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Suit: Detained woman forced to listen to Rush Limbaugh
Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/05/2011 | By MIKE TOLSON, HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Posted on 10/06/2011 7:15:15 AM PDT by redreno

Talk about your Monday from hell. Not only did Bridgett Nickerson Boyd's car break down on her way to work, but when she pulled over to the side of the freeway, a sheriff's deputy named Mark Goad pulled behind her, wrote her a ticket for driving on the shoulder, decided to arrest her, followed her to the hospital when her suddenly racing heart prompted a call to paramedics, then took her into custody again after she was treated by doctors and finally drove her to jail.

To make matters worse, Boyd claims in a lawsuit that the handcuffs were put on her wrists painfully tight and that she was forced to listen to conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh "make derogatory comments about black people" all the way to the jail. Boyd is African-American.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: badcopnodonut; deputy; rush; rushlimbaugh; texas
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1 posted on 10/06/2011 7:15:23 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Sounds like she needs de-sensitivity training.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 7:17:23 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: redreno

LOL oh the humanity


3 posted on 10/06/2011 7:17:26 AM PDT by Currentriverrat (People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, that's not allowed is it?)
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To: redreno

If she continues to play her cards right, she might wind up in the Arpaio jail where they pipe in Newt Gingrich’s history lessons!


4 posted on 10/06/2011 7:19:10 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.-1970's PSA)
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To: redreno

I haven’t listened to Rush in years. When did he start making derogatory remarks about black people?


5 posted on 10/06/2011 7:19:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: redreno

Uh-huh.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 7:20:07 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: redreno
Rush doesn't make derogatory comments about blacks. He sometimes repeats what others have said - about blacks, whites and everyone/thing else.

She's lucky the LEO wasn't listening to rap. Then she would've heard extremely "derogatory" comments about african americans.

7 posted on 10/06/2011 7:20:20 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He doesn’t.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 7:20:57 AM PDT by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t listen to a lot of Rush either, but from what I remember he might have been going off on a jag about race baiting rabble rousing poverty pimps like Jesse Jackson.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 7:21:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: redreno

Ah. The officer just upped and “decided” to arrest her, eh? For no good reason.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 7:21:53 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: redreno

Ask her exactly what did Rush say,and I’ll bet she will not be able to offer up any specifics.


11 posted on 10/06/2011 7:22:30 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: redreno

something tells me El Rushbo is gonna get ALL kinds of mileage out of this one...


12 posted on 10/06/2011 7:23:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: redreno
To make matters worse, Boyd claims in a lawsuit that the handcuffs were put on her wrists painfully tight and that she was forced to listen to conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh "make derogatory comments about black people" all the way to the jail. Boyd is African-American.

Stupid Mike Tolson and The Houston Comical. The REAL story here is what the hell was Rush Limbaugh doing in the police car!???

13 posted on 10/06/2011 7:23:37 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: redreno
Setting aside the inflammatory headline, the facts of the case make the officer look like a jerk:

You may be amused by the "indignity of being forced to listen to Rush", but this sheriff's deputy was way over the line. Officers have been fired for less than this.
14 posted on 10/06/2011 7:23:53 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: ilovesarah2012
When did he start making derogatory remarks about black people?

Why, since the left found it prudent to say so, silly.

15 posted on 10/06/2011 7:24:38 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Ramius

it was probably that white comedian Paul Shankling guy ;-)


16 posted on 10/06/2011 7:24:44 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: redreno
It could've been worse.
17 posted on 10/06/2011 7:24:44 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

That’s what I was wondering -

is “not pandering” the same as “making derogatory remarks”?


18 posted on 10/06/2011 7:25:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: justlurking
after her engine started smoking

There was the problem right there - smoking's bad for you.

19 posted on 10/06/2011 7:26:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Rush probably criticized Obama. That’s not the same thing as saying derogatory things about black people, but the professionally indignant are prone to overlook the difference.


20 posted on 10/06/2011 7:27:29 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: redreno

Typical worthless Liberal Demboslut lying “victim”...Wah wah wah!


21 posted on 10/06/2011 7:28:07 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: MrB
There was the problem right there - smoking's bad for you.

LOL. It was "second-hand" smoke.

But, like the billboard I saw last night: not everyone can avoid second-hand smoke, especially if it's coming from upwind. :-)

22 posted on 10/06/2011 7:29:26 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: DGHoodini

Boyd wants some of the county taxpayers’ stash.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 7:29:44 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: redreno; mickie
Her racist attack on Rush Limbaugh is easily disproved.

Check the tape of his program playing at same date and time as this alien creature was being driven to the slammer. Take note of any and all anti-black diatribes during this time period.

Then he should sue her.

Is she related to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Mars) perchance?

Leni

24 posted on 10/06/2011 7:31:17 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MrB; All
after her engine started smoking There was the problem right there - smoking's bad for you.

Oh worse...

She didn't have the SEIU install Photovoltaic Panels on her roof with a Gov't based kickback scheme intertwined in the financing and not driving a Volt to be powered by those Solar Cells....

Then her engine wouldn't have smoked and she wouldn't have been arrested ( sarc / off )...

25 posted on 10/06/2011 7:32:17 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Buckeye McFrog
something tells me El Rushbo is gonna get ALL kinds of mileage out of this one...

Yes. This is easily proven or disproven.

Her arrest is a matter of public record. Rush's staff can get the times that she was in the cruiser from the dispatch and cruiser video. The cruiser video may also have the Rush program on in the background. Pull transcripts from the times in question. She'll be forced to eat crow and this will also instantly disappear from the MSM radar.

26 posted on 10/06/2011 7:32:25 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: justlurking

Aside from the more humorous aspect of the story, that occurred to me as well.

