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(WTOP)   Remember that UVA student who had her car swarmed by cops because she bought some water, and in her panic she grazed a couple of cops as she fled but the charges were dropped? Yeah, that's a payday that was just too tempting to give up   (wtop.com) divider line 185
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2014-03-26 11:05:40 PM  
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2014-03-27 12:47:28 AM  
I hope she wins.

And finds out we're related.
 
2014-03-27 01:19:17 AM  
Panic?
 
2014-03-27 01:19:56 AM  
Not enough details in that article for me to make a call.
 
2014-03-27 01:20:38 AM  

Chrome Armadillo: Panic?


We're they at the disco?
 
2014-03-27 01:21:55 AM  
Done in one, hope she gets them fired.
 
2014-03-27 01:23:43 AM  
Wait, wait, wait. Instead of showing them bottled water she attempted to flee the scene and hit multiple cops? She should be grateful she wasn't shot to death by the officers for assault with a deadly weapon. Lucky batch should quit while she's ahead.
 
2014-03-27 01:25:47 AM  
Well, maybe if the cops would actually, you know, verify that some breach of the law has been committed before going full bore apeshiat and calling in reinforcements, things like this wouldn't happen, hmm?
 
2014-03-27 01:27:00 AM  
Meh. "Stupid is" and all that.

/waiting for her eventual followup thread
 
2014-03-27 01:27:47 AM  
The possibility of some overzealous Alcohol Enforcement jackholes learning a lesson about excessive response negates any *snowflake* or *hang all lawyers* knee-jerk reaction I might have to subby's troll-line.
 
2014-03-27 01:28:31 AM  
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4551099

It was plainclothes officers, and she left because there was nobody in uniform. She was confronted after buying cookie dough, and she ran off thinking she was going to be mugged by some random dudes. It wasn't until afterwards - when she was arrested for striking some officers - that she realized they were honestly, indeed, police instead of some kooks pretending to be police.
 
2014-03-27 01:32:13 AM  

anwserman: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4551099

It was plainclothes officers, and she left because there was nobody in uniform. She was confronted after buying cookie dough, and she ran off thinking she was going to be mugged by some random dudes. It wasn't until afterwards - when she was arrested for striking some officers - that she realized they were honestly, indeed, police instead of some kooks pretending to be police.


This. I'm pretty sure cops are trained on how to talk to members of the public, both in and out of uniform. If they neglected to act appropriately, it's not her fault.
 
2014-03-27 01:35:14 AM  
Something is wrong with the way police officers are being trained these days.

There used to be a time when a police officer was a friendly neighbor. When police recruits were sent to tough and demanding training facilities where they learned about the law, honor, and duty. And occasionally they'd blow off some steam with crazy hijinks.

They'd take a group of misfits and whip them into shape who work well as a team that is able to maximize their efficacy by using their differences as strengths. From the natural leader to the tough guy to the ex-gangster, they are turned into an effective team that never lost touch with the people they strive to protect.
 
2014-03-27 01:35:36 AM  
Why do you need alcoholic beverage control officers?

Don't you fine the living shiat out of companies that sell to minors?
 
2014-03-27 01:39:09 AM  
A University of Virginia student is seeking $40 million from the state and seven Alcoholic Beverage Control agents who arrested her believing she had illegally purchased beer when she had bought bottled water.

what? ABC can arrest people in Virginia?

You'd think if they thought they witnessed her buying beer illegally, they would go after the person who sold it to her, rather than go after her.

But who knows? It's just another "news" story with no details, and is barely a few sentences long.
 
2014-03-27 01:40:27 AM  

spamdog: Why do you need alcoholic beverage control officers?

Don't you fine the living shiat out of companies that sell to minors?


Cops love people who operate booze stores because they can pick up good intel from them, so you don't wanna hassle the retail workers. And god forbid that the corporations should be fined. No, best to harass the civilian customers.
 
2014-03-27 01:41:07 AM  

spamdog: Why do you need alcoholic beverage control officers?

