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Bloodied 70-year-old woman cuffed for having a brown lawn

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posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 08:53 AM
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Bloodied 70-year-old woman cuffed for having a brown lawn


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OREM, Utah (AP) -- A 70-year-old woman arrested in a dispute over her brown lawn pleaded not guilty Tuesday, then stood by as a Los Angeles lawyer waved handcuffs for the cameras outside court.
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Betty Perry, left, sits with attorney Gloria Allred in Utah's Fourth District Court on Tuesday in Orem, Utah.

Betty Perry is charged with resisting arrest and failing to maintain her landscaping, both misdemeanors.
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 19-9-2007 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 08:53 AM
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Just adds to the plethora if stories like this in the recent weeks.

amazing!

www.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:07 AM
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They actually FORCE you to maintain your lawn?

Huh, free country my achin' #!



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:09 AM
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thats just fantastic....

it's sad when you have to 'worry' about the cops just showing up at your joint to brace you for something....

out of control.....



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:23 AM
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I've just phoned my friend Al Bore and he said the lady should be commended for saving The Planet's scarce resource.



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:26 AM
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i don't know what the situation is on that side of the country but where i am we're having major drought issues. i can see the bottom of a lake bed that i haven't seen in the 4 years i've lived here and people are getting fined for not watering their lawns. pretty f'ed up.



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:32 AM
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I'm waiting for the usual bootlickers to come in and defend this: "well she was breaking the law! She didn't immediately submit to the guy in the jackboots!"

LOL



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:37 AM
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Or "she resisted arrest!! she deserves everything she gets!! its against the law so she deserves it"

This is just too stupid for me to imagine, why would someone get arrested for not watering their lawn, its beyond belief, it doesn't make sense to my mind, where the common sense and respect these days?



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posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:42 AM
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anOmaly33,

See any UFO's on that lake bed?

I think this story may be about meeting targets in the Police Force.

In the UK even the most petty of things, if reported, have to be acted upon.
This means the officers filling out a huge amount of paperwork just to meet 'targets' set by the Government.
The officers themselves complain it's getting in the way of 'real' policing.

This then gives rise to a feeling of 'helplessness' when a crime is committed and the Police don't turn up in time 'cos they're busy with forms.



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:45 AM
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She was arrested July 6 after failing to give her name to a police officer who visited her home.



A state investigation found that Officer James Flygare acted properly in arresting Perry after trying to get her to cooperate.



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:45 AM
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during the struggle she fell and injured her nose. I call bs on this one. They asked her name she said no. They grabbed her arm, she pulled away, they took her down to the ground.

I am surprised they didn't taser her saying "get up or we will taser you again."

meanwhile she is saying "I've fallen, I can't get up"

Zap Zap again

[edit on 19-9-2007 by Redge777]



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:55 AM
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A state investigation found that Officer James Flygare acted properly in arresting Perry after trying to get her to cooperate.


Yeah, because a "state investigation" is going to be completely neutral and evenhanded when it comes to "investigating" a servant of, errr, the State...

The authorities always cover eachother's behinds, it's a professional courtesy...



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:56 AM
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If the police were at her house,was it necessary for them to ask her name?
I would have assumed they would have had it already.All they need do is look up who the residence was listed under.
And when has it become a legal matter if you have green,brown,or even purple lawn?
Isnt one's property,private property?
If the owner wants to decorate his or her lawn with dinosaurs and smurfs,thats THEIR business,not the cops.



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by elevatedone

She was arrested July 6 after failing to give her name to a police officer who visited her home.



A state investigation found that Officer James Flygare acted properly in arresting Perry after trying to get her to cooperate.




BS.

Bloodying up a 70yo woman is never proper. She was no threat, and walked away physically harmed from direct action by the police.

As for a state investigator approving of these actions, that doesn't make it right, only legal.



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 10:02 AM
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Surely the real issue is that you can prosecuted for not wasting precious resources ......

I could understand if she was watering her garden during a water shortage and had been told not too. But not watering her garden? That's like being arrested for not speeding or not being drunk and disorderly.

Tells the world an awful lot about small town America.


Edit: just noticed she didn't even have any mains water supply.

So that's like being arrested for not speeding when you don't even have a car ....



(Unless there are aspects to the story not being mentioned by the media, in order to make it more of a story? Bearing in mind the only thing you can rely on the media to do is to get their facts wrong and misquote out of context)

[edit on 19-9-2007 by Essan]



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by Redge777
during the struggle she fell and injured her nose. I call bs on this one. They asked her name she said no. They grabbed her arm, she pulled away, they took her down to the ground.

I am surprised they didn't taser her saying "get up or we will taser you again."

meanwhile she is saying "I've fallen, I can't get up"

Zap Zap again

[edit on 19-9-2007 by Redge777]

And it begins



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 10:10 AM
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This should have been handled by the city in witch she lives, she should have received a letter advising her of the law and to water her lawn, Not IMHO having a cop show up.

You would think the cops here would have better things to do, you know like making up evidence against a teenager, or soliciting a minor, or tasering a real criminal for jaywalking, or a student for asking a politician a question.

This is the life We have created in America, We really need to do something about this, our police seem to be way too militant. We can start by creating civilian oversight of our police and policies.



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 10:14 AM
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People who try to justify or defend things like this are very much genration "Me, my immediate family, screw anyone else"...

Anyone who has a shred of NORMAL human decency within themselves would see this situation as outrageous and disgusting...

Frankly it sickens me to see so many people post on a CONSPIRACY THEORY WEBSITE who tend to support the status quo in society

Are you people that blind that what you support is going to result in the subjugation of us all ?? Or...are you only interested in getting your kid into the best college thru bribes and kickbacks, or selling your personal info in order to better your business...Which you don't own, btw...only work for...

Keep doing that for ten years and I know where both of us will be...Equal...In the gutter once called humanity

People like this are not the source of all this...But they have enabled it and perpetuated it until it is out of control...And destruction of all involved is the only way to end it...

How dare any law enforcement official lay a finger on a 70 yo woman, EVER !!!

This is totally beyond comprehension...As many, many people have said in the last 10 yrs or so...Every single major empire that has existed in the world has fallen in a most dramatic way...

The USA is no exception to this...The US will fall in the most explosive way any other empire in the history of the planet has fallen...When ? Be it 5, 10 or 50 yrs it will happen..

And its falling will bring about the greatest catastrophe to befall mankind since we left the trees..

The sad thing is, the whole fate and direction of this is seated in the hands of the citizens of the USA...and I'd hazard a guess, far more of them don't give a...

Sad for humanity indeed



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by LDragonFire
We can start by creating civilian oversight of our police and policies.


How do we start this? I want to join. I'm getting sick of hearing of police abuse whether it be tasering 6 year olds or trumping up charges on camera. I want to start policing the police.



posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 10:22 AM
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Sigh. Yet another ridiculous situation. I'm not sure who is stupider, the woman who got in an argument over her lawn, or the police arresting her for it. I'm going to go with the police, as they are supposed to be compus mentis enough to carry loaded firearms, so I'd have thought something that simple would have been within their ability.

After the events in Florida with Kerry, this sort of thing doesn't really hit me as a surprise. The Brown Shirts are coming back.




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