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Old 02-16-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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Sheesh, there IS a mid-ground. Can't the police just take the kids into protective custody overnight? That's what they used to do where I lived up north as a teenager/college student. They'd bust a rowdy party, load the kids into cruisers and wagons, take 'em down to the local hoosegow and keep 'em overnight. Boys to the left, girls to the right. No arrests, no fingerprinting, so no records. Just let the kids cool their heels in a holding cell and sober up. The parents were notified. Some came down and got their kids, others would just roll over and go back to sleep and pick them up in the morning.
This is actually funny. The same person who is saying that surveillance cameras are an invasion of privacy is advocating the police taking people into custody without probable cause or being brought in front of a judge/magistrate to determine whether or not the detention is justified. If that's the way that things were done "up north," then your rights were being violated "up north."

Law enforcement has the right to take someone into custody if either a crime has been committed and there is probable cause for an arrest, or if someone is a danger to themselves or others as a result of either alcohol/drug impairment or a mental disease or defect. In the latter situation, the person must be transported to either a hospital or treatment facility for a hold up to 72 hours at the discretion of a medical professional. In the former situation, the person is obviously transported to jail. At jail they can either bond out or will go in front of a judge to determine whether or not probable cause for the arrest exists. Throwing people in jail without charges and then letting them out is something that is frowned upon to say the least.

There's nothing wrong with ejecting unruly patrons from the fair (or any other place). If a juvenile had permission from their guardian to go to the fair as an unaccompanied minor, they obviously have the ability to use a cell phone and call to get a ride. It's a different story if they're obviously drunk or high and can't take care of themselves. Then they can be taken into custody.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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This is actually funny. The same person who is saying that surveillance cameras are an invasion of privacy is advocating the police taking people into custody without probable cause or being brought in front of a judge/magistrate to determine whether or not the detention is justified.
Yep -nice pick up. Funny how some American citizens selectively follow/pick 'n choose the Constitutional rights to their own benefit.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:12 PM
 
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I grew up going to the Lee County fair in Ft. Myers. Even back in the 80 in small town Ft Myers the fair had a reputation of families during the day and teens at night. There were many scores settled at the fair. I don't really know why but Fairs are big playgrounds for rambunctious teens and raging hormones. As an adult I've rarely been.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:34 AM
 
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Last day to enjoy the Florida State Fair
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