October 8, 2014 3:30 pm -

[su_right_ad]Traffic stops and other interactions with police have been in the news a lot lately, and while they don’t always seem to play out equally for black citizens and white citizens, you’ll never guess what happened when a white cop stopped a white woman for not having her 5 year-old in a car seat. Spoiler alert: White people have better luck during traffic stops and at Walmart.

Michigan police officer Ben Hall pulled Alexis DeLorenzo over last Friday when another motorist reported seeing an “unsecured child” in the vehicle. Instead of giving her a ticket or calling Child Protective Services, Officer Hall went to Walmart with her, and bought her a new car seat. DeLorenzo said her old car seat had been in a car that was repossessed, and she couldn’t afford a new one.

Hall’s heroic deed made it all the way to CNN, which featured Hall’s story on New Day‘s “The Good Stuff” segment, along with a detail that everyone seems too willing to overlook…READ MORE


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

19 responses to Guess What Happened When White Cop Stopped White Woman For Allegedly Endangering Child

  1. R.J. Carter October 8th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Unless this same police officer has acted differently toward a black mother he pulled over in the same circumstances, you’re missing the mark.

  2. Tammy Minton Haley October 8th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    i live here!

    • Tammy Minton Haley October 8th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      no, seriously, ya’ll–i live in emmett township, battle creek, michigan! this is my cop shop! that’s the walmart i lose my liberal card in, every few weeks!

  3. rational_thinking_one October 8th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Let’s not spin a positive story into a negative race issue that overly generalizes every police in the US. Are you certain that this police has never done a good deed for a non-white? Or that there are not non-white police who have only done good for other non-whites? I agree that what happened in Ferguson was horrible; and all the other, recent police incidents, but can we dial back the race thing a bit here? Yeah, probably so. This story seems a bit “reaching.”

    • Rusty Shackleford October 8th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      “I agree that what happened in Ferguson was horrible”

      Was? It’s still going on, you know. The cops are still inflicting state-sponsored violence on nonviolent protestors, and Darren Wilson has still not been arrested or charged with anything.

      • bahlers October 8th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

        The indictment is still going on to my knowledge

        • Rusty Shackleford October 8th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

          To my knowledge, cops are still arresting protestors and ransoming them off as hostages. They’re also undergoing meetings telling them to prepare for complete lockdown and martial law, warning them of riots because they have no intention of charging Darren Wilson. Oh, and he’s still getting paid this whole time, by the way.

  4. Maxx44 October 8th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Accept a good deed for what it is. If you criticize the bad, why not praise the good?

    • m2old4bs October 8th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Praise the good? Sure, but why didn’t he follow the law and cited this person for child endangerment? He still could have bought her a car seat to help her out. It is the fact that he did not cite her, which his job requires him to do, that is the blemish on this “good deed.” And yes, that is the small “blessings” of White privilege. Wonder if Officer Ben Hall has ever helped out a non-White woman in need by not giving them a ticket, particularly when it involved the safety of a child?

      • bahlers October 8th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

        So all speeders must get a citation? You’ve never heard of a warning have you?

        • M D Reese October 8th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

          Yes. Some folks get a warning, some folks get a warning shot to the head.

      • Tammy Minton Haley October 8th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

        what good would it have done to give her a ticket to pay? her car was repo’d, the car seat was in the car–that’s the rest of the story…

        how do i know this?
        i live in emmett township, battle creek, michigan–right behind the cop shop, actually!

  5. rg9rts October 8th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    They aren’t all thugs …the thugs just get more press

  6. M D Reese October 8th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I’d like to think that he would have done it regardless of skin color.

  7. Dez October 8th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Just an example of white privilege where whites are assumed innocent until proven guilty while blacks are assumed guilty until proven innocent. Still it’s good for the cop and I hope he would do the same thing for a black woman.

    • whatthe46 October 8th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      “…I hope he would do the same thing for a black woman.” i wouldn’t hold my breath. she might want to take out the cell phone and start recording at the moment she’d been pulled over.

  8. R J October 8th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    ” To sever and protect the lives of white people”

  9. Spada October 8th, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    This should happen more, maybe?

  10. Denise October 12th, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    what does it say about law enforcement that this cop did what he is suppose to do: protect and serve, and somehow it’s news? if she were non white, she’d have been arrested, cps called, and the kids placed in the foster care system.