- A woman arrested by police in July showed them a “white privilege card” instead of a license.
- The two Alaska officers laughed and posed for a selfie with her and let her go.
- “I told them I support blue,” the woman, Mimi Israelah, said in a now-deleted Facebook post.
A woman pulled over by police for street weaving got away with it when she showed them a “white privilege card,” according to her social media posts.
Police in Alaska stopped the woman, who was in town for a rally for former President Donald Trump last month, and asked her to produce her license and registration.
Instead of a permit, the woman, identified as Mimi Israelah, produced a “white privilege card.”
The video, which was retweeted, shows her asking Anchorage police officers if they liked her card.
“This is hilarious,” one of them said, according to the video.
—SAVE Anchorage (@SaveAnchorage) July 13, 2022
Israel also wrote about the incident in a now deleted post on Facebook.
“He asked for my driver’s license. I looked in my wallet but couldn’t find it,” she wrote in the original post. “When I saw my White Privilege card, I gave it to him if that’s okay. He laughed and called his partner.”
The Facebook post was accompanied by a selfie with one of the Anchorage officers.
“I told them I support blue,” he said in the post.
An Anchorage spokesman told the Anchorage Daily News that the two officers may have pulled her over because weaving in a lane can be indicative of a driver who is under the influence.
In a statement released to the media, APD Chief Michael Kerle spoke vaguely about police accountability and public interactions, but did not specifically address the incident.
Both officers are still employed by APD, the Daily News reported.