abhorrent1: If you have nothing to hide -let them pat you down and be on your way.
Too Pretty For Prison: AverageAmericanGuy: The guy seems like an asshole. I'm not saying we should lock up assholes (god knows I'd be the first on the block to be taken away), but people should try not to be assholes, especially around cops.And chewing tobacco is a farking nasty habit. I've never met someone who used chewing tobacco that didn't need a beatdown.The guy is absolutely an asshole. BUT - he was just out walking in his neighborhood. That's not illegal or a reason to have his 4th Amendment Rights shiat on. The dipshiat cop was abusing his power (gee, go figure). A slap on the wrist to "write a paper" is complete horseshiat. About 3 weeks ago, I was in my front yard with my dog. A cop drove by, rolled down his window, chatted with me why I was out at 3:00 a.m. He explained there was a car break-in a few nights earlier (we don't have much crime), told me to have a good night and drove on. That's reasonable. If he had told me to empty my pockets I would be in an article on Fark too for being an asshole, just like this guy.
Dirtybird971: fredkleintukatz: Yet they had the right to search him and, if he would have just cooperated, he would have been on his merry way a few minutes later.http://definitions.uslegal.com/t/terry-stop/Um, first sentence: "A "Terry Stop" is a stop of a person by law enforcement officers based upon "reasonable suspicion" that a person may have been engaged in criminal activity..."What criminal activity did the cop 'reasonably suspect' he was engaged in??walking at night, breaking curfew, and eventually not obeying a policeman's direct order.
BarkingUnicorn: .2. Neither cop read the guy his Miranda rights after the arrest.
The Larch: Dirtybird971: According to the law, a law enforcement officer can stop and search someone who committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime.So the cops are psychic now?Reporters are lawyers now? That's not the criteria for a Terry Stop. The reporter just stuck that in their because he had a half hour to write a 500 word article, and he half remembered that maybe somebody told him something like that once. The editor left it in there because he's stuck in a dead-end job working as an editor for a dying newspaper in a shiathole town, and the bottle of vodka he keeps in his bottom drawer makes it easy not to think too hard about any of it.
clane: Oh goodness you hurl an insult then call anyone that disagrees with you a troll how original... see my profile for an explanation as to why you do that.
clane: and yall keep voting Democrat....
Too Pretty For Prison: Most police were obnoxious fat kids who were picked on.
AverageAmericanGuy: The guy seems like an asshole. I'm not saying we should lock up assholes (god knows I'd be the first on the block to be taken away), but people should try not to be assholes, especially around cops.And chewing tobacco is a farking nasty habit. I've never met someone who used chewing tobacco that didn't need a beatdown.
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