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Date: 04/29/11 07:27 AM

74 Responses to Arrested For Asking A Question

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 29, 2011 at 7:11 am
    Link: Arrested For Asking A Question - Apparently asking this police officer anything is considered illegal and will get you arrested. Skip ahead to 1:25
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3746 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 7:55 am
    what is this bad cop week?
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:00 am
    That seemed wholly unnecessary to me.
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    moosehead Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:01 am
    WTF!!, Police power tripping...again.
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    Hollowdroid Male 18-29
    29 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 8:07 am
    Standard douche who abuses the little power he has. Twat.
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    jsatan Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:14 am
    @collegebound, not just this week, :P. Another reason why filming the police is in the public interest. :) After all, nothing to hide then what`s the problem! haha
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:15 am
    certain people should not be given a gun and shield. obviously this dude is one of them.
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 8:18 am
    Someone didnt have his morning doughnut
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:26 am
    *sighs heavily*

    Definite overreaction of the part of the Officer.

    Absolute BS on the obstruction charge. The ticket was written for whatever he pulled them over for, they were free to go.

    The Officer then made an unnecessary remark about a previous incident, at which point the passenger did nothing more than question that Officer`s recollection of that event.

    The "charge" has no chance of sticking with the video out there.

    That being said, I have nothing but respect for good cops, but this f***ing power-mad jerk needs to go.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:38 am
    Ehhhhh. I think the cop went over the line here, but he WAS obstructing. Huge gray area here.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:39 am
    We should all be subject to the power of a short tempered cop; it`s American.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:43 am
    Ok, IAB, you all shut your mouths! I`m calling the cops on all of you!
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    AntEconomist Male 40-49
    336 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 8:50 am
    "I think the cop went over the line here, but he WAS obstructing. Huge gray area here."

    How do you figure that??
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:51 am
    hey, at least its no video...and the internet. sucks, but im sure he`s not going to be charged with anything in court.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:52 am
    A cop on a power trip noooo never. Oh no nevermind that`s most of them.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:56 am
    auburn, he was not obstructing justice at all. as osiris already pointed out, the stop was over. all of this was extra.
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    Lilou88 Female 18-29
    112 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 9:01 am
    At least the guy who got handcuffed knew enough to go along for the most part with what the cop was doing. If he brings this to court, his case will be stronger. None of that "the cop was afraid for his safety" bull crap.
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    digbychicken Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 9:04 am
    he was obv being a douche
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2011 at 9:04 am
    I`d love to hear the other side of the story.
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    KwameAreeva Male 70 & Over
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    April 29, 2011 at 9:34 am
    l.e.o. shouldn`t have called man "idiot", passenger wasn`t being cited and was interupting, hook em up and let the judge sort it out, will happen, does happen....enjoy the ride
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 9:41 am
    well that was uncalled for
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

    When WILL people learn? Wait for the courtroom.
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

    `Being a douche` isnt a federal offence.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 9:48 am
    This is the game cops play. They grab you for no reason, refuse to tell you why they`re arresting you, and then when you fight back they get you for resisting arrest. They do this on purpose because they count on you fighting back so that they have an excuse to take you in. drating pigs.
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    nny156 Male 18-29
    182 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 9:50 am
    Cop didn`t read him his rights nor did he explain why he was being arrested that`s a get out of jail free card
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    mts2457 Female 18-29
    535 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 10:04 am
    People need to learn to shut up and not say anything when police are present.
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    Djarum Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 10:10 am
    @nny156, That`s only if they have to question you.
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    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 10:16 am
    Aw, someone`s upset that they didn`t go to college and got stuck as a patrol officer in a small town!
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    Kickan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 10:17 am
    Just another reason to hate the police. Yeay.
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    Kickan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 10:18 am
    And just to be clear, I do hate the. So very, very much.
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    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 10:20 am
    Jesus people. Don`t think you can get away with things on your own. Don`t talk to a cop, don`t initiate any form of conflict. Get out as smoothly as possible. I know its a crap deal and cops are abusive of power, but is it worth getting arrested over?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 29, 2011 at 10:32 am

    The only personality type that wants a job where they have total control over people is a bully. Either you were always a bully, or you were bullied in school and want to be the bully now.

