Aramis Ayala, Florida‘s first Black female state attorney, was pulled over by a pair of police officers last month in Orlando. The now-viral body camera clip of the cops trying to shake down one of the most powerful women in the state for garbage reasons has been making the rounds with many calling a flag on the play.
Ayala, who resides in Orlando, was driving on June 19 when the two white officers pulled her over and surrounded both sides of her vehicle. In the exchange, Ayala is agreeable and doesn’t offer conflict, even when one of the officers ask why does she have a state attorney sign on her license.
The plot thickened when Ayala inquired what the stop was over, to which the officer fumbled that her windows were too dark although he’s heard admitting he had no accurate way of measuring it. Further, they said that running her tags pulled up no information on the vehicle, another likely story.
Many on social media reacted to clip, saying that this was a classic case of “Driving While Black” and we can imagine those two cops are jockeying a desk and making coffee rounds for the whole precinct after this incredible gaffe. Let’s not pretend that Ayala is a bit of a thorn in the side to Republican Gov. Rick Scott due to her refusal to seek the death penalty in trying criminal cases, which has those Blue Lives Matters dillweeds hot on her trail.