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Little Girl Cries During Traffic Stop Because She Didn’t Want the Cop to Kill Her Dad

Frisco, TX — Earlier this month, Michael Harris was targeted for revenue collection during a traffic stop by Frisco Police Officer Michael Collins. During the traffic stop, Harris’ 7-year-old daughter woke up from a nap and lost it when she saw the officer. Why? Because cops kill innocent people.

While Collins was conducting the stop, Harris informed him that he was a concealed carry license holder.

“I asked if he wanted to take it but he told me that wasn’t necessary,” Harris told WFAA in an interview.

Philando Castile wasn’t so lucky during his traffic stop. When the innocent Castile informed officer Jeronimo Yanez that he was a lawful concealed carry license holder — he was murdered. 

Luckily for Harris, officer Collins wasn’t so trigger happy. Harris, who is also a black man, is a truck driver and father of two whose life could have ended that day had a different officer pulled him over.

When Harris’ daughter woke up to see her daddy interacting with a police officer, she started crying, rightfully fearful the officer would hurt her dad.

“She’s seen a lot of stories on the news and one time she asked me why black people and white people are killing each other, I didn’t know what to say,” Harris said.

During the stop, however, things took a different turn.

“I don’t want her to feel that way about police,” Harris said.

The officer and Harris then proceeded to calm the girl down. Collins gave 7-year-old Mikylie an inside tour of his police cruiser and her fears subsided.

“It meant a lot to see him take the time,” Harris said.

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In spite of the officer still writing Harris a ticket, the father of two took to Facebook to promote this unique situation showing a black man and police officers getting along.

“I don’t post on Facebook very much but I thought this was a good story for people to know,” Harris said.

While this story of unity is certainly heartening, it doesn’t change the reality of the situation. Harris was a victim of the state’s revenue collection system and his daughter had every reason in the world to be fearful.

While we certainly applaud the officer for not escalating the situation after finding out Harris had a weapon, and for comforting his daughter, the fact remains that other officers do not act in the same manner.

Harris’ police stop was a crap shoot. As the Free Thought Project reported last month, Philando Castile had been stopped a whopping 52 times before he was murdered. All of these ‘offenses’ were non-criminal, had no victim, and were used to extract thousands from this poor man.

According to the report, Castile was assessed at least $6,588 in fines and fees, although more than half of the total 86 violations were dismissed, court records show.

Castile, and so many others like him, are ticking time bombs waiting for the wrong officer to pull them over.

Until police curtail their practice of preying on the poor for revenue generation, all the kind-hearted gestures of calming children afraid of cops — are done in vain. And, the ticket that Harris still received proves it.

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  • Drogan

    Children, terrified of the police.

  • baruchzed

    Lucky this cop was in a good mood or it could have ended very badly.

  • Todd Pollock

    Actually according to Castile’s girlfriends own testimony Castile never said he had a concealed permit. She yelled it out after Castile said he had a gun and was reaching near it. Harris had no issue because he handled the stop as you should instead of being stupid and unsafe.

    • uncontainable_spirit

      lol. Any excuse to justify killing this man eh? I’m not surprised though.

    • Doc_O

      Yeah. The fault lies with the shot man. Dumb a$$

  • Jaalleman

    As another father of a 7 yr old girl with a similar demographic as Mr. Harris (possibly same age group too based on video), I am not sold on the wisdom of his actions. To be clear, I do not hate the police – i fear them.

    My concern – rather my theory is, for a minority kid, maybe a healthy fear of the police (as we know them today) is needed. Remember why we were always told not to feed wild animals (i’m not comparing anyone with wild a animal) lest they lose their fear of humans and end up getting killed?

    We don’t live in an ideal world and as parents its incumbent on us to be pragmatic when it comes to the safety of our kids. As for me, I teach my adorable 7 year old to stay clear of the police because they’re dangerous. I wish i didn’t have to but i’m compelled to be brutally honest when it comes to life and death issues and that is what the police have become for us black folk and increasingly others too.

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  • Beingv

    “Harris was respectful the entire time…” WTF?

  • Rambro

    Stop the nonsense of trying to make cops look good. We know that they are ex military neo nazis who desire ethic cleansing towards people of Color in the name of state and fed government