Thursday, July 25, 2019

"What Did I do?" Plenty.

Arrest reports provide more information about a Facebook video of a Mississippi Highway Patrol arrest near Starkville earlier this month.  Troopers arrested Robert Andre Morton on July 12 for speeding at 102 mph, resisting arrest, failure to provide drivers license on demand, disorderly conduct, and violation of the child restraint law. JJ obtained the reports through a public records request. 

The video shows Horton refusing to give his driver's license to a trooper.  Morton instead kept asking "What did I do?" as he resisted the trooper.  The standoff lasted for several minutes until another officer arrived.  The two troopers took him down to the ground and subdued him before placing him under arrest.  The incident took place on Highway 45 in Clay County. 

Horton's friends circulated a shorter video on Facebook that conveniently omitted the trooper telling Horton he was driving at 101 mph.  A Horton friend, Porsha Shields, provided color commentary while she videotaped the arrest.  Police arrested her as well.


TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

What did you NOT do right? Let us count the ways.

StarRider said...

§ 63-1-41 - Possession and display of license upon demand

Universal Citation: MS Code § 63-1-41 (2013)
Every licensee shall have the required license in his immediate possession at all times when operating a motor vehicle and shall display the same, upon demand of a justice court judge, a peace officer or license examiner or other authorized employee of the commissioner. However, no person charged with violating this section shall be convicted if he produces in court a license theretofore issued to him and valid at the time of his arrest.

Anonymous said...

Some men, you just can't reach.

Anonymous said...

This should be fun.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Shields mother must have had an omen about her in fast cars, even though she misspelled Porsche.

Anonymous said...

Ole Andre realized he was on camera so he tried to play the innocent victim as much as he could while baiting the officer to make a mistake. The officer was nervous and hesitant so the baiting didn't work. Both parties should be warned: Officers-Take charge. Suspects-Don't play games with police, you could get shot.

Louis LeFleur said...

Wow! This happened on Highway 45 (Alt) in Clay County? When I first saw the videos in the original post, between Andres and Porsha's behavior and the speed they were travelling, I just assumed this was on I-220 in Jackson. I guess it's not just urban areas (no, West Point does NOT count as urban) where this sort of stuff goes on. Silly me; live and learn. In retrospect, had the patrolman involved not been understandably drained of any sense of humor at the time, it would have been a perfect time to use a classic Waco Kid quote from Blazing Saddles: What's a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this?

Anonymous said...

Apparently, the first officer looks like he just got out of the academy and when the second one showed up well....experience was shown.
I am sure there will be more on this such as protests, marches on Hwy 45, etc. I would love to see up dates on posts like these.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't he being charged with child endangerment? 100 MPH and the child not buckled in (not like it would make a difference).

Anonymous said...

Make an example of this thug, MS won't tolerate lawlessness form pathetic punks.

Justice for Pig-MHPs said...

The driver should have produced a DL but that second officer had no right to use excessive force and assault him like that. I hope they get an attorney and file a civil rights complaint. FBI needs to look into this.

Anonymous said...

Combative thug with a loudmouthed passenger. The perfect recipe for everyone going to jail after a takedown rather than leaving with a pocket full of tickets.

Anonymous said...

@11:01 AM - You should apply to the ACLU. They need bleeding hearts on their staff.

Anonymous said...

11:01 pick you own battles. If you want to help contact the driver and give financial assistance for his lawsuit. It’s too easy to do what’s right. Don’t go out there and try that same shighity you’re gonna get your head busted and spend unnecessary money.
Even if the driver was a law abiding citizen, produce the freeking drivers license and keep you freeking mouth shut. Too easy, and go home alive.
I’m a 65 year old black retired
veteran whose had run in with troopers in my youth. Now some are my live long friends are troopers/ law enforcement.

We need to spreed what’s write and stop spreading the wrong message. The driver was wrong and the female videotaping an idiot/ dumbass!!!

Anonymous said...

11:01, please elaborate on your understanding of a detainee's Failure to Comply. At what point should the officers say, "oh well, he won't comply. I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on this."?

Anonymous said...

Some men you just can't reach. This is the way he wants, he gets it.

Anonymous said...

The child restraint law should be enforced way more often than it is. On almost a daily basis I see people driving with an unrestrained toddler (these people are mostly black). Yet I’ve never heard of them getting pulled over or getting a ticket for it.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:01 The activity just before officer #1 drew his taser, was the reason for the take-down. But, don't worry -- he'll find an attorney and file a complaint anyway.

Anonymous said...

Who on this blog believes this man has a valid drivers license?

Anonymous said...

