A Texas woman is suing her local police department after she says she was arrested for no reason – and forced to listen to Rush Limbaugh.Really? I suspect she can't cite any examples.
In a lawsuit filed last week over the Oct. 4, 2010 incident, Bridgett Nickerson Boyd said her trouble began when she noticed her engine steaming and pulled over to the side of the highway, the Houston Chronicle reported. As she was pulling over, sheriff's deputy Mark Goad pulled behind her – and then arrested her for driving on the shoulder.
To make a bad day even worse, her heart began racing dangerously fast and she had to go to the hospital, according to the report. Goad followed her there – and then rearrested her once she was treated.
The final straw came when he then put her in the back of his car and cranked up the conservative talk show host – who was making "derogatory comments about black people" all the way to jail, Boyd charged.
"This woman doesn't know how lucky she is. What a great opportunity she had, forced to listen. Derogatory comments about black people? We don't make derogatory comments about black people. We make derogatory comments about liberals," he said, chuckling. "According to her Facebook page, Bridgett Nickerson Boyd's favorite TV shows are Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow. No surprise there. I don't know about Jerry Springer. He's not mentioned. Wouldn't doubt it, though."