UberDave: Authority abusin' constables in Texas? Say it isn't so
Dancin_In_Anson: UberDave: Authority abusin' constables in Texas? Say it isn't soThis son of a biatch was the worst.
Theaetetus: The constable wasn't necessarily wrong... FTA: "The kid was on the ground and it looked like he was just strangling him," said Joyce Jackson, as she described what happened during last Friday night's game that pitted the Tarkington Longhorns against the Splendora Wildcats.That's not a football play, that's assault... at which point, it's a criminal matter, and yeah, law enforcement can intervene./mind you, he should've just arrested the kid. Not insisted that the refs toss him.
Priapetic: "Officers armed with shotguns were stationed inside convenience stores."
stir22: not to go all ITG, but i've been a football/basketball ref for many years at the college/high school level. I would have tossed the "constables" out of the arena.
Rigby-Reardon: Was the constable in his own county? Couldn't he just have arrested the player doing strangling for assault?If it was his county, he had the authority to charge that player with a crime, he does not have the authority to decide what call should have been made.
rebelyell2006: My guess is, that as a good-ol-boy he didn't want to see a young man ruin his future professional career by arresting him over something as minor as an assault,
Boo_Guy: [img.fark.net image 640x360]He wears a cowboy hat but isn't a cowboy/good long distance crazy indicator
scottydoesntknow: I think you mean "especially in Texas". If there's one thing we take more seriously than jack-booted authorities abusing their powers, it's high school football.
FirstNationalBastard: [img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x376]What an angry referee Constable may look like
strangeluck: FirstNationalBastard: [img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x376]What an angry referee Constable may look like+Eleventy Prophets for that DS9 ref.
olddinosaur: ...quite often some potbellied buck redneck with a pistol on his hip will throw his weight around.
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