|A Texas Badge in Question's favorite Houstonian, Natalie Plummer|
Last month, a Houston woman, Natalie Plummer, was arrested for warning drivers about a speed trap. In other words, she became a victim of a Houston Police Barney Fife.
Since then, many Houstonians and others (including A Texas Badge in Question) are standing behind Natalie Plummer.
A group joined Natalie Plummer at a protest Saturday on West Dallas at Nash near downtown Houston.
Plummer says last month she was holding a sign at that intersection, warning drivers that a speed trap was just ahead. Of course, two Houston Police officers decided to get bent out of shape, accusing her of “obstruction of justice.” However, since the first “obstruction” thought wouldn’t fly, they arrested her for “obstructing traffic by walking on the street.”
Plummer says she was on the sidewalk and that the arrest was personal. She claims her First Amendment rights were violated.
After the story hit the news, Natalie Plummer’s story has gone viral -- with more than 7,000 comments on Yahoo as well as featured articles and coverage on AOL and The Drudge Report.
"I was standing up for all of them, because we're all citizens, we're all drivers," she said. "And pretty much the majority of us would like to know where there is a speed trap."
Plummer says she hopes the public support will lead to the charges being dropped, adding that she's working on filing a complaint against HPD.
Way to go, Natalie!