    If you wanted to actually help people, you`d be a fireman or some other emergency response person.
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    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
    361 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 10:43 am
    the video may not even be used in court as it`s illegal to record pigs in a lot of areas nowadays. p.o.s d!ckless fascist. all cops are bastards: FACT.
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 10:43 am
    First off, the driver had the wrong tags on his vehicle, so he`s driving illegally. Second, they should have kept their mouths shut. I never understood why people feel the need to antagonize police officers.
    These guys aren`t freedom fighters or heroic people standing up for free speech. They`re idiots who were mouthing off to a police officer. True, there probably won`t be any charges brought against the passenger, but keep your damn mouth shut.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 10:51 am
    drat the police!
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 10:53 am
    probably just got arrested for being white trash. the passenger seems to have started a p*ssing contest with the officer and lost, that is all the video proves. next time just shut the hell up and don`t act like a jack ass
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    cluffy Male 40-49
    63 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 10:58 am
    Happy to see that so many IABers are smart and don`t backtalk the cops, you can`t win and it ain`t worth it. All they want is respect and if you`re nice enough they`ll at least reduce your charges or even let you go.
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 11:00 am
    Arrested for being a smartass to a cop if you ask me.
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2011 at 11:12 am
    People just don`t knwo when to shut the F up.. Model citizens....
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    2910 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 11:26 am
    omg - when i look at some comments here, i get the idea, why noone takes us citizens for real.

    "dont talk back to the cop!"? lol? this is commie--thinking.
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    snunicycler Male 18-29
    87 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Started on a p.o.p charge. (pissing off the police)
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    sgibson12 Male 30-39
    93 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 11:37 am
    these guys are trouble makers. The cop did the right thing.
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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2011 at 11:48 am
    I thought the passenger was just being detained, but he swears up and down on youtube that he was arrested. Whatever. Just because we have the right to talk like non-nice individuals, doesn`t mean we should. There`s a time and place for everything. Cops aren`t part of the judiciary system. Sometimes they`ll consider a well-rationed argument politely and respectfully made, but they`re not obligated to. They`re a part of the executive branch. It`s their job to enforce the law. The officer noted the registration tags weren`t right and that the driver was driving poorly ("like an idiot.") That`s reason enough to pull him over.

    If you don`t like it, fight it in court, register a complaint through the appropriate channels, etc. Don`t activate non-nice individual mode because you get butthurt dealing with the responding officer.
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    WeirdMN Male 30-39
    181 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 11:53 am
    I`ve emailed this video to the mayor of Parkersburg, the Parkersburg city council, the Parkersburg newspaper, the Parkersburg Fox affiliate, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN as well as the cheif of police requesting an explanation as to why the Parkersburg Police department feels it can arrest anyone it wants for no reason and charge them with `obstruction of justice.`  Hopefully the charges will be dropped, the officer fired and never work in any position of authority again, and the victom will successfully sue the city for millions of dollars.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
    192 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 11:59 am
    is it just me or is there a pattern going on here. Every time a cop steps out of his legal duties, the arrest is for obstruction. is the obstruction law that undefined to where these power hungry douches can pull that, or are we as Americans just that weak to allow it?
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    Johnnyk123 Male 18-29
    179 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    The cop seemed nice, and even when he asked the question he received a reasonable response to it.

