Jogger Arrested For Crossing Street

Submitted by: caper454 3 years ago in

If we are SOOOO free, why can they do this to us?
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Male 679
Talk about missing the point and going overboard.

This is borderline thuggery, and it only erodes respect for the police and the law.
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Male 7,123
AFAIK, in the UK we don`t have jay walking as such. At designated crossings the motorist must yield to the pedestrian in specified circumstances (red light etc) but in gneral the pedestrian is expected to make sensible choices. Obviously just running into a busy street is endangering others and a different story. But if you cross where it is safe and no driver has to take evasive action that`s just ... crossing the road. It`s different in different parts of Europe. Pretty strict in Scandanavia and Germany but Italy...

I`ve read that Jay walking (to walk like a rube who doesn`t understand city ways) was more or less invented by car manufacturers and dealers in the US in the early part of the last century to establish that the car ruled the road. Prior to that all road users were equal and should apply sensible care on the roads.

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Female 511
Runemang: all the relevant information has been provided for you. There are indeed facts available.
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Male 1,152
Runemag, click on the youtube button, that brings you to the video source. This source has additional information about the happenings. Then you click the link, and you get more additional information, including quotes from the chief of police.
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Male 2,675
Most of you guys, including the original poster, are making an assumption based on ... well, pretty much no information whatsoever. All I see is a girl in cuffs, then put in a police cruiser, then screaming her head off ... I don`t see anything to suggest that she wasn`t singled out by the cops for them to rape her in the back of the squad car and implant their nazi babies in her ... and I see nothing to suggest that she didn`t match the description of a wanted fugitive or when asked politely to use the crosswalk she pulled an uzi out of her vajayjay and started shooting up the neighborhood.

There are zero facts here.
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Male 15,270
I am surprised they didn`t just shoot her in the gut.
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Male 2,357
@dj

No worries, I was merely asking for clarification. Your previous post carries with it an implication that it is OK to arrest her in this case because her actions were potentially dangerous to herself.

Here`s a different question for you: do you think that Jay-Walking is something so heinous as to be deserving of physical detention?

If not, as a former police officer, how would you handle such a moral dilemma? Would you disobey/disregard the law, or, would you enforce it despite your moral obligation?

I`m not trying to be a d*ck and I`m not trying to trap you. I am legitimately interested in what you would do if you were instructed to arrest someone for something you don`t believe should be an arrestable offence.
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Male 2,344
it is time to let the police know they work for us, not the other way around.

stand up to them in all legal ways, vote, protest, resist unlawful and endangering orders.

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Male 11,739
Cops are a$$holes. Period.
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Male 883
@HumanAction

I did not suggest that at all. She was arrested for jaywalking. Her own action, or rather inaction caused the rest of the charges. And had she not been in her own little world probably would simply had gotten a citation for the jaywalking...if that even.
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Male 5,872
All those innocent people she put at risk! Nail her up!
Seriously folks; when I was working in Greenwich Ct, every street intersection had a copper.
You stop, you wait.
He stops the cars; when they have stopped, he waves you across the road.
You say "Thank-you Officer".
He says "Thank-you Sir".
America certainly has some weird traffic regulations.
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Male 1,152
@madduck, she crossed at a intersection without waiting for the crosswalk sign to turn green. It is just as illegal as a car running a red light, and just as dangerous.

@caper454 while you are correct that texas does not have a stop and identify law, the female had broken a law, by not cooperating with the officers, they could not ticket her, and as such are required to bring her into the station until she can be identified.
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Male 177
It`s waaaay past time that US cops became answerable for their actions...and their lack of fitness.
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Male 820
Isn`t jay walking a no no? If she crossed the street in a non-crosswalk area with traffic, then yes it`s bad. They could have been just trying to stop her to say be careful next time, but she ran.
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Female 8,055
sooo- since when did crossing the road become illegal?? how the hell do you go anywhere?
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Male 2,357
@dj

[quote]You know, those things that can kill you in an instant if you`re too stupid to pay attention?[/quote]
Just to clarify, are you suggesting that they arrested her for her own good?
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Male 39,921

How odd. Usually screaming in a cops face "I DIDN`T DO ANYTHING WRONG!!!!" works and they let you go.
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Male 883
Well at least the anti-cop brigade is still alive and kicking!

If she had that music up so loud she couldn`t hear police officers telling her to stop do you think she`d hear...oh I dunno...cars, buses and the like? You know, those things that can kill you in an instant if you`re too stupid to pay attention?
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Male 39,921

I`ve been clear in the past I`m not fan of the cops, but this time it`s on the jogger. She was not arrested for crossing the street. When a cop tells you to stop you don`t keep going. When they put you in cuffs you don`t resist. Right or wrong you don`t or you are giving them a reason to arrest you "resisting arrest"

She was arrested for being an ass hole.
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Male 3,210
@caper454- So I guess the chief of police there is really saying, my cops aren`t as criminal as other cops, so be happy!
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Male 1,071
She obviously did stop running because I doubt any of those fat-ass cops could have caught her.
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Male 3,210
Land of the free- free to assault folks because you have a badge, home of the brave- cause you know internal reviews will automatically clear you- so, what`s to fear?
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Male 2,669
That`s some fine police work!

Yay for hero cops!
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Female 511

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2014/02/20/woman-arrested-on-24th-street-after-crossing-intersection

The chief of police rationalized this incident by saying that at least his officers didn`t rape her. The girl in question was formally charged with "failure to identify", which isn`t a real crime anyway.
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Male 155
They only put her in cuffs so she wouldn`t run. You think those Donut cops could chase her..
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Male 883
So the fact that she did not remove the earbuds so that she could actually hear the officers when they approached her is all the officer`s fault too right?
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Male 977
not gonna formulate an opinion based solely on the information presented in this video, however, assuming this is true, what a waste of police time..
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Male 2,106
Make sure to make your judgments based solely on the caption
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Male 2,669
More hero cops, putting their lives on the line to protect YOU from skinny chicks!

Seriously, what a couple of freaking fat non-nice individuals.
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Female 511
Link: Jogger Arrested For Crossing Street [Rate Link] - If we are SOOOO free, why can they do this to us?
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