Quantcast
Connect with us

Dallas police issued traffic tickets for not speaking English

Published

on

Police officers in Dallas, TX have issued at least 39 citations to drivers in the last three years for the non-existent infraction of not speaking English.

Police Chief David Kunkle has apologized publicly to the city’s Spanish-speaking community. “I was stunned that this would happen,” Kunkle stated. “In my world, you would never tell someone not to speak Spanish.”

ADVERTISEMENT

All pending citations will be dismissed, fines will be returned, and the offices involved will be investigated for dereliction of duty.

The practice came to light in early October when Officer Gary Bromley, a rookie cop undergoing training, stopped Ernestina Mondragon for making an improper U-turn and then ticketed her for not speaking English. The woman was so upset that her family wound up taking her to the emergency room.

“”I felt humiliated,” Mondragon told the Associated Press in Spanish. “I wanted to cry but I couldn’t. The anger wouldn’t let me.”

Mondragon’s daughter Brenda explained to WFAA-TV News, “At first I thought it was a joke. We moved from California two years ago, so I thought maybe it’s a law here.

ADVERTISEMENT

After Mondragon went to court to challenge the ticket, the police reviewed their records and found 38 similar tickets written by six different officers.

Dallas requires taxi drivers to be able to communicate in English, and a similar federal statute applies to commercial drivers, but there is no such requirement for private citizens. Chief Kunkle suggested that the misunderstanding might have arisen when the federal statute was mentioned in instructions for a new electronic citation system.

According to WFAA, “Brenda Mondragon said her mother is still learning English. She added that she believes Officer Bromley — who is still in training — clearly needs more of it. “

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Facebook

Robert De Niro said Alec Baldwin is so good at playing Donald Trump he wants to punch them both in the face

Published

on

Legendary actor and Donald Trump foe Robert De Niro waited patiently as roasters bashed him before they went after Alec Baldwin. De Niro was mocked mostly for his age. But it was De Niro who had the last laugh.

When it was his turn to bring the funny, De Niro asked simply, "what the f*ck am I doing here?"

"This is like that Moscow hotel room where a bunch of whores pissed all over Donald Trump," he recalled.

When it came time to bash Caitlyn Jenner, De Niro said that there was something off about her, but he couldn't "put his finger in it."

"Yes, you can!" she encouraged.

Continue Reading

Facebook

SNL’s Chris Redd calls Caitlyn Jenner ‘Auntie Tom’ for supporting Trump over trans community

Published

on

Genius comedian Chris Redd went after Caitlyn Jenner for her Republican support of President Donald Trump.

While Jenner admitted in 2018 that she'd made a mistake, she was a big part of those few LGBTQ willing to support Trump in 2016.

"Hey Caitlyn, you godd*mn hypocrite," Redd began. "You're like, against gay marriage, you voted for Trump, you're like the Auntie Tom of the trans community. I mean, OK, you did open the door for trans people but then you ran in and slammed that sh*t shut behind your flat ass."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

US ‘lies’ slammed after Mike Pompeo blames Iran for drone attacks without proof

Published

on

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations.

“It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of war alive in the region by repeatedly launching aggression against Yemen and committing different types of war crimes, and the Yemenis have also shown that they are standing up to war and aggression,” Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said in a statement.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image