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2022-01-25 8:55:44 AM  
That took eight days to clear up?
 
2022-01-25 9:13:07 AM  

BizarreMan: That took eight days to clear up?


Pointing out the difference in age, ethnicity, and name on the ID, well that takes time, Old Son. Time that law enforcement just doesn't have. You see, reading those arrest warrants is hard, and in the time it takes to identify a perp means that others will get away with stuff. Bad stuff. Horrible stuff. Why, they could be selling loose cigarettes before you know it, and we can't have that in a polite society.

Why do you hate polite society so much?
 
2022-01-25 9:22:07 AM  
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2022-01-25 9:22:56 AM  

BizarreMan: That took eight days to clear up?


Because they got all Cs in high school?
 
2022-01-25 9:23:06 AM  
Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.

So I'm going to go with, "cops didn't care about the mistaken identity for crime number 1 when they clearly had him for crime number 2".
 
2022-01-25 9:24:08 AM  

hubiestubert: BizarreMan: That took eight days to clear up?

Pointing out the difference in age, ethnicity, and name on the ID, well that takes time, Old Son. Time that law enforcement just doesn't have. You see, reading those arrest warrants is hard, and in the time it takes to identify a perp means that others will get away with stuff. Bad stuff. Horrible stuff. Why, they could be selling loose cigarettes before you know it, and we can't have that in a polite society.

Why do you hate polite society so much?


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2022-01-25 9:27:12 AM  

mehhhhhh: hubiestubert: BizarreMan: That took eight days to clear up?

Pointing out the difference in age, ethnicity, and name on the ID, well that takes time, Old Son. Time that law enforcement just doesn't have. You see, reading those arrest warrants is hard, and in the time it takes to identify a perp means that others will get away with stuff. Bad stuff. Horrible stuff. Why, they could be selling loose cigarettes before you know it, and we can't have that in a polite society.

Why do you hate polite society so much?

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I heard that loosies are up to 75cents now, for a Newport.
/worth it to not have a full pack, for me
 
2022-01-25 9:30:12 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.

So I'm going to go with, "cops didn't care about the mistaken identity for crime number 1 when they clearly had him for crime number 2".


Cops don't seem to care or realize that not having your paperwork isn't reason to keep people indefinitely detained, but for some reason they do it all the time to minorities.
 
2022-01-25 9:34:29 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.

So I'm going to go with, "cops didn't care about the mistaken identity for crime number 1 when they clearly had him for crime number 2".


Ah yes, the time-honored "well he must be guilty of sumthin'" response.  Keep those boots nicely polished!  Also, since you clearly read TFA and can see that the contempt of court charge is most likely failure to pay a fine, take your "it probably wasn't nice" insinuations and shove them firmly up your drainpipe.
 
2022-01-25 9:35:38 AM  
"He is now seeking $500,000 (£370,000) in punitive damages."

Go for $5,000,000. Kneecap these stupid farks.

Then donate a healthy portion of that to that candidate running against the current police chief/mayor/sheriff/whatever.
 
2022-01-25 9:36:03 AM  

Last Man on Earth: Unsung_Hero: Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.

So I'm going to go with, "cops didn't care about the mistaken identity for crime number 1 when they clearly had him for crime number 2".

Ah yes, the time-honored "well he must be guilty of sumthin'" response.  Keep those boots nicely polished!  Also, since you clearly read TFA and can see that the contempt of court charge is most likely failure to pay a fine, take your "it probably wasn't nice" insinuations and shove them firmly up your drainpipe.


Is it legal to not pay fines? I've had to pay a few over the years and just assumed that it wasn't optional.
 
2022-01-25 9:37:15 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.


I'm going to go with "not wearing a tie" and/or "appearing before a white judge"
 
2022-01-25 9:38:47 AM  

RTOGUY: Is it legal to not pay fines? I've had to pay a few over the years and just assumed that it wasn't optional.


Yeah if you don't pay the fines they put you in prison where you make 38 cents an hour and it takes you a year to pay it back. Perfect system
 
2022-01-25 9:38:55 AM  

RTOGUY: Last Man on Earth: Unsung_Hero: Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.

