This is in reference to a traffic stop made on Catoctin Road on June 20. I think Sheriff Chuck Jenkins’ radio question of, “Who the hell does he think he is?” was highly inappropriate. (Jenkins was referring to Councilman Kai Hagen).

The councilman saw something he deemed suspicious and acted upon it. Remember, “if you see something, say something.” It is just as likely that the deputy could have been in danger, as well as the car driver. With Councilman Hagen stopping to question the circumstances of the stop, he was able to ascertain that neither the car passengers nor the deputy were at risk.

I think it was a courageous thing to do, especially in light of the systemic racism in our country today.

(13) comments

TrekMan

Ms. Mann - It is quite obvious you live in a fantasy land. Hagen's foolishness could have cost the deputy, the driver, and Hagen himself their lives. Aye Carrumba!!

Plumbum

His conduct was an impulse decision.

Dwasserba

It was impulsive. Was it thought out enough to be “courageous,” I dunno. Everyone has their own lens.

postalblues

So, whenever we see a traffic stop, as courageous citizens, we should stop and see how everybody is doing?

threecents

It is a great American story that will provoke a lot of thought. He was both foolish and courageous. I think Kai was right to apologize. In the end we have to let law enforcement do the job they were trained and entrusted by law to do.

jsklinelga

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gabrielshorn2013

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] Three!

marinick1

[beam][rolleyes][smile][beam]

Reader1954

no, Hagen was the raciest because he assumed a problem because the driver was black & officer white

TrekMan

Hear, hear!! 👍👍

Blueline

What was suspicious? Did Hagen think the driver had a gun & he was about to use it?

sevenstones1000

You are the reason he stopped, blueline. If you said you were a cop, it wouldn’t surprise me. Shame on you.

threecents

Seven[thumbup]

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