YOUR TURN: State Police Says Smile

Air: Friday, June 26, 2015

This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Tara Tarleton. Tarleton's post on Facebook generated dozens of comments on the WAFB Facebook page this week as it went viral throughout the social media universe. We're sharing Tarleton's original post here with the photo she posted after being stopped by Louisiana State Police.

In her words: Ok so I was pulled over. I was in the wrong, and y'all know I had an attitude, LOL. I was asked to step to the back of the car to discuss why I was pulled over. After reluctantly walking to the back of my vehicle, the first thing the officer said to me was, "Smile!" His words instantly melted everything negative in me that my past, the media, and our society had poured into my spirit. We talked, we laughed, and took advantage of a perfect photo opp.

That's Tara Tarleton's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, visit us on Facebook or send an email to