Thank you MHP for making the highways safer by taking this nothing burger & his loud mouth bit"h off the street. I couldn't be a law officer. I have little patients & with that much non compliance would have tazed him in his pride & joy...

Anonymous said...

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

coffee and cornbread said...

ya'll are all missing he best part. he loud mouthed girl friend got some bracelets too. #stayinyourlane

Anonymous said...

@ 1:14pm

It is not just blacks, but whites and Latinos too. I see them all the time in my travels across the roads of this state. It is irritating too see people endanger children when all it takes is 20-30 seconds to secure a child.

Anonymous said...

11:01. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. It’s that simple.

Anonymous said...

This is unbelievable. Taze the mother fucker and be done with it rookie! End of story.

StarRider said...

Some people don't seem to get it...if you resist the police, they will escalate until they get the handcuffs on. It doesn't matter how much you ratchet up the resistance, they will always go one level higher. So in effect, if you're in a fight with the police, you are in a fight to the death, because they will kill you if you escalate to that level. Let the lawyers sort it out, if you're truly in the right you've got at least a chance in the courtroom. You got no chance on the side of the road, you can have the cuffs on standing, or you can ride in the ambulance with them on, take your pick.

Madison Rulz said...

The only defense that works better than "what did I do?" is "I only had a couple of drinks."

Anonymous said...

Definitely not just blacks. Check out the private school carpool lines in the metro Jackson area on any day - lots of unrestrained white kids hanging out windows. I realize those cars aren’t going 101 mph, but the law is the law.

Anonymous said...

6:08 is correct IMO. What was the officer’s reason for not tasing the low IQ dumb ass?

With the taser it should be really calm and easy.

Get on the ground.
Get on the ground.
Get on the ground.
One. Two. Three.
The low IQ dumb ass hits the ground and starts flopping like a fish.
The vid is posted on YouTube and the public gets a great laugh.

Even these low IQ dumb asses that are constantly being played by their leaders that keep getting re-elected, or like Kaepernick and Nike that keep getting richer, will sooner or later figure out that it’s just not a lot of fun being tased and laughed at on YouTube.

Law Enforcement should just make situations like this fun and entertaining.

If Law Enforcement wakes up and starts using these low IQ DA’s as a tool, remember, you heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

Man... those MHP reports are something else. I'm kinda actually shocked one was written.

Anonymous said...

So glad to read that her ignorant a$$ got arrested as well. SMH!!!! Idiots, just freaking comply! Oh and the trooper handled himself very professionally given the situation I might add.

Anonymous said...

Came to this page to see if I can get more info to formulate a new case study. The ignorance and hatred in this comment section will always fail to amaze me.

Because running over and grabbing someone by the throat and slamming them into their car without assessing the situation beforehand is top-notch police behavior. It’s in no way excessive force. That’s there’s no violations here per 42 USC section 1983. I could go on objectively pointing out violations, but what would I know about as a third-year law student (and the child of a policeman because apparently that matters).

I’m not saying only one side is at fault her. There are issues pertaining to this situation all around. That's in part why it’d make a good case study. Nevertheless, based on precedent, we should all be able to acknowledge that there were serious issues with how these officers conducted themselves. And police reports don't always tell the full story and frequently fail to mention any mishandlings done by the officer. I mean, who would want to snitch on themselves? I know no one here will agree with me as I can see the aforementioned hatred and ignorance exhibited above my comment. Anyways, go ahead and deride me for my opinion. I’ll wait here.

Anonymous said...

Just another dumb idiot. To the fella that said the second officer used excessive force. The dumbass who ain’t did nothing is lucky he didn’t get shot when he jerked away. I’d have smoked his ass. The cop showed restraint that the idiot offender wasn’t due. Go ahead and get mad, the rest of the world is sick of you bleeding heart types that think you’re above the law.

JohnDPotter said...

"Smoked him"? Ha. Sure you would have, keyboard warrior "Anonymous".

Anonymous said...

He also robbed a bank.

Anonymous said...

When the first video came out, it was just a short clip showing the takedown. Then the longer one came out, with all the chances the guy had to comply, but refused. The first trooper was communicating to the 2nd one what was going on. As he arrived. the 1st one put the taser away and reached to handcuff him again. He jerked away and the 2nd one saw it. THAT is the reason for the reaction.

I've read many comments on the video---from the short to the long one---and most black people agree he was asking for what he got, and could have gotten worse.

Btw, Carlos the Clown posted that he was "on it".

Unknown said...

James Scott's father is the Sheriff of Clay County (where the incident took place). James Scott is the officer that choke slammed Robert Morton.

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