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“So many people tell me that you guys treat people of color like s**t, and I always stood up for you.”

Photo Credit: Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico’s State Rep. Monica Youngblood tried to use her charm to persuade a police officer to waive her drunk driving offense.

Youngblood, 41, was arrested in Albuquerque on Sunday morning. A video shows Youngblood tearing up and begging the police officer not to arrest her. Youngblood told the officer she was a state legislator.

“I literally fight for you guys… I fight for you guys every time I get the chance,” Youngblood said in the video. “So many people tell me that you guys treat people of color like s**t, and I always stood up for you.”

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“I’m the one that runs the death penalty for people who try to kill cops and child murderers,” she said.

The police officer responded: “Well, I appreciate all that, but that doesn’t change anything.”

The Albuquerque Journal reported that in 2015, Youngblood co-sponsored a bill that supported harsher penalties to repeat drunk drivers.

Youngblood did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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