Friday, August 21, 2020

ASP Trooper Steven Payton pulls a staged pretextual stop on a black law student moving back for classes - Law School student is son of a retired Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge

Arkansas State Trooper Steven Payton

Russ Racop
August 21, 2020

Marion Humphrey, Jr. was moving back from law school in Fayetteville in a rented U-Haul to Little Rock to complete law school via on-line classes.

Near the 81 mile marker, ASP Trooper Steven Payton pulled Humphrey over on a manufactured pretext. 

Here are Humphrey's own words about what transpired:

This is a copy of the citation that was issued to Humphrey.

Humphrey also posted this:

Humphrey's father is retired Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Marion Humphrey. 

We have requested the audio/video recordings of the traffic stop and will post them upon receipt.

We asked the Troop J Captain and the State Police Director for comments. No responses at the time of publication.

Stay tuned for updates. 

***UPDATE - 08/21/20 2:30PM*** 

Apparently the ASP needs time to concoct a story:

***UPDATE - 08/21/20 3:30 PM***

Turns out that Trooper Payton is no stranger to stepping off into the shitstorm.

Back in  2011 when he was a cop in Dover, AR, he was involved in an excessive violence incident that resulted in a lawsuit and settlement that cost the city of Dover and other defendants $225K.

 For that story click here.

***UPDATE- 08/21/20 5:50 PM***  
The ASP finally provided a comment: 

Why the ASP hired this train wreck of a cop with all the baggage he had is a question the ASP will be asked to answer.

Wonder how much they will be out after they settle with Humphrey?


We obtained the video of the pretextual traffic stop.

It's  interesting to note that Trooper Payton drove at speeds exceeding 100 mph,  with no blue lights on, after seeing a black man driving a moving van.

Trooper Payton was overly concerned and suspicious that Humphrey appeared to be nervous about being pulled over for driving while black.


We suspect most all black men pulled over by cops for no apparent reason should be very fucking nervous. All too often, these pretextual stops end in the death of the driver or passenger.


We also found out that a couple of other law enforcement agencies were called in in anticipation of a big drug bust.

They tore up  Humphrey's possessions and the truck and found nothing.


We hope this example of corrupt law enforcement behavior results in legal action that causes proper training and vetting of the invividuals that have a liscense to kill.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Former Ethics Commission chairman and Morrilton City Attorney Paul Fred Dumas arrested and charged with 7 counts of delivery of controlled subtances

Paul Fred Dumas

Russ Racop
August 5, 2020

Paul Fred Dumas was arrested on July 10, 2020 and charges with 7 counts of delivery of a controlled substance and a confidential informant ("CI") working with the Morrilton Police Department made controlled buys.

The Prosecuting Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, Tom Tatum, also filed a complaint to seize assets of Dumas.

Back in 2012, Dumas was the chairman of the Arkansas Ethics and he was charged with domestic battery after beating his wife.

Notice how the city attorney at the time, Bart Virden, tried to whitesplain away the domestic violence. 

To make matters worse for Dumas, he wife filed for divorce in July.

 Stay tuned for updates.