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(CBS Los Angeles 2)   Woman exceeds speaking time allotment at city council meeting, is promptly arrested (w/video)   ( divider line
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2012-10-29 12:09:10 PM  

sycraft: Without more info, can't say if it is reasonable or not. I mean while it might seem silly, some people will carry the fark on and just not yield the floor. I remember way back in high school we had to go to a city council meeting for my government class, I guess so we could learn government sucks because man was it boring. There was one old dude who apparently everyone knew which means he must come talk a lot. He rambled on for his allotted time, and then kept rambling. They had to threaten to have him hauled out before he finally went and sat down.

So if this was a situation of 3 minutes expired, she was still talking, and they arrested her, then ya fark those guys. However if this was a case of her time expired, they told her to stop, she kept going, they told her to stop or get arrested, she kept going, and then she got arrested, well it makes sense. If you don't put limits on shiat some people will just go on forever.

Given the propensity for old people to ramble, and for city government to be retarded, I can see it going either way.

I am willing to bet money that she was warned. I have no problem with giving problem speakers a little warning arrest that holds no real consequences... Besides a taser, this is about the only thing they can do to regain control.
2012-10-29 12:13:36 PM  

Bugsi: fiver5: It pleases me greatly that the liberal utopia of California stands as a model for what the rest of he country can stride to attain.

There are huge areas of California that are barking-mad conservative.

Those areas are known as the 98% of the State that isn't LA or the Bay Area.
2012-10-29 01:18:26 PM  
If subby ever had to sit through more than an hour of public commentary at a meeting like this, they would have used the hero tag.
2012-10-29 08:20:39 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Buffet: "I cannot get up without putting my hands down!"

What yhe Fark?

I think she means that she needs to use her hands to push and/or pull herself into an upright position. She's 60 years old so there's likely some arthritis involved.

As someone who is the same age there have been times when the arthritis in my left knee and right hip have been severe enough that it's been difficult to stand up without using my hands.

Thank you for the clarification dear.
2012-10-29 09:33:40 PM  
Connect microphone lead to timer. "You have three minutes. At three minutes your microphone will be disconnected in an automated fashion." Presidential debates, town councils, high school class exercises all rejoice.
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