The current political climate makes it highly remunerative to fall victim to phony acts of racism at the hands of the police. Unfortunately for Hyacinth Peccoo, dashcams can spoil the fun:
The Daily Record reports that on October 15 in Pequannock, NJ 50-year old Hyacinth Peccoo blew through a stop sign in full view of a police officer. The cop pulled her over about a block away in the driveway of a home she claimed was her place of employment. The officer gave her a ticket and left. It was a nothing event.
Peccoo however didn’t like getting a ticket so she stormed down to the Pequannock Police Department to file a complaint. Obviously she couldn’t just say she didn’t want to pay the fine so she came up with a far more fantastic story. After meeting with Detective Lt. Michael Fairweather from internal affairs, Peccoo unleashed a whopper.
First, she claimed that she hadn’t run the stop sign and that the officer made up the violation, planting the seeds of racial profiling. It gets worse from there. Peccoo says the officer yelled at her and then pulled out his gun and pointed in her face.
In her fictional account of things, she reported that she asked the officer if he was going to shoot her in broad daylight.
Peccoo wrote down all of these details in a report and signed it as fact.
That’s when they dropped the bomb on her that the entire incident had been recorded.
The video does indeed show Peccoo running the stop sign. It also shows a friendly officer issuing a ticket. At no point does he yell at Peccoo and never once does his gun come out of the holster. …
Making this all the more messed up is, the officer actually gave Peccoo a break. Instead of citing her for the moving violation with a bigger fine and points, he gives her a non-point ticket for not having the correct information on her license. He was doing her a solid and she repaid him by accusing him of violent and abusive behavior.
Given the hysterical witch hunt atmosphere, if not for the video the officer probably would have lost his job. He might even have been thrown in jail. We know who the media would believe — or rather, pretend to believe. From the liberal point of view, white cops are guilty in general, so whether a specific white cop is guilty in a specific incident is irrelevant anyway.
Too bad for Peccoo that she can’t milk the taxpayers for an extravagant settlement. But at least she made the Hate Hoax List.
On a tip from Dave F.