Marshawn Lynch’s Lawyer Says DUI Arrest May Have Been Racially Motivated
If you make a statement like this, you need to have some facts or evidence to back it up. It would be naive to say that racism doesn’t exists in traffic stops.
Driving while Black is still a reality, but on the flip side of that you can’t use that as an excuse if you legitimately are breaking the law.
Here is what Lynch’s lawyer had to say.
Lynch was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol in Oakland back in July and was arrested for drunk driving after officers say his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. In the police report, cops said they had noticed the Seattle Seahawks running back had been swerving all over the road.
But Lynch’s attorney, Ivan Golde, tells us “There may be an issue of police misconduct/racism based on the fact that you have two white cops [and] an African American defendant by himself.”
Golde believes the proof may rest in the fact that the incident was NOT captured on the CHP dash cam. Golde claims cops told him the recording device was “not functioning properly” during the arrest.
“There’s an inference, a possibility … it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to say that the police maybe turned it off,” Golde says.
If they turned off the camera that is a problem, but the police officers says these statements are false.
It could be the lawyer is just doing his job trying to get Lynch off by any means necessary or there could be something here. I will let you decide who you believe.