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Tucson Man's Facebook Post About Traffic Stop Goes Viral

October 30, 2015  | 

A Tucson, AZ, man's Facebook post about a recent positive experience during a traffic stop is going viral, reports

Steven Hildreth Jr. says he was pulled over by the Tucson Police Department for a broken headlight. When the officer asked if he had any weapons, he told him he is a concealed carry permit holder and had a gun on his right hip.

Because his wallet was in his back-right pocket, the officer needed to disarm him to check his ID. After Hildreth cooperated, the officers let him go with a verbal warning and asked him to get his headlight fixed.

Hildreth wrote about his experience on Facebook:

"I'm a black man wearing a hoodie and strapped. According to certain social movements, I shouldn't be alive right now because the police are allegedly out to kill minorities. Maybe…just maybe…that notion is bunk. Maybe if you treat police officers with respect, they will do the same to you."

He closed his post with the hashtags #BlueLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter.

Comments (3)

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Tony @ 10/31/2015 7:49 AM

Interesting perspective from an obvious gentleman. And it took courage to make these statements in this politically correct anti-police atmosphere we're in these days. He is 100% correct. The best behavior to exhibit when stopped by a law enforcement officer is to "BE NICE." They will return the gesture. God bless us all.

S.S. @ 11/2/2015 8:24 AM

Show me respect, and I too will show you respect.

Fed Cop 1 @ 11/4/2015 6:33 AM

Anyone see this on NBC, CBS, MSNBC, or CNN? I thought not. (It was on Fox News)

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