulled over was to check the darkness of his window tinting.
About FOUR YEARS AGO, ALSO AROUND 11PM, my daughter was also pulled over and given the same reason.
The use of LOGIC dictates that this behaviour has been going on for the last four years. It is likely that this has been happening for even longer.
How much common sense does it take to understand that NOBODY can judge whether window tint is too dark, FROM A DISTANCE, AT 11PM, IN THE DARK OF NIGHT.
In my opinion, by virtue of common sense, THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE PROBABLE CAUSE FOR A TRAFFIC STOP.
This behavior is obviously FISHING for reasons to cite or arrest people.
By pulling people over for this reason, the VPD is violating our constitutional rights.
PLEASE SHARE THIS AND LET THE VPD KNOW THAT THEY CANNOT JUST PULL PEOPLE OVER SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO. IF YOU OR ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO SIMILAR TREATMENT, PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE.
MESSAGE FOR Chief of Police BRAD MCNEW... I called you, four years ago, after my daughter was pulled over. I told you that this was not acceptable behaviour for a professional police department. I will now do anything in my ability to shine a light on this abuse of power. I WELCOME YOU TO RESPOND IN THIS OPEN FORUM.
READERS, PLEASE SHARE YOUR SIMILAR EXPERIENCES and help me shine a light on this abuse of power.