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2014-07-31 09:16:30 AM  
Sounds like some agent was itching to make a name for himself, and didn't care what he had to do
 
2014-07-31 09:39:09 AM  

Trance750: Sounds like some agent was itching to make a name for himself, and didn't care what he had to do


I believe there were about 7 of them.  Because that's how many agents it takes to arrest a girl carrying a case of water.
 
2014-07-31 09:43:12 AM  
A sting? Holy crap man...so much need for drama.
 
2014-07-31 10:02:29 AM  
Daly sued the state and seven ABC agents after she was arrested in April 2013 when agents had mistaken sparkling water she and her roommates bought for beer.

Now I'm curious how this story unfolded.  Mistaking the sparking water for beer, I can see.  That kind of mistake can happen.  I can see detaining someone based on that error.  But how farking far did this go before they bothered to take another look at whatever it is she was carrying?
 
2014-07-31 10:04:56 AM  
Ah, found a bit more info on another article:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn't roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Panicked, she dialed 911, handed the phone to another student in the passenger seat and pulled away. After the dispatcher confirmed the people were indeed state agents, Daly pulled her car over and ABC officers took her into custody, booked her into jail, charged her with assaulting officers she had grazed with her car and left her behind bars overnight.



Maybe, just maybe ambushing some chick with a ton of dudes, banging on her car and drawing weapons is a smiiiiidge on the extreme side for a possible unlawful beer purchase.
 
2014-07-31 11:10:41 AM  
You touch-a my beer, I break-a yo face.


/hee hee, anyone remember that meme from the early '80s?
 
2014-07-31 11:15:37 AM  
www.challengertalk.com

She was pulled over in a Trans Am after giving the cops the bird.
 
2014-07-31 11:15:50 AM  
So, no prison time for government employees that violate the bill of rights?
Wrong.
Not cool.
they should be punished.
 
2014-07-31 11:17:02 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Ah, found a bit more info on another article:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn't roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Panicked, she dialed 911, handed the phone to another student in the passenger seat and pulled away. After the dispatcher confirmed the people were indeed state agents, Daly pulled her car over and ABC officers took her into custody, booked her into jail, charged her with assaulting officers she had grazed with her car and left her behind bars overnight.


Maybe, just maybe ambushing some chick with a ton of dudes, banging on her car and drawing weapons is a smiiiiidge on the extreme side for a possible unlawful beer purchase.


She's lucky it was ABC agents and not the cops. They might have blown up her car with their new tank or something.
 
2014-07-31 11:18:49 AM  

WhackingDay: Relatively Obscure: Ah, found a bit more info on another article:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn't roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Panicked, she dialed 911, handed the phone to another student in the passenger seat and pulled away. After the dispatcher confirmed the people were indeed state agents, Daly pulled her car over and ABC officers took her into custody, booked her into jail, charged her with assaulting officers she had grazed with her car and left her behind bars overnight.


Maybe, just maybe ambushing some chick with a ton of dudes, banging on her car and drawing weapons is a smiiiiidge on the extreme side for a possible unlawful beer purchase.

She's lucky it was ABC agents and not the cops. They might have blown up her car with their new tank or something.


In Charlottesville, they would have just accidentally hit you with their car.
 
2014-07-31 11:20:01 AM  
They'll probably pull the money to pay her from education budgets, FSM knows they won't take it from any law enforcement budget.
 
2014-07-31 11:21:04 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Mistaking the sparking water for beer, I can see.


Was it Zima?
 
2014-07-31 11:21:23 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Ah, found a bit more info on another article:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn't roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Panicked, she dialed 911, handed the phone to another student in the passenger seat and pulled away. After the dispatcher confirmed the people were indeed state agents, Daly pulled her car over and ABC officers took her into custody, booked her into jail, charged her with assaulting officers she had grazed with her car and left her behind bars overnight.


Maybe, just maybe ambushing some chick with a ton of dudes, banging on her car and drawing weapons is a smiiiiidge on the extreme side for a possible unlawful beer purchase.


IIRC, they weren't even uniformed officers. This girl did exactly what she should have done when confronted by people claiming to be police that are not wearing uniforms. She contacted 911 and removed herself from the situation.
 
2014-07-31 11:22:05 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Ah, found a bit more info on another article:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn't roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Panicked, she dialed 911, handed the phone to another student in the passenger seat and pulled away. After the dispatcher confirmed the people were indeed state agents, Daly pulled her car over and ABC officers took her into custody, booked her into jail, charged her with assaulting officers she had grazed with her car and left her behind bars overnight.


Maybe, just maybe ambushing some chick with a ton of dudes, banging on her car and drawing weapons is a smiiiiidge on the extreme side for a possible unlawful beer purchase.