So I'm going to go with, "cops didn't care about the mistaken identity for crime number 1 when they clearly had him for crime number 2".

Ah yes, the time-honored "well he must be guilty of sumthin'" response.  Keep those boots nicely polished!  Also, since you clearly read TFA and can see that the contempt of court charge is most likely failure to pay a fine, take your "it probably wasn't nice" insinuations and shove them firmly up your drainpipe.

Is it legal to not pay fines? I've had to pay a few over the years and just assumed that it wasn't optional.


You're not allowed to be jailed over traffic fines. We got rid of debtor's prisons back in the 1800s. Some restrictions apply.
 
2022-01-25 9:40:49 AM  

REDARMYVODKA: Go for $5,000,000. Kneecap these stupid farks.


The taxpayers pay for police mistakes, not the police.  This is why the police wouldn't care if you sued for five billion and won.  It doesn't hurt them in the least.

Take it out of their salaries and you'll see change, fast.
 
2022-01-25 9:42:34 AM  
Do traffic warrants lead to arrests? Tad confused, he had actual warrants, so would it have changed the outcome?
 
2022-01-25 9:43:42 AM  
But there's no systematic racism in America right Republicans?
 
2022-01-25 9:45:07 AM  
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2022-01-25 9:45:56 AM  

WillofJ2: Do traffic warrants lead to arrests? Tad confused, he had actual warrants, so would it have changed the outcome?


Quite possibly, as does driving on a suspended license. But let's not let the truth get in the way of a good narrative.
 
2022-01-25 9:45:56 AM  
Yet another case of American blind justice.

/ You can get anything you want
 
2022-01-25 9:47:25 AM  

UltimaCS: We got rid of debtor's prisons back in the 1800s.


And then brought them back in the form of court costs, processing fees, drug testing fees, etc, etc...

/can't pay?
//off to jail
///but it's totally not debtor's prison
 
2022-01-25 9:48:30 AM  
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2022-01-25 9:49:09 AM  

REDARMYVODKA: "He is now seeking $500,000 (£370,000) in punitive damages."

Go for $5,000,000. Kneecap these stupid farks.

Then donate a healthy portion of that to that candidate running against the current police chief/mayor/sheriff/whatever.


Won't work.

Lawsuits against police departments are paid by the budgets of the municipalities, not strictly out of the police department's own budget.

This is partly why there's little incentive for police departments to work hard to curtail abuses, because the reparations for their abuses rarely directly affect them.

If police departments' budgets were directly affected, and if those municipalities chose to leverage salary increases, performance bonuses, eligibility for overtime, and the lucrativeness of the medical insurance benefits and other stipends as a means of paying for settlements against those abuses, you would probably see better internal policing because even lackluster performers don't want to see their department moving to a worse medical insurance plan, no cost-of-living adjustments, no performance bonuses, and no ability to work past 40 hours a week.
 
2022-01-25 9:50:10 AM  
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2022-01-25 9:50:28 AM  

Last Man on Earth: Unsung_Hero: Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.

So I'm going to go with, "cops didn't care about the mistaken identity for crime number 1 when they clearly had him for crime number 2".

Ah yes, the time-honored "well he must be guilty of sumthin'" response.  Keep those boots nicely polished!  Also, since you clearly read TFA and can see that the contempt of court charge is most likely failure to pay a fine, take your "it probably wasn't nice" insinuations and shove them firmly up your drainpipe.


If the white old guy never existed, there were still grounds to arrest the young black man, apparently.

A spokeswoman for the city of Henderson told NBC News on Monday that the younger man was "correctly arrested" for driving with a suspended licence, contempt of court and failing to pay a fine to the city.

"Mr Brown admitted to the arresting officers that he knew his driver licence was suspended and that he had traffic warrants in Henderson," said spokeswoman Kathleen Richards.

"The plaintiff in this lawsuit has not presented all the facts and circumstances behind his lawful and proper arrest by Henderson Police, which will be further addressed in the City Attorney's response to the court."
 
2022-01-25 9:51:09 AM  
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2022-01-25 9:51:57 AM  

UltimaCS: RTOGUY: Last Man on Earth: Unsung_Hero: Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.

So I'm going to go with, "cops didn't care about the mistaken identity for crime number 1 when they clearly had him for crime number 2".