Don't you fine the living shiat out of companies that sell to minors?


I agree, but then  who would fine the living shiat out of companies that sell to minors?
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2014-03-27 01:44:31 AM  
Subby's a douche.

They falsely arrested her and infringed on her rights.

I hooe she DOES get paid. That's what they get for being over-zealous bastards.
 
2014-03-27 01:44:43 AM  

Huggermugger: Cops love people who operate booze stores because they can pick up good intel from them, so you don't wanna hassle the retail workers. And god forbid that the corporations should be fined. No, best to harass the civilian customers.


you're either ignorant of what the ABC is, or you're just stupid.

which is it?
 
2014-03-27 01:44:52 AM  

Huggermugger: spamdog: Why do you need alcoholic beverage control officers?

Don't you fine the living shiat out of companies that sell to minors?

Cops love people who operate booze stores because they can pick up good intel from them, so you don't wanna hassle the retail workers. And god forbid that the corporations should be fined. No, best to harass the civilian customers.


Cops are civilians, too.
/Stop buying and spreading their bullshiat.
 
2014-03-27 01:45:06 AM  

UndeadPoetsSociety: Well, maybe if the cops would actually, you know, verify that some breach of the law has been committed before going full bore apeshiat and calling in reinforcements, things like this wouldn't happen, hmm?


This.
 
2014-03-27 01:48:15 AM  

thecactusman17: Wait, wait, wait. Instead of showing them bottled water she attempted to flee the scene and hit multiple cops? She should be grateful she wasn't shot to death by the officers for assault with a deadly weapon. Lucky batch should quit while she's ahead.


No uniforms, unreasonable behavior, she thought she was dealing with bad guys.  I do agree she's lucky she wasn't shot but I find her conduct reasonable.  I also find a lawsuit reasonable but not $40 million.
 
2014-03-27 01:48:44 AM  

log_jammin: A University of Virginia student is seeking $40 million from the state and seven Alcoholic Beverage Control agents who arrested her believing she had illegally purchased beer when she had bought bottled water.

what? ABC can arrest people in Virginia?

You'd think if they thought they witnessed her buying beer illegally, they would go after the person who sold it to her, rather than go after her.

But who knows? It's just another "news" story with no details, and is barely a few sentences long.


She was jostled by a bunch of plain-clothes officers after buying supplies for a sorority fund raiser, including bottled water and cookie dough. Her actions were legal despite the seven officers who mistook otherwise.

The original article was posted on fark a while ago.
 
2014-03-27 01:52:38 AM  

anwserman: She was jostled by a bunch of plain-clothes officers after buying supplies for a sorority fund raiser, including bottled water and cookie dough. Her actions were legal despite the seven officers who mistook otherwise.

The original article was posted on fark a while ago.


I gathered those things through the comments. That still doesn't make this "article" worth a shiat.
 
2014-03-27 01:58:13 AM  
$40 million?  For what?   They could have put her in jail for 25 years wrongly and she wouldn't get that much.  What did she do?  Spend 4 hours in the pokey?
 
2014-03-27 01:59:13 AM  

log_jammin: Huggermugger: Cops love people who operate booze stores because they can pick up good intel from them, so you don't wanna hassle the retail workers. And god forbid that the corporations should be fined. No, best to harass the civilian customers.

you're either ignorant of what the ABC is, or you're just stupid.

which is it?


Are you white-knighting for the boys in blue tonight?
 
2014-03-27 02:00:30 AM  

Loren: thecactusman17: Wait, wait, wait. Instead of showing them bottled water she attempted to flee the scene and hit multiple cops? She should be grateful she wasn't shot to death by the officers for assault with a deadly weapon. Lucky batch should quit while she's ahead.

No uniforms, unreasonable behavior, she thought she was dealing with bad guys.  I do agree she's lucky she wasn't shot but I find her conduct reasonable.  I also find a lawsuit reasonable but not $40 million.


That's just a leverage point for the eventual out of court settlement, nobody actually thinks this is a 40 mil case.
 