Were they plainclothes? I bet they were plainclothes.
 
2014-07-31 11:24:45 AM  

walkerhound: She was pulled over in a Trans Am after giving the cops the bird.


Oh well played. Well played indeed.
 
2014-07-31 11:26:58 AM  
200k and a letter? Not good enough.

200k and complete erasure of any record indicating she had ever been arrested/charged that could be checked by an employer, and permission to check no on the have you ever been arrested box. That would be a better start.
 
2014-07-31 11:27:41 AM  
$200 for a beer abortion run?

EVERY BEER IS SACRED YOU HEATHENS!
 
2014-07-31 11:28:16 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Ah, found a bit more info on another article:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn't roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Panicked, she dialed 911, handed the phone to another student in the passenger seat and pulled away. After the dispatcher confirmed the people were indeed state agents, Daly pulled her car over and ABC officers took her into custody, booked her into jail, charged her with assaulting officers she had grazed with her car and left her behind bars overnight.


Maybe, just maybe ambushing some chick with a ton of dudes, banging on her car and drawing weapons is a smiiiiidge on the extreme side for a possible unlawful beer purchase.


I don't disagree with you, but the bolded part is untrue. Power windows will roll down on ACC/START without turning over the engine.
 
2014-07-31 11:29:37 AM  

NorthernMT: 200k and a letter? Not good enough.

200k and complete erasure of any record indicating she had ever been arrested/charged that could be checked by an employer, and permission to check no on the have you ever been arrested box. That would be a better start.


Her record was expunged, which is removing it and allowing you to check NO.  But the internet makes it forever and that is a major problem.
 
2014-07-31 11:30:23 AM  

Carousel Beast: Power windows will roll down on ACC/START without turning over the engine.


She's a dense broad that only has superficial knowledge of how cars work.
 
2014-07-31 11:30:24 AM  
Carousel Beast:

I don't disagree with you, but the bolded part is untrue. Power windows will roll down on ACC/START without turning over the engine.

Oh come on, you expect a girl to know that?

/kidding!
//mostly
 
2014-07-31 11:34:18 AM  
The settlement between the Commonwealth and Ms. Daly is not an admission of any wrongdoing by the plaintiff or defendants.


I know this has become SOP for almost any legal settlement, but I'd have held out for an admission of wrongdoing.  I'd want a general letter of apology from ABC, and then paperclipped to that I'd ask for 7 individual, signed (including badge numbers) letters of apology from the officers involved where they admitted they overreacted to a sparkling water purchase that they thought was beer.  I'd lower the monetary settlement as long as the letters are included.  If not, we go to a jury trial.
 
2014-07-31 11:35:25 AM  

WhackingDay: Carousel Beast:

I don't disagree with you, but the bolded part is untrue. Power windows will roll down on ACC/START without turning over the engine.

Oh come on, you expect a girl to know that?

/kidding!
//mostly



ONE SECOND from simulpost.
 
2014-07-31 11:37:12 AM  

NorthernMT: 200k and a letter? Not good enough.

200k and complete erasure of any record indicating she had ever been arrested/charged that could be checked by an employer, and permission to check no on the have you ever been arrested box. That would be a better start.


I like the $200K part.  While she did get caught up in a traumatic event, that shouldn't equate to a lifetime of earnings.

It would seem like they should be able to reverse an arrest somehow.  The letter?  Who knows, it could help with certain employers, and could hurt with others.
 
2014-07-31 11:38:58 AM  

Ker_Thwap: NorthernMT: 200k and a letter? Not good enough.

200k and complete erasure of any record indicating she had ever been arrested/charged that could be checked by an employer, and permission to check no on the have you ever been arrested box. That would be a better start.

I like the $200K part.  While she did get caught up in a traumatic event, that shouldn't equate to a lifetime of earnings.

It would seem like they should be able to reverse an arrest somehow.  The letter?  Who knows, it could help with certain employers, and could hurt with others.


It's also to, you know, be punitive to the agency that actually farked up. Especially given that it could very seriously make it difficult for her to get jobs further down the road.
 
2014-07-31 11:49:45 AM  
How did this escalate to the point that it did without the police checking to confirm that she actually bought any alchohol?
 
2014-07-31 11:50:40 AM  
Alcohol*
 
2014-07-31 12:04:16 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
"He'll never make it in eighteen hours"
 
2014-07-31 12:07:24 PM  
Man, all this trouble over a case of Coors Light.

/Oh! I thought you said sparkling water.  Never mind.
 
2014-07-31 12:11:31 PM  
Until public employees can themselves be held financially liable for such terrorist actions, this BS will continue to happen. Once they start losing their houses and pensions, then and only then will they start to act like human beings.
 