Ah yes, the time-honored "well he must be guilty of sumthin'" response.  Keep those boots nicely polished!  Also, since you clearly read TFA and can see that the contempt of court charge is most likely failure to pay a fine, take your "it probably wasn't nice" insinuations and shove them firmly up your drainpipe.

Is it legal to not pay fines? I've had to pay a few over the years and just assumed that it wasn't optional.

You're not allowed to be jailed over traffic fines. We got rid of debtor's prisons back in the 1800s. Some restrictions apply.


I dunno if that's true, but I do know for sure that you are allowed to be jailed over contempt of court.
 
2022-01-25 9:54:24 AM  
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2022-01-25 9:56:44 AM  

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2022-01-25 9:57:46 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.

So I'm going to go with, "cops didn't care about the mistaken identity for crime number 1 when they clearly had him for crime number 2".


Driving on a suspended license is a misdemeanor in Nevada. They held him for 8 days. Even if that was what they meant to arrest him for, there was no reason to hold him that long.
 
2022-01-25 10:00:42 AM  

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2022-01-25 10:07:02 AM  

Last Man on Earth: Unsung_Hero: Well, that "nice young black man" WAS knowingly driving with a suspended license which is why he failed to provide it when pulled over.  I don't know what he did to get a contempt of court charge, but it probably wasn't nice.

So I'm going to go with, "cops didn't care about the mistaken identity for crime number 1 when they clearly had him for crime number 2".

Ah yes, the time-honored "well he must be guilty of sumthin'" response.  Keep those boots nicely polished!  Also, since you clearly read TFA and can see that the contempt of court charge is most likely failure to pay a fine, take your "it probably wasn't nice" insinuations and shove them firmly up your drainpipe.


I was pulled over many years ago, and got to spend 24 hours in a jail cell for failure to pay a fine on a non moving violation.

This dude was driving on a suspended license (that happens usually on DUI conviction), and admitted that he had some outstanding warrants.

I don't like cops at all; but it seems like there is not really a good guy in this story.
 
2022-01-25 10:07:12 AM  

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That really is a good picture to show how different facial features really affect how attractive a person is. The girl on the left is a 9, the girl on the right is a 6. Maybe a 5 when you count the gaping black hole cavity in her back tooth.
 
2022-01-25 10:10:46 AM  
Still a traffic law scofflaw, and the original arrest was valid.

As to the "mistaken" identify on a different warrant, good look with the damages.

If I were the judge, I'd likely decide karma/fate gave this young guy a week of fun.
 
2022-01-25 10:23:29 AM  
The cops just need more training.
 
2022-01-25 10:25:18 AM  
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2022-01-25 10:26:09 AM  

El_Dan: WillofJ2: Do traffic warrants lead to arrests? Tad confused, he had actual warrants, so would it have changed the outcome?

Quite possibly, as does driving on a suspended license. But let's not let the truth get in the way of a good narrative.


I wondered if he decided to go "Moorish Sovereign" when stopped.  That rarely seems to go well.
 
2022-01-25 10:28:59 AM  

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That really is a good picture to show how different facial features really affect how attractive a person is. The girl on the left is a 9, the girl on the right is a 6. Maybe a 5 when you count the gaping black hole cavity in her back tooth.


What I want to know is, how does a model get a photo shoot when she's got herpes?

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2022-01-25 10:32:31 AM  

El_Dan: WillofJ2: Do traffic warrants lead to arrests? Tad confused, he had actual warrants, so would it have changed the outcome?

Quite possibly, as does driving on a suspended license. But let's not let the truth get in the way of a good narrative.


I've accidentally driven with a suspended license (forgot to pay a traffic ticket from very long before that). I was ticketed. It was literally for "unknowingly driving with a suspended license" (an actual code in their ticketing system). This was in Florida, mind you, about 16 years ago. Also, I'm not black.
 
2022-01-25 10:36:21 AM  

CasperImproved: Still a traffic law scofflaw, and the original arrest was valid.

As to the "mistaken" identify on a different warrant, good look with the damages.

If I were the judge, I'd likely decide karma/fate gave this young guy a week of fun.


