Channel 5 reports on an incident in which state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, D-Roxbury, and two friends found themselves surrounded by seven cops because the car they were in was missing a front license plate. The story is based on Henriquez's Twitter feed, on which he posted the following yesterday:
If you are going to pull me over you should speak to me w/ the same respect you want & do it before you find out who I am.
I asked "why 4 cars & 7 officers for a traffic stop?" her response "what does it matter to you?" mine: well drugs & prostitution 2 blocks up.
Imagine what happens with teens in my hood!
I mean they should respect me as a man not because I hold elected office.
Oh, I'm going to talk to the bosses tomorrow, over donuts. my treat.
Today, he added:
Had a good talk w/ BPD about training and customer service.
The relationship between BPD & my community needs alot of work. both institutions need accountability to themselves and each other.