2014-07-31 12:27:14 PM  

crow: "He'll never make it in eighteen hours"


Twenty to one I break the son of a biatch this time.
Gimme five-hundred on the Bandit.
 
2014-07-31 12:39:30 PM  
What was the BAC of the arresting cops?
 
2014-07-31 12:44:16 PM  
Did they arrest the clerk who sold her the water?
 
2014-07-31 12:59:03 PM  
Sounds like the cops need glasses. Couldn't read the label?
 
2014-07-31 01:32:07 PM  
I thought there was to be one person in uniform when a team of undercovers perform an operation. Either way, they should have their badge visible during the takedown.

She didn't suffer PTSD. I think $212,000 was an expensive learning lesson for the cops.
 
2014-07-31 01:44:15 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Ah, found a bit more info on another article:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn't roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Panicked, she dialed 911, handed the phone to another student in the passenger seat and pulled away. After the dispatcher confirmed the people were indeed state agents, Daly pulled her car over and ABC officers took her into custody, booked her into jail, charged her with assaulting officers she had grazed with her car and left her behind bars overnight.


Maybe, just maybe ambushing some chick with a ton of dudes, banging on her car and drawing weapons is a smiiiiidge on the extreme side for a possible unlawful beer purchase.


Overwhelming force is standard procedure.
 
2014-07-31 01:45:57 PM  

boyvoyeur: I thought there was to be one person in uniform when a team of undercovers perform an operation. Either way, they should have their badge visible during the takedown.

She didn't suffer PTSD. I think $212,000 was an expensive learning lesson for the cops.


You really think they learned from this?
 
2014-07-31 01:49:31 PM  
Good, though I think the ABC jackasses should pay some if not all of the settlement out of their own pocket.
 
2014-07-31 01:51:38 PM  
Remember kids, never run from some random guys shouting at you when you did nothing wrong. They might just be cops.

I forget the original details but iirc the cops tried REALLY had to make her look like the bad guy. Running away from cops is a bad idea, but not a capital crime. There is no reason the police had to surround her car rather than asking her on the walk to the parking lot. And further, no reason to stop her at all because apparently the evidence was "she looks undeR 21 And has a case of bottles of some kind."
 
2014-07-31 01:58:11 PM  

nullptr: Were they plainclothes? I bet they were plainclothes.


Yes, and outside of the absurdity of 7 people being paid to perform a sting for the horrific crime of minors buying alcohol, this is a perfect example of why there should be a complete ban on plainclothes officers/unmarked cars having the same authority.  It's is the epitome of a slippery slope:  Someone who buys a badge off the internet or installs wig-wag lights in their car immediately has police authority in this scenario.

The pretty much plain clothed raids are even scarier.
 
2014-07-31 02:09:09 PM  
Someone should have adopted that beer run.  Oh wait that was a sullen tween beer run with emotional issues?

MOVING ON!

.
 
2014-07-31 02:25:24 PM  

boyvoyeur: She didn't suffer PTSD.


The armchair shrinks of FARK are the best I've found online. You guys can shoot down any diagnosis..
 
2014-07-31 03:54:53 PM  

Fano: Remember kids, never run from some random guys shouting at you when you did nothing wrong. They might just be cops.

I forget the original details but iirc the cops tried REALLY had to make her look like the bad guy. Running away from cops is a bad idea, but not a capital crime. There is no reason the police had to surround her car rather than asking her on the walk to the parking lot. And further, no reason to stop her at all because apparently the evidence was "she looks undeR 21 And has a case of bottles of some kind."


Thats how I remember it being when it was on fark. I would have been scared shiatless too if 7 armed guys not in uniform came running up to my car.  The money she got should be garnished from the agents pay, doubt they will learn a lesson if its not.
 
2014-07-31 03:56:28 PM  
Aborted beer run? Why didn't she just watch the first half of "Smokey and the Bandit" then turn it off? Much easier.
 
2014-07-31 04:12:34 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Ah, found a bit more info on another article:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn't roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Panicked, she dialed 911, handed the phone to another student in the passenger seat and pulled away. After the dispatcher confirmed the people were indeed state agents, Daly pulled her car over and ABC officers took her into custody, booked her into jail, charged her with assaulting officers she had grazed with her car and left her behind bars overnight.


Maybe, just maybe ambushing some chick with a ton of dudes, banging on her car and drawing weapons is a smiiiiidge on the extreme side for a possible unlawful beer purchase.


Pretty sure we had this story as a fark thread when it happened.  Seven cops to hunt some underaged drinkers ... seriously they must be a bunch of over funded wimps ... in my neck of the woods (if they ever actually thought of doing this, which I am pretty sure they never have), it would be one or at most two uniformed cops in an unmarked car and they would just approach the kids (athough in the USoA that would be adult, because you do not let adults drink) shaking their heads and grinning.
 
