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Originally posted by Zipdot
Maybe the cops could have gotten the woman to relinquish her grasp by giving her a nipple-twister. What do you think, subz?
Originally posted by Dubiousone
Subz, you can exclude me from your broad generalization. She did not deserve what she got and she certainly did not deserve to be tazed. This incident is an example of the cops violently flexing their muscle to intimidate!
Originally posted by subz
How people can justify endangering the unborn child over this baffles me. There are laws surrounding child endangerment that supercede traffic infractions and the cop seriously screwed up in his obligation to protect that unborn child. He did the tazering, not the woman.
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Originally posted by JoeDoaks
This focus on the fetus is wrongheaded and inflammatory on your part.
Originally posted by AKAELI
so yall blamin the woman?...she was late & speedin endangerin the child yeah, but shut ur piewhole u speed in a hurry too & taser use is bs whenever it happens, police shouldnt use it nearly as much as they do,
dont defend the damn dirty feds, yall might as well be the feds dont make me cut some bacon off your back j/p for real though F the police
Suck Case Law!
What did you read?
Nothing said herein means that an officer cannot ask a motorist to "copy receive" a traffic citation, or that the motorist who refuses such a request cannot be convicted under RCW46.61.021(3). We hold only that a motorist who declines to make a promise to appear in court does not, by that act alone, refuse to acknowledge receipt of a copy of a traffic citation.
We hold only that a motorist who declines to make a promise to appear in court does not, by that act alone, refuse to acknowledge receipt of a copy of a traffic citation.
Tilton at 77 Wn. App. 180
"As the City conceded at oral argument, a motorist stopped for a traffic infraction has no legal duty to promise to appear in court; if he or she refuses to make such a promise, he or she can be taken to jail, but he or she does not commit a crime merely by virtue of the refusal."
Any person requested to identify himself to a law enforcement officer pursuant to an investigation of a traffic infraction has a duty to identify himself, give his current address, and sign an acknowledgment of receipt of the notice of infraction.
Any person who wilfully fails to . . . comply with RCW 46.61.021(3) , is guilty of a misdemeanor.
RCW 46.64.015. The statute adds that in order to secure release,
the arrested person "must give his or her written promise to appear in
court as required by the citation and notice by signing in the
appropriate place the written citation and notice served by the arresting
officer. . . ." RCW 46.64.015
Case Law - Washington v Richards
It thus appears that the "promise to appear" portion of a citation is
an essential feature of a traffic citation. If the arrestee refuses to
sign the citation, he or she may be held in jail.
The failure to give that signature has legal effect, as does the failure to
appear as promised after a signature is provided.