    What I saw was someone getting pulled over for bad tags, and the passenger arguing with a cop. He got an answer, just shut up.
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
    267 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    2910: Arguing with a cop will never get you anywhere. Do you think, even if the passenger was right, the cop would say "I`m so sorry, sir. On your way"? Go through the proper channels, file a complaint, be a sue-happy assclown for all I care. Yelling back at an officer is never a good idea.
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    Syris Male 13-17
    219 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    All this people saying that he should be arrested because he was talking back or being a smartass, what are you smoking? You don`t get arrested for that, it`s not against the law to express your freedom of speech. You are allowed to say whatever you want. This guy was clearly causing no harm or public disorder, just getting into an arguement with a cop. And if arguing with a cop is all it takes to get arrested, then the police are as bad as gestapo`s. btw, listen to adam carolla`s rant about police Here think that anyways who listens to this will find themselves agreeing with Carolla and his views on cops.
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    firstly that department is going to have a serious lawsuit. Secondly when you are arrested it is your right under law to be 1: read you rights, and 2: told what you`re being charged with. If you are not it is illegal and you will be released with no penalties.
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    Yeah johnny just shut up huh? when our rights are taken away and this becomes a police state I`ll know who to blame. Just sit down and shut up and let them abuse you.
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    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    Cops are like bees. When you see them, don`t fuc with them.
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
    237 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    I think it is funny that all the people on here defending these two idiots are probably the first people that will go nuts if governments tried to reform laws regarding union negotiations saying we have to protect police and fire fighters (which is true). So don`t be hypocrits, either they deserve strong union rights or they are idiots who just want to bully people. Pick one.

    BTW, I agree with some people that if you keep your mouth shut and treat police as human beings there will be no trouble
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    That was a very quick arrest
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    sed8908 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    Miranda Rights are only read when the person is about to be interrogated/questioned, not arrested.
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
    377 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    The cop obviously knew them both and had dealings with them before, so mouthoff and ta-daa right to the pokey.
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    meogE Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Since I`m from an hour north of Parkersburg, go there a lot. The cop almost definitely was picked on in one of the fine WV schools then became a cop to pick on people, at least half the police force in my small town are that way. However the two kids also sound like a typical idiot does in WV, I`m sure the cop did know them, and that was strike three for them.
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    lacishay Female 18-29
    120 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    I`m amazed how popular something like brutality or police business or police brutality gets when cameras were made available at the blink of an eye. It makes you wonder if this is how the world has always been, or if we`re just noticing it now that it`s thrown in our face.
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    humaneclipse Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    you cant watch 3 minutes of a video like this and make assumptions of what happened. he had their id so he interacted with them before they pressed record and im sure he went back to the driver so more happened after he stopped recording. my point is he could have only been detained not arrested we dont know because they didnt record. for all we know the guy had a warrant and the officer was waiting to pull him out.
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    8jdb28jdb2 Male 30-39
    83 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 6:58 pm
    the police in the states are way way too insane.

    where is the justice?

    just because they can doesn`t mean they should.

    All they are are profiteers of people`s misery.

    Just shameful that a once great nation has decended into police state.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    Guy got arrested because he`s probably some dumb crap smart ass.
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    yagovaggo Male 30-39
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    April 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    @ sgibson12 - SHUT THE F U C K UP Will ya! You have got to be a cop to have made that remark!
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    April 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    When cops get killed on the job, it`s just bad karma enforcing ITS law.
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    walkrunfly Male 18-29
    117 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    there must be people who`ve worked customer service, do you remember how annoyed you got at the stupidity of the customers? i think cops must feel a lot like that, but they have the ability to arrest detain people for no reason...
    something to think about
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
    718 posts
    April 29, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    drat the Police!. i wish we could just load em all into a rocket and shoot it into the sun. this is why i HATE the police! not a good police officer in the whole damn country. just a bunch of bossy assbags
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    Lameworld Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 11:34 am
    wow, you ignorant douches
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    test-user564 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    people in the U.S. have to put up with so much police bullpooery i mean i just got a $228.50 for having my FOG LIGHTS on at night, not brights, fog lights! that are designed to be less bright than normal lights so less light reflects from water particles in fog.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    "to protect and serve"
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    illios Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    Yet again, more to this then people know, glad he got arrested, had it coming to him....again..
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    jib Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    i doubt he actually went to jail but i cant be sure of anything, he probably just watned to get rid of him cause he was acting like an ass
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    makes me drating mad, every time i see a police officer i want to punch his god dam arrogant racist face in. drat THE POLICE
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    April 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Yeah You do that, but please dont whine and call it police burtality when then knock you up side your head with an asp, drive your face through the ground and haul you to jail.
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    danky Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    gotta maintain that quota
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2011 at 2:23 am
    That was just extreme
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    May 3, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Every non-nice individual cop out there ruins the reputation of all the good cops just trying to do the best they can... there are good cops out there, aren`t there?

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