2014-07-31 05:51:56 PM  
groppet: The money she got should be garnished from the agents pay, doubt they will learn a lesson if its not.

I've always said that if i were ever in such a situation, i would go to the DA with this:

"OK, here is my lawsuit. I'm asking for $10M from the state/city/etc, and i will happily go to trial. However, i will be happy with a $0 payout, if in exchange, all the officers involved are terminated without pension/benefits. This can cost you a lot, or nothing at all. You pick."
 
2014-07-31 06:07:45 PM  

Carousel Beast: Relatively Obscure: Ah, found a bit more info on another article:

Now 21, Daly said she had been terrified when strangers surrounded her car and began pounding on the windows. She couldn't roll down a window without starting the car, and when she did, one agent jumped on the hood and another pulled a gun, she has said repeatedly since the incident.

Panicked, she dialed 911, handed the phone to another student in the passenger seat and pulled away. After the dispatcher confirmed the people were indeed state agents, Daly pulled her car over and ABC officers took her into custody, booked her into jail, charged her with assaulting officers she had grazed with her car and left her behind bars overnight.


Maybe, just maybe ambushing some chick with a ton of dudes, banging on her car and drawing weapons is a smiiiiidge on the extreme side for a possible unlawful beer purchase.

I don't disagree with you, but the bolded part is untrue. Power windows will roll down on ACC/START without turning over the engine.


I think you're right on most, if not all, cars.  I don't know if she doesn't know that, forgot that in the moment, was bullshiatting about that, or if the article just misinterpreted, or what.

That said, if they really surrounded her, tried to break windows and drew weapons, there's just no reason to come at her with that much aggression over something so very, very trivial.  It causes people to panic, and that can cause horrible things to happen.
 
2014-07-31 06:12:36 PM  

Langdon_777: Pretty sure we had this story as a fark thread when it happened. Seven cops to hunt some underaged drinkers ... seriously they must be a bunch of over funded wimps ... in my neck of the woods (if they ever actually thought of doing this, which I am pretty sure they never have), it would be one or at most two uniformed cops in an unmarked car and they would just approach the kids (athough in the USoA that would be adult, because you do not let adults drink) shaking their heads and grinning.


To be fair, I don't think I've ever heard of this sort of thing happening where I live in the US.  They do have the 20 year-old dude who looks 45 go in to buy alcohol to bust stores, but no "stings" against customers I've ever heard of.

They might have done this sort of thing when I lived in the Nashville area, though.  Don't know, but holy fark were those dudes tightly wound whenever I had interactions with them.
 
2014-07-31 06:24:00 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Langdon_777: Pretty sure we had this story as a fark thread when it happened. Seven cops to hunt some underaged drinkers ... seriously they must be a bunch of over funded wimps ... in my neck of the woods (if they ever actually thought of doing this, which I am pretty sure they never have), it would be one or at most two uniformed cops in an unmarked car and they would just approach the kids (athough in the USoA that would be adult, because you do not let adults drink) shaking their heads and grinning.

To be fair, I don't think I've ever heard of this sort of thing happening where I live in the US.  They do have the 20 year-old dude who looks 45 go in to buy alcohol to bust stores, but no "stings" against customers I've ever heard of.

They might have done this sort of thing when I lived in the Nashville area, though.  Don't know, but holy fark were those dudes tightly wound whenever I had interactions with them.


Cville was pretty chill when I was there, this crap is pretty astonishing.
 
2014-07-31 07:53:26 PM  

Relatively Obscure: To be fair, I don't think I've ever heard of this sort of thing happening where I live in the US.  They do have the 20 year-old dude who looks 45 go in to buy alcohol to bust stores, but no "stings" against customers I've ever heard of.


When I worked retail sales and sold cigarettes there was a church group of do-gooders that had their latest thing as trying to curb underage cigarette sales.  They got some youth volunteers to try this sting at the store I worked at but the most hilarious thing was that one of the people they were using was indeed 18 years old, looked much younger, and was part of this group coming in to buy and see if people carded them.  She came to my store and since I had sold to her before (and checked ID) I sold to her without carding her because I knew her and the reality check was that she didn't get YOUNGER since the last time she bought cigarettes.  After she left the store she came back in with a couple adults that included the church pastor and had the manager come up front to speak to the group while they pointed out what I had done.  The manager asked me why I didn't card her and my reply was "Because she's 18.  I've seen her ID before when I sold her cigarettes."  For some bonkers reason the church group was still incredibly upset that I made the sale and the manager's reply was "You are getting bent out of shape because my clerk sold cigarettes to someone who is in fact old enough to buy them?  Just . . . leave my store now."

Very strange people.
 
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