What kind of cop arrests someone for their car breaking down on the highway? If that’s really the case, this officer was way out of line, and should face disciplinary action.

The magistrate who visited her while she was incarcerated indeed agree, and subsequently dismissed all charges.

Yes, “being forced to listen to Rush” is an amusing, if dubious complaint, but for me the real issue is the arresting officers behavior. As you point out, others have been fired for less than this. His behavior strikes me as utterly inappropriate (though I would need to his telling of the events to render a proper judgment). What kind of officer, in the USA no less, feels the need to arrest someone who had committed, at best, a petty infraction (driving on the shoulder)?

Yeah, I know, you or anyone else doesn’t need to respond to my rhetorical question. I read earlier today on FR that the cops in D.C. are jailing (that’s right: JAILING) people who have expired license tabs.

Things are getting out of hand.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 7:33:26 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: redreno
Reminds me of the joke where the guy is driving down the road when he sees a hitchhiker and picks him up. The hitchhiker gets into a car, pulls a gun on the guy and tells him to pull over. He pulls over, and the hitchhiker takes his wallet, forces him to take off all his clothes and then ties his wrists to his ankles before driving off.

The poor guy is hunched over on the road, wondering what he's going to do, when suddenly a police car pulls up and a big cop gets out.

"Gee, Officer, am I ever glad to see you!" the guy says, relieved. "You wouldn't believe what happened. I picked up a hitchhiker, and the guy pulls a gun on me, makes me take my clothes off, takes my wallet and my car, and leaves me here all tied up like this!"

At which the cop pulls down his zipper and declares, "Boy, this just ain't your day!"

28 posted on 10/06/2011 7:34:08 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: justlurking

does she have any priors that might have tipped the cop?


29 posted on 10/06/2011 7:35:19 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Never


30 posted on 10/06/2011 7:35:41 AM PDT by svcw (Those who are easily shocked... should be shocked more often. - Mae West)
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To: Texas Eagle
Ah. The officer just upped and “decided” to arrest her, eh? For no good reason.

I wondered about that. Was belligerence maybe a factor?

31 posted on 10/06/2011 7:35:45 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: redreno
Suit: Detained woman forced to listen to Rush Limbaugh

Oh the humanity...</sarcasm>

32 posted on 10/06/2011 7:37:43 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: justlurking

I think I’d be more worried about “secondhand burritos” coming from upwind.


33 posted on 10/06/2011 7:38:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: redreno

LOL! Had to listen to Rush...classic. Rush is gonna love this one!

But, really the deputy was a jerk. She broke down, and ends up being arrested for driving on the shoulder? What was his problem? What was she suppose to do, stay in the freeway lane and block traffic?! The charges were dismissed, as they should have been—She is gonna win this suit.


34 posted on 10/06/2011 7:39:24 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: justlurking

“but this sheriff’s deputy was way over the line. Officers have been fired for less than this.”

Personaly I would need more details before coming to that conclusion. Wouldnt this situation normally result in a ticket? What did she do to warrant an arrest? Not enough details for me.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 7:40:24 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: redreno
"Deputy Goad was aware that Boyd had not committed a crime and her arrest was without probable cause," according to the lawsuit filed in Houston. The magistrate who saw her while jailed apparently agreed and dismissed all charges.

I'm certainly not saying what the deputy did was right, but how much you want to bet she copped the "Entitled Black Women with a Chip on her Shoulder" attitude with him and he responded with some "respect my authoritah" attitude. Then the situation went downhill from there.

36 posted on 10/06/2011 7:40:32 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Dr. Sivana

LOL!


37 posted on 10/06/2011 7:40:45 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: redreno
The cop sounds like a jerk to me. A woman pulls her car off the road because of mechanical trouble, and he arrests her for driving on the shoulder? Instead of arresting her, he should have helped her.

And deputies should be told to turn off talk radio when they arrest suspects to avoid being called "race-siss" by the suspects and the press.

38 posted on 10/06/2011 7:41:02 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Jane Long

You nailed it.

I guess she doesn’t know that MR. Sneardly is black.


39 posted on 10/06/2011 7:42:30 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: Jane Long
Rush doesn't make derogatory comments about blacks.

Quite true. Rush's brand of heavily economic leaning conservative talk might not be to everyone's tastes, but I don't think he has a racist bone in his body.
40 posted on 10/06/2011 7:42:58 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: peteyd

Its easy enough to check the show transcripts from the date she was arrested. I hope they do because this smells like Crystal Mangum and Tawana Brawley.


41 posted on 10/06/2011 7:45:01 AM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Uh, trust me.............he didn’t.


42 posted on 10/06/2011 7:45:11 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: sphinx
professionally indignant

LOL, I gotta borrow that!

43 posted on 10/06/2011 7:47:05 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He was probably talking about getting a job. ;-)


44 posted on 10/06/2011 7:47:24 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: redreno
HEE HEE: this is so funny, I love it. Poor woman was getting a FREE education and she didn't even realize it.

I often work on my rental properties myself, and always have the radio tuned to RUSH, in walks a black or a YUT who I know would be a liberal, or I have a black repairman there, they have to listen. ROFL.

It's my radio, and my space.

45 posted on 10/06/2011 7:49:16 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: BitWielder1

I think if I broke down and got a ticket for driving on the shoulder, I would get pretty belligerant too! Some of these cops get badge heavy and forget who they work for.


46 posted on 10/06/2011 7:52:33 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: redreno
from FACEBOOK:


Bridgett Nickerson Boyd
47 posted on 10/06/2011 7:53:08 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Tainan

I am wiping off my screens...


48 posted on 10/06/2011 7:59:21 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: redreno

49 posted on 10/06/2011 8:00:04 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: windcliff

ping


50 posted on 10/06/2011 8:01:04 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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