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Old 02-18-2015, 05:29 AM
 
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Originally Posted by ContrarianEcon View Post
If he takes my personal possession away from me I will arrest him for it.
More facts not in evidence.

He didn't "take his personal possession away".

THAT'S why he asked the man to voluntarily let him inspect it.

THEN when he refused, the asked the man to leave the parking lot. He refused to leave.

And LOL "YOU" are going to arrest an officer for anything. OK. Please make sure there's a video of THAT.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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He doesn't have to let the officer inspect his sweet tea, especially if he isn't breaking any laws. Have you ever heard of the fifth amendment?
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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I clearly disagree with the decision, Assistant District Attorney Charles Scott said. Its (a reflection of) whats going on in many parts of the country. If you arrest or attempt to arrest people, there appears to be great anti-police sentiment in certain quarters.

If the police would limit themselves to arresting people who are actually committing crimes, there wouldn't be anti-police sentiment!
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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I've been in a very similar situation before...
I was on my way home. I stopped and bought a pint of Bacardi Gold.
As I left the liquor store, I opened up a can of Perrier and was pulled over for failing to use my turning signal (really, it was just an excuse to pull me over.)
The cop asked me what I bought from there, and I showed her.
She asked me what I was drinking, and I showed her.
She asked me if I'd been drinking that night, and I admitted to a beer earlier.

BIG DEAL. Why do people make it so hard on themselves? Sure, I didn't HAVE to answer those questions, but why wouldn't I? Why couldn't this guy just let the cop inspect his drink? People DO routinely add liquor to canned drinks in liquor parking lots.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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As usual, I have to question what happened before the camera began to roll, thus putting the cop in a bad light.

Was the officer called to that location because the man was causing problems? Did this man have a restraining order against him? Was he not supposed to be on the store's property? Was he loitering...bothering customers? There's always more to any story that's "caught on tape".
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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They made a video of the whole thing to post on Youtube. Seems to me it was staged to make a point about Trayvon Martin. No matter, this apparently a neighborhood in Fayetteville that is clearly headed the wrong way.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbzUH90Sm0E


Of course the news doesn't show you this part. It doesn't fit their pre-determined narrative.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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He may have been trespassing, or in violation of a "no loitering" ordinance.

Regardless, his refusal to comply with the officer's directive may constitute a criminal offense, depending on how the laws are written in that state.
It's amazing how posts like this will follow up posts where it's pointed out that the judge threw out all the charges because the guy was doing nothing wrong.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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There was no POURING OUT requested in the articles that I read.

He asked to inspect it. He also asked the guy to leave the parking lot and he refused both requests.
The parking lot is private property and unless the owner requested it (the article also does not note any such thing) the officer has no standing to ask him to leave.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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They made a video of the whole thing to post on Youtube. Seems to me it was staged to make a point about Trayvon Martin. No matter, this apparently a neighborhood in Fayetteville that is clearly headed the wrong way.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbzUH90Sm0E


Of course the news doesn't show you this part. It doesn't fit their pre-determined narrative.
Okay, now THIS made me LMAO... Soooo effed up!!!
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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You don't have to comply with an unlawful order. Bonus points for being respectful about it.
Yes. You do.
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