recent road rage incident between two Lehigh County detectives and the son of Allentown's newest police chief. I've heard that District Attorney Jim Martin is feuding with the Chief, and actually ordered two detectives to tail the top cop's son. We've all also heard that these detectives were tailing this kid because he is black. Everyone agrees that the kid, who had his girlfriend and 1 year old son in the car, decided to pull out a Glock and may have pointed it at detectives. Here's what seems most likely to me.
These detectives were in a hurry because they were on their way to a bust. Since they're more important than anyone else in the world, they began tailgating the car in front of them, not realizing it was being driven by a corrections officer and the son of Allentown's police chief.
This kid doesn't like being tailgated, and begins slamming on the brakes. I'm sure most of us have been tailgaters or tailgatees at one time or another. We're all pretty much assholes when we're behind the wheel. This kid is no different. He's more important than anyone else in the world, too.
Losing interest in the drug bust, the detectives are now more focused on this driver who is challenging their manliness and right to rule the road. The kid wants to show these bastards who's boss and these detectives want to let this punk know they're cops and how dare he interfere with them.
The kid stops his car in the middle of the road, which is incredibly dumb. Then he shows off his big penis symbol, a Glock with 16 rounds.
At this point, the detectives forget about the drug bust. Time to teach someone a lesson. They have Glocks and badges, which are even bigger penis symbols.
Not only is this kid followed into the Lehigh Valley Mall, but an assortment of cops surround him with guns drawn during a tense situation in which innocent people could have been killed.
This incident had nothing to do with race. But it has a lot to say about us. When we get behind the wheel, we all become assholes. Even bottom-feeding bloggers. In this case, you can add testosterone and badges to the mix. All of them - both detectives and police chief's son - thought they.were better than everyone else.
There is no racial profiling here. But there is no crime, either. Just a testosterone overload on the part of all.
This kid is a probationary employee and that is why he lost his job. Hopefully, he gets it back when the more serious charges are dismissed.