We have the stories from both lawyers, that doesn't mean they are true. But if both stories are true, there is a legitimate question of whether the traffic warrants and expired license justify arresting him and holding him in jail for a week.

And I would suspect that him being released without charges indicates they didn't have a good reason to hold him in jail for that long.
 
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2022-01-25 10:37:43 AM  
Cut these cops a break.  They aren't racist because they don't see color.  It was an honest mistake.
 
2022-01-25 10:46:15 AM  

Boe: Cut these cops a break.  They aren't racist because they don't see color.  It was an honest mistake.


After all, so-called "racism" is just a social construct invented by Jussie Smollet.
 
2022-01-25 10:47:57 AM  
Shane Lee Brown was eventually released nearly a week after his arrest when his lawyer had a judge compare the two photos.

If all it took was for a judge to realize that the photos were not of the same person, then he was not being held on the charge of driving with a suspended license.

/And there are Trumpers on this site who will happily tell you that driving on a suspended license is fine when they decide it's just a 'cash grab' to have to pay to have their license reinstated
 
2022-01-25 10:56:49 AM  

SpectroBoy: BizarreMan: That took eight days to clear up?

Because they got all Cs in high school?


You're giving them way too much credit.  They prolly cheated to get D's.
 
2022-01-25 10:59:53 AM  

greatgodyoshi: El_Dan: WillofJ2: Do traffic warrants lead to arrests? Tad confused, he had actual warrants, so would it have changed the outcome?

Quite possibly, as does driving on a suspended license. But let's not let the truth get in the way of a good narrative.

I've accidentally driven with a suspended license (forgot to pay a traffic ticket from very long before that). I was ticketed. It was literally for "unknowingly driving with a suspended license" (an actual code in their ticketing system). This was in Florida, mind you, about 16 years ago. Also, I'm not black.


Similar happened to a friend one time.  He was pulled over and the cop said his license showed as suspended.

He protested that he didn't understand how/why it would be suspended and nobody had told him.  The cop said I know nobody told you - that's why I'm not arresting you.  But you need to get someone to pick up your car or I can have it towed - you can't drive it.

Anyway, according to him, it turned out to just be a mistake in the computer (this was the early 90s) and it was resolved with a trip to the DMV and they unflagged his license.
 
2022-01-25 11:00:50 AM  

NephilimNexus: REDARMYVODKA: Go for $5,000,000. Kneecap these stupid farks.

The taxpayers pay for police mistakes, not the police.  This is why the police wouldn't care if you sued for five billion and won.  It doesn't hurt them in the least.

Take it out of their salaries and you'll see change, fast.


malpractice insurance for cops would be a great idea...
 
2022-01-25 11:10:11 AM  

greatgodyoshi: El_Dan: WillofJ2: Do traffic warrants lead to arrests? Tad confused, he had actual warrants, so would it have changed the outcome?

Quite possibly, as does driving on a suspended license. But let's not let the truth get in the way of a good narrative.

I've accidentally driven with a suspended license (forgot to pay a traffic ticket from very long before that). I was ticketed. It was literally for "unknowingly driving with a suspended license" (an actual code in their ticketing system). This was in Florida, mind you, about 16 years ago. Also, I'm not black.


It may have been an offense where the cops had discretion whether or not to arrest, and in the case of TFA the outstanding traffic warrants could have played a role in their decision.
 
2022-01-25 11:12:13 AM  

toraque: Shane Lee Brown was eventually released nearly a week after his arrest when his lawyer had a judge compare the two photos.

If all it took was for a judge to realize that the photos were not of the same person, then he was not being held on the charge of driving with a suspended license.

/And there are Trumpers on this site who will happily tell you that driving on a suspended license is fine when they decide it's just a 'cash grab' to have to pay to have their license reinstated


Probably safe to assume he'd have gotten a PR bond regardless.
 
2022-01-25 11:14:38 AM  

BizarreMan: That took eight days to clear up?


How many times you think lazy cops told him "Tell it to the judge!"?
 
2022-01-25 11:19:20 AM  

IDisposable: The cop said I know nobody told you


That's a data field in the computer? A check in the box for "This person's license is suspended but they've never been notified"?!
 
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