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Couple Arrested For Asking For Directions

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posted on May, 3 2010 @ 01:47 AM
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I didn't see where it said they drove away to ask another officer for directions, it said they flagged him down.


Collins said the couple spotted another police vehicle and flagged that officer down for directions. But Officer Natalie Preston, a six-year veteran of the force, intervened.

"That really threw us for a loop when she stepped in between our cars," Kelly said. "(She) said my partner is not going to step in front of me and tell you directions if I'm not."


It's not bad enough that she couldn't just be a decent human being and give them directions, but then she refused to "allow" her partner to giev them directions either. I don't understand why female cops always have to be such hard butts.




posted on May, 3 2010 @ 02:11 AM
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Being born and raised in Baltimore I attest to the horrible job the Baltimore city police do. If its not corruption or false evidence its this.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 02:14 AM
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I am also bemused by the "tresspassing on a public street" thing...

How is this possible, or is this some screwy American term that means the opposite of what it says, like Public school's over there are state schools when here in the UK they are private?

That said, had they not continued to drive aropund after the Officer advised them of "running a stop sign", whatever that means, they where asking for trouble. Should have just pulled over, dealt with that and got your directions at the same time.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 04:00 AM
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It appears that the general public is learning to FEAR and avoid the police at all costs.

However, the police seem to have a total contempt for the general public. A friend is a police officer in the UK and when she talks about her job it appears that she is 'brainwashed' into believing that the public is all bad and dangerous and out to get the police. It would be interesting to know more of her training but I don't like to ask.......in case she gets her CS gas or baton out!

Anyway, last week in the UK, a man stopped his car and rescued a two year child who was trapped in a burning vehicle. He gave the child to a bystander and drove off. The Police said they needed to speak to him and put an appeal out for him.

However, on reading people's comments in the Daily Mail Website, they were overwhelmingly against this man having anything to do with the police fearing that he would be arrested, his DNA stolen and he would be fitted up with a criminal charge just so the police could score 'brownie points'.

The people learn quickly.

Whether the police want to 'co exist' in this manner may not necessarily be in their best interests as many are choosing to NEVER help the police and NEVER report anything they see.

They have become like a rabid dog, biting here there and everywhere just for the sake of it.

It's a shame as the UK plod used to be Fantastic!!



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 04:57 AM
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hmm - once again a large segment of ATS has ` rushed to judgement ` after hearing only one side of the case - absolutely unbelievable



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 05:13 AM
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Hmm, indeed again IA.

Just like that "rape" thread. I'm just hopeful if ever I am wrongly accused of a crime or what have you, the Jury are not ATS readers, otherwise I'm boned.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 05:56 AM
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So if they ran a stop sign, admitted to it and agreed that a fine was justified why didnt the cop give them directions with their ticket???

Cant blame the officers....They are trained in the police academy to treat everyone like a criminal first until they prove otherwise...



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 06:29 AM
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I have a lousy sense of direction and I easily get lost.
I once got lost, leaving a friend's house, in another state.
I drove around for nearly an hour before sighting a police
car.I was so glad to see that officer that I almost cried.
This officer did give me directions to continue on my trip.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 06:32 AM
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Yep right with the there is bad seeds in every bunch, no most police are bad seeds.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 07:23 AM
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If charges had been laid, there would have been another side to the case. Being released after 8 hours weakens any justification the police officer may have had in their actions.

Not even a limp wristed resisting arrest or disturbing the peace charge to make it even look justified.

The case would stand on its own merits if there was enough there to bring charges.

So no, I wouldnt call it a rush to judgement, I would call it a rush to arrest.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by ventian

Originally posted by RestingInPieces

Originally posted by ventian
The woman police officer in the incident should definitely be fired if all this is true. Another thing that bothers me is, where is the captain during this whole fiasco? It seems high time to get the alphabet agencies in that dept. and clean house.


They ran a stop sign to ask for directions, where they could clearly see the officer, and vice versa... and then told the officer that it "It wasn't a big deal. We'll pay the stop sign violation, but can we have directions?"

Right, FIRE THAT WOMAN!!


Those kids got what they deserved.


8 hours in jail and no charges filed. Yes, I say, fire that woman, if this is true. This is gonna cost the taxpayers of that city much money, I promise you. If she cannot handle herself better then she should be fired. I was raised by a police officer. His motto has always been "Citizen's rights first". This is how the police are supposed to think and most do. This woman (again if true) threw their rights in the trash.


Don't worry, the fine for the stop sign is going to pay it all. Since they were being belligerent idiots, I'm sure they got charged the max, which is around $350 give or take. Plus, they merely left them in the cell for 8 hours. That doesn't cost much, if anything. I doubt they had to hire a cleaning crew afterward.

They didn't charge them either, so that's no cost paper-work and no cost man hours.

I don't see why you are getting up-in-arms over two idiots telling the police that they think they can run stop signs if they pay the "stop-sign toll".



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by BingeBob
So if they ran a stop sign, admitted to it and agreed that a fine was justified why didnt the cop give them directions with their ticket???


Because they basically told the officers that their job isn't a big deal. On top of that, they admit to playing the catch