- In July, a woman stopped by police showed them a “white privilege card” instead of a license.
- Two Alaskan officers smiled and posed for a photo with her before letting her go.
- “I told them I support blue,” the woman, Mimi Israelah, said in a now-deleted Facebook post.
A woman who was stopped by police for weaving on the road narrowly escaped when she showed police a “white privilege card,” according to her social media posts.
Alaska police stopped the woman, who was in town last month for a rally for former President Donald Trump, and asked her to show her license and registration.
Instead of a license, the woman, Mimi Israelah, took out a “white privilege card.”
The video, retweeted to Twitter, shows her asking officers at the Anchorage Police Department if they liked her card.
“It’s funny,” one of them said, according to the video.
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Israel also wrote about it in an article now deleted post on Facebook.
“He asked for my driver’s license. I looked at my wallet and couldn’t find it,” she wrote in the original post. “I saw my Bai Youka, and I gave it to him. He smiled and called his partner.”
The Facebook post was accompanied by a selfie with an Anchorage officer.
“I told them I support blue,” she said in the post.
An Anchorage spokesman told Anchorage Daily News The two officers may have pulled her over, as walking through the lane could indicate that the driver was affected.
in a statement Shared with the media, APD chief Michael Cole spoke vaguely about police responsibilities and public interactions, but did not address the incident specifically.
According to the Daily News, two officers remain employed by APD.