T.J. Holmes Pulled Over in Atlanta, Tweets Incident

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  • Former CNN and new BET anchor T.J. Holmes was pulled over a mile away from his Atlanta home Monday morning and quickly took to Twitter to tell followers about the incident.

    Holmes tweeted a picture of a cop car in his side mirror with the caption "Driving while black ain't no joke."

    One of the officers who pulled him over was black.

    The 34-year-old said that one of the officers, though he did not specify which, had difficulty telling him why he was pulled over.

    "This is a damn shame. Officer is literally stumbling over his words trying to explain why he stopped me," Holmes tweeted.

    Holmes tweeted that the officer said he "wanted to make sure [Holmes] had insurance on the car."

    "I kid you not," Holmes added.

    "Still pissed beyond words right now," Holmes concluded. "But Lord knows I'm not the only this will happen to today."

    Holmes, who left CNN in December 2011, will launch his new show, "Don't Sleep!" on BET this October.

    "Don't Sleep!" will feature "smart, biting social commentary on significant issues important to African Americans" that "mainstream media tends to disregard,"says BET.

    Check out a report on the incident below:

     

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