2014-03-27 02:02:46 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Something is wrong with the way police officers are being trained these days.

There used to be a time when a police officer was a friendly neighbor. When police recruits were sent to tough and demanding training facilities where they learned about the law, honor, and duty. And occasionally they'd blow off some steam with crazy hijinks.

They'd take a group of misfits and whip them into shape who work well as a team that is able to maximize their efficacy by using their differences as strengths. From the natural leader to the tough guy to the ex-gangster, they are turned into an effective team that never lost touch with the people they strive to protect.


I think you've watched "Police Academy" too many times.
 
2014-03-27 02:08:44 AM  

Huggermugger: Are you white-knighting for the boys in blue tonight?


answer my question first.
 
2014-03-27 02:10:45 AM  
They were wearing riot gear for fark's sake.
 
2014-03-27 02:12:31 AM  
or something...
 
2014-03-27 02:12:56 AM  

log_jammin: Huggermugger: Are you white-knighting for the boys in blue tonight?

answer my question first.


Go fark yourself.
 
2014-03-27 02:13:11 AM  
Next time sic the UVA lacrosse team on her.
 
2014-03-27 02:14:48 AM  

Huggermugger: log_jammin: Huggermugger: Are you white-knighting for the boys in blue tonight?

answer my question first.

Go fark yourself.


ok. I'm going with stupid.

and to answer your question, no, I am not white knighting for the ABC. from the little bit of info I have to go on, it sounds like they farked up.

have a great day!
 
2014-03-27 02:21:30 AM  
 
2014-03-27 02:23:30 AM  

One Thousand: AverageAmericanGuy: Something is wrong with the way police officers are being trained these days.

There used to be a time when a police officer was a friendly neighbor. When police recruits were sent to tough and demanding training facilities where they learned about the law, honor, and duty. And occasionally they'd blow off some steam with crazy hijinks.

They'd take a group of misfits and whip them into shape who work well as a team that is able to maximize their efficacy by using their differences as strengths. From the natural leader to the tough guy to the ex-gangster, they are turned into an effective team that never lost touch with the people they strive to protect.

I think you've watched "Police Academy" too many times.


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2014-03-27 02:35:30 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Something is wrong with the way police officers are being trained these days.

There used to be a time when a police officer was a friendly neighbor. When police recruits were sent to tough and demanding training facilities where they learned about the law, honor, and duty. And occasionally they'd blow off some steam with crazy hijinks.

They'd take a group of misfits and whip them into shape who work well as a team that is able to maximize their efficacy by using their differences as strengths. From the natural leader to the tough guy to the ex-gangster, they are turned into an effective team that never lost touch with the people they strive to protect.


www.thefutureorganization.com
 
2014-03-27 02:54:44 AM  
Yeah! She should win 700 gajillion quadrillion dollars!

The only justice would be to sue the responsible parties directly. Yeah, I know. This public lust for cash is sad. It's mob mentality. And the people hurt most are the ones who deserve it least.

But, really, how can you put a price on suffering? 800 gadillion zillion?
 
2014-03-27 02:57:12 AM  
I can see a farker doing it too.  But only because the police insulted him/her by suggesting the supermarket has better alcohol than a wine & spirits store.
 
2014-03-27 03:08:02 AM  
While they screwed up bad here... 40 Million?  Yeah.  I want her to lose now.  There needs to be disciplinary action, asking for 40 M (even if likely on the advice of some greedy lawyer), I would like her to win court fees plus two dollars if she keeps asking for that.
 
2014-03-27 03:22:37 AM  
So if the felony charges were dismissed and expunged from her  record, why are they being tossed out for public consumption?

Just wondering.
 
2014-03-27 03:28:56 AM  
I hate it when they give a very sparse recounting of the original story in an update article.

FTFA the story skips the small details of how she went from buying water and getting confronted by officers to grazing police in an automobile.
 
