Late last month, UFC star Jon Jones was pulled over in Albuquerque, NM by police and given several citations, one of which included drag racing. The incident with police caused Jones to violate the conditions of his probation stemming from a hit-and-run accident just a year prior. Last night, Jones posted a video on his Instagram page showing a local news story that claimed the officer in his case had several complaints of racial profiling filed against him.
This led the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion to claim that his incident was motivated by race. He went on to say that he studied criminal justice in college, at one point wanted to be in law enforcement and this incident almost ruined his trust in police.
Officer Brown all over the news in Albuquerque after reporters dig up how many times he has been in trouble for racial profiling in the past. Being a father of biracial children, I’m definitely not one to pull the race card. At the same time, I’m not necessarily surprised about this discovery after the run in I had with him. Having him stand there, look me in the eyes and start accusing me of several things him and I both know I didn’t do made me feel let down by the community, made me feel powerless, he made me feel like what was actually true had no power over him. Now it’s easier for me to understand why so many people hold resentment towards law enforcement. Officer brown almost single-handedly ruined my trust in law-enforcement. The sad thing about it is, I actually went to school for criminal justice, I wanted to be an officer myself. Fortunately I know better than to let one person ruin my views of a whole group. Just glad people are finally bringing light to who I was dealing with that night.