Riding a motorcycle you are always in danger – especially when you are new to it.
Every cyclist understands that fact, but they’d never expect to be driving down the road to a surprise face full of mace! No one should ever be asked to expect that, especially when no crime was committed and the rider hadn’t been making an ass of themselves.
Well welcome to Fort Worth, Texas where the rules are made up and laws don’t matter! This video shows an unnamed officer pulling out a can of mace and spraying it at passing motorcyclists – presumably in an attempt to cause an accident though that information hasn’t been confirmed. Cpl. Tracey Knight, spokesperson for the department in question told Star-Telegram in an interview:
“The Fort Worth Police Department takes any complaint of officer misconduct very seriously and this incident will be investigated thoroughly. If anyone has information they are asked to please contact the police.”
Being a part of the police was never meant to be an open call for those looking to skirt around the confines of the law, they’re supposed to protect and serve the community! I understand doing something outlandish to do that at times, but this is nothing like that. This is someone that needs to be fired from their position or the precedent becomes, “but so-and-so got away with something, why can’t I?”