#BlueFriday: Bill says cops were real pros & professor owes them an apology!
This year I pledged to do something not only for the show but something that the audience can relate to and get behind. So every Friday is known as #BlueFriday. #BlueFriday is where we celebrate a NJ police officer who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help others.
This week's Blue Friday recipients are two members of the Princeton police force who stopped Imani Perry, a professor at Princeton University. The video shows officers Ptl. Michael Schubert and Ptl. Courtney Navas performing their duties well. Imani Perry, who had an outstanding warrant for two unpaid parking tickets, was arrested by the two officers during the traffic stop. While Perry's license and tickets were from Pennsylvania, there was an active warrant for Perry's arrest from Princeton's jurisdiction. Perry is claiming she was mistreated.
Ptl. Michael Schubert and Ptl. Courtney Navas couldn't have been nicer to Professor Perry, even offering to drop her off at work after they process the ticket. The officers were apologetic about the procedure of having to put the professor in handcuffs. This is not a racial issue. You can't blame the officers for doing their job. What you can do, is appreciate and congratulate the officers for doing their job to the best of their abilities. This is their procedure and Ptl. Michael Schubert and Ptl. Courtney Navas followed the procedures as they were supposed to.
You can listen to my rant about Professor Imani Perry and my salute to Blue Friday honorees, Ptl. Michael Schubert and Ptl. Courtney Navas in the YouTube clip above.
And here is dashcam footage from Perry's traffic stop: