Did anyone get the license number of the turnip truck Sen. Val Stevens fell off of? Was she part of an unsecured load that shook loose when the truck was pulled over by a tribal police officer?
Let’s turn this whole police authority thing around for a reality check, shall we?
If a Snohomish County deputy pulls over a drunken driver off the reservation who happens to be Native American, what does he do? Let him go?
Obviously the answer is “no” and yet no one questions that! Otherwise, what’s next? Police officers can only stop drivers of the same ethnicity as themselves? What foolishness!
Any person who is trained, tested and deemed qualified to wear a badge and is willing to stand a line between the lawful and the lawless, deserves our support and cooperation.
As for Val Stevens, let’s get her back on that turnip truck and, with a multi-departmental escort, show her the way to the state line!