(ConservativeInsider.org) – Politicians in our nation have a lot of power, and the words they say can sway thousands, if not millions, of people for better or worse. One Democrat used his political standing to accuse a Minnesota police department of racial profiling. After a thorough investigation, it turns out the Minnesota House Representative made false accusations and may not even live in the state he represents.
On Tuesday, July 6, Representative John Thompson gave a speech and told his listeners people are still being cited for “‘driving while black” in the state. He said it was “ridiculous” that he was “profiled” by a St. Paul police officer.
Understandably, St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell looked into the profiling accusation, but what he found didn’t match Thompson’s story. Reporter Andy Ngo shares more:
The Saint Paul police chief is asking Minnesota state Rep. John Thompson (@john_67a) for an apology after the lawmaker was revealed to have made up about a racial profiling incident. An investigation has also revealed that Thompson doesn't even live in MN. https://t.co/ywbBoRWOrZ
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 11, 2021
Thompson was pulled over because he was driving without front plates, which is illegal in Minnesota. After being pulled over, Thompson gave the officer a Wisconsin driver’s license. A search revealed his Minnesota license had been suspended in April 2019 after he failed to pay child support. Chief Axtell quickly took to Facebook to demand an apology from Thompson, highlighting that the stop “had absolutely nothing to do with the driver’s race.”
Additionally, many Minnesotans have questioned why their representative provided a Wisconsin license after telling the press he had lived in St. Paul for 18 years. Not only does Representative Thompson need to provide an apology to Chief Axtell, but it seems he may need to get his residency story straight as well.
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