2014-03-27 03:45:14 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: There used to be a time when a police officer was a friendly neighbor. When police recruits were sent to tough and demanding training facilities where they learned about the law, honor, and duty. And occasionally they'd blow off some steam with crazy hijinks.They'd take a group of misfits and whip them into shape who work well as a team that is able to maximize their efficacy by using their differences as strengths. From the natural leader to the tough guy to the ex-gangster, they are turned into an effective team that never lost touch with the people they strive to protect.


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2014-03-27 03:46:49 AM  

The One True TheDavid: I hope she wins.

And finds out we're related.


But then you have to spend the night in her creepy mansion to collect your inheritance.
 
2014-03-27 03:53:28 AM  

thecactusman17: Wait, wait, wait. Instead of showing them bottled water she attempted to flee the scene and hit multiple cops? She should be grateful she wasn't shot to death by the officers for assault with a deadly weapon. Lucky batch should quit while she's ahead.


This.  Driving away from the cops is rarely appropriate, and trying to run OVER the cops pretty unambiguously makes her the party in the wrong here, unless they failed to identify as police or something.
 
2014-03-27 03:54:19 AM  
I'm guessing if she wins she won't get nearly that much, but seriously what a stupid overreaction from a bunch of needledicked thugs who had no business ever being given authority. Any organization employing them should suffer for being so incompetent while having authority over the general public.
 
2014-03-27 03:54:23 AM  

Alien Robot: AverageAmericanGuy: There used to be a time when a police officer was a friendly neighbor. When police recruits were sent to tough and demanding training facilities where they learned about the law, honor, and duty. And occasionally they'd blow off some steam with crazy hijinks.They'd take a group of misfits and whip them into shape who work well as a team that is able to maximize their efficacy by using their differences as strengths. From the natural leader to the tough guy to the ex-gangster, they are turned into an effective team that never lost touch with the people they strive to protect.

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Well why not.

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2014-03-27 03:56:31 AM  

cwolf20: Alien Robot: AverageAmericanGuy: There used to be a time when a police officer was a friendly neighbor. When police recruits were sent to tough and demanding training facilities where they learned about the law, honor, and duty. And occasionally they'd blow off some steam with crazy hijinks.They'd take a group of misfits and whip them into shape who work well as a team that is able to maximize their efficacy by using their differences as strengths. From the natural leader to the tough guy to the ex-gangster, they are turned into an effective team that never lost touch with the people they strive to protect.

[img.fark.net image 640x367]

Well why not.

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SHATNER...take your finger out of the trigger until you intend to shoot.
 
2014-03-27 03:58:24 AM  

optikeye: cwolf20: Alien Robot: AverageAmericanGuy: There used to be a time when a police officer was a friendly neighbor. When police recruits were sent to tough and demanding training facilities where they learned about the law, honor, and duty. And occasionally they'd blow off some steam with crazy hijinks.They'd take a group of misfits and whip them into shape who work well as a team that is able to maximize their efficacy by using their differences as strengths. From the natural leader to the tough guy to the ex-gangster, they are turned into an effective team that never lost touch with the people they strive to protect.

[img.fark.net image 640x367]

Well why not.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x305]

SHATNER...take your finger out of the trigger until you intend to shoot.


At least he's consistent.  The other guy is doing the same thing with his pistol.
 
2014-03-27 04:26:27 AM  

simkatu: $40 million?  For what?   They could have put her in jail for 25 years wrongly and she wouldn't get that much.  What did she do?  Spend 4 hours in the pokey?


It's this strange, foreign concept we have in our law, but apparently don't teach about in our middle schools anymore, called punitive damages.
You see - fair compensation for her actual damages woul;dn't be anywhere near enough to hurt the police department and the local government, and thereby DETER the undesirable behavior that occurred here.
Sort of like how suing GM for the price of a defective car that kills somebody is pointless. That's why we have these "punitive damages" - it's a well-established part of our law - as a way of punishing and deterring bad behavior by wealthy, powerful entities. It's a way of levelling the playing field between the little guy and the big guy.
It's been part of Anglo-Saxon law since before there was an America - it's not some modern, librul notion.
Ever hear of it?
 
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