A woman is facing misdemeanor charges after she refused to leave an island bank after being asked to put on a face mask, according to the Galveston Police Department.

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(23) comments

Gary Scoggin

Some people never pass up a chance to be a jerk. Ms. Wright appears to be one of those people. I think the officer was very professional.

Charles Douglas

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Bill Sterchi

Yep! She is from OREGON......and, on Private Property. If they ask you to "mask-up", it's probably a good idea to do it - or leave peaceably. Trying their case on the street instead of a courtroom.

Charlene Adams

She got what she deserved.

Bailey Jones


Charles Douglas

It gives evidence why police recruiting is getting tough in lots of places! Cudos to the Officer who made the arrest! Who would have thought a nice Old Lady like that would act up the way she did?

Bill Broussard

Wish it had been Mark Henry instead

Carlos Ponce

How very PROGRESSIVE of you, Bill.

John Lengyel


Bailey Jones

That would have been hilarious. There's still time, the pandemic isn't over.

Craig Mason

I wish it was Henry too. Lol

Ted Gillis

Oh, that would have been priceless Bill.

Doug Sivyer

Good, lock her difiant ass up

Ted Gillis

And the police officers could lead her downtown tethered behind a horse!

Doug Sivyer

Or at least tar and feather her

Michelle Aycoth

An elderly man in Galveston was sucker punched in the face during a Trump rally and put ICU and the criminal was not arrested but a woman without a mask is ?

Sounds like arrests in Galveston politically motivated.

Andy Aycoth

Gary Scoggin

Nice little bit of whataboutism there, Andy.

Michael Moriarty

"Earlier this week, Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale said he would rather his officers not be called about mask issues but that they would respond to such calls as needed."

Is this a suggestion that people resort to self-help? If that is the case, why would we pay for law enforcement?

Carlos Ponce

According to the FOX26 interview the officer was an off duty GPD officer in the role of a security guard for the bank.

Charles Douglas

To GPD Chief Hale,... an Old Pipefitter use to tell me something years ago when I did a good job for him, he said, this: "Charlie, that is a PRETTY PIECE OF WORK!"

I'd like to say the same thing about that GPD OFFICER who made the arrest on that lady in the bank: " THAT WAS A PRETTY PIECE OF WORK Officer!" Keep up the good work you were trained to do! We got your back!

Jack Cross

The police are put in bad position, but I wonder if she was a black 65 year old woman and was taken down and injured if all of you would be saying the things that are appearing on this thread.

Gary Scoggin

It wouldn’t change my opinion. Would it change yours? If you are trying to insinuate something, say it.

Bailey Jones

You raise an interesting point, Jack. I wonder how many defenders of this very privileged white woman would be defending her if she was black? I supported the cops when they walked the homeless guy down the street on a leash, and I support them in this case. I see at least one busy commenter here who supported the police in that previous situation, but not now. I wonder what the difference could be?

Here's some helpful advice for white people that I've been told will keep you from getting into trouble with the police:

1) Don't break the law.

2) Do what the police tell you to do.

I'm sure this sort of thing will stop if white people will just be more cooperative with the police and obey the law.

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