VIDEO: The Dashcam Footage That Destroyed A University Professor’s Claims Of Racist Police Harassment

Dorothy Bland is the dean of the journalism school at the University of North Texas. She is also a thoroughly obnoxious liberal of the #BlackLivesMatter variety and, as it happens, a shameless attention whore.

So when Professor Bland was stopped by the police after she was walking in the street of a suburban Dallas golf community where she lived, and holding up traffic blissfully ignorant of the cars behind her, and given a polite suggestion to walk on the left side of the street so she could see cars coming, she decided to use that as an opportunity to go public with the accusation she was racially profiled and harassed because she is black.

In an op-ed at the Dallas Morning News, no less.

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I often walk about 3 miles near daybreak as part of my daily exercise. However, on Oct. 24, I delayed my walk until late morning as I waited for the rain to stop. I was dressed in a gray hooded “Boston” sweatshirt, black leggings, white socks, plus black-and-white Nike running shoes. Like most African-Americans, I am familiar with the phrase “driving while black,” but was I really being stopped for walking on the street in my own neighborhood?

Yes. In the words of Sal Ruibal, “Walking while black is a crime in many jurisdictions. May God have mercy on our nation.”

Knowing that the police officers are typically armed with guns and are a lot bigger than my 5 feet, 4 inches, I had no interest in my life’s story playing out like Trayvon Martin’s death. I stopped and asked the two officers if there was a problem; I don’t remember getting a decent answer before one of the officers asked me where I lived and for identification.

I remember saying something like, “Around the corner. This is my neighborhood, and I’m a taxpayer who pays a lot of taxes.” As for the I.D. question, how many Americans typically carry I.D. with them on their morning walk? Do you realize I bought the hoodie I was wearing after completing the Harvard University Institute for Management and Leadership in Education in 2014? Do you realize I have hosted gatherings for family, friends, faculty, staff and students in my home? Not once was a police officer called. To those officers, my education or property-owner status didn’t matter. One officer captured my address and date of birth.

I guess I was simply a brown face in an affluent neighborhood. I told the police I didn’t like to walk in the rain, and one of them told me, “My dog doesn’t like to walk in the rain.” Ouch!

I didn’t have my I.D., but I did have my iPhone, so I took a picture of the two police officers and the Texas license plate. One of the officers told me I should walk on the sidewalk or the other side of the street for safety’s sake.

Although I am not related to Sandra Bland, I thought about her, Freddie Gray and the dozens of others who have died while in police custody. For safety’s sake, I posted the photo of the officers on Facebook, and within hours, more than 100 Facebook friends spread the news from New York to California.

The problem for Professor Bland was that the police department in Corinth, Texas equips all its cars with dashboard cameras. And what the camera caught, in this case, doesn’t particularly burnish her story.

Corinth’s police chief Debra Walthall, who defended the officers, also pointed out the great value of the video of the incident.

After viewing the video, Chief Walthall told she was proud of the way her officers acted.

She added the pair would have probably faced an investigation if they video hadn’t surfaced.

‘When I saw the video, those officers were nothing but professional. [The incident] just didn’t lend itself to racial profiling.

‘If we didn’t have the video, these officers would have serious allegations against them. It would be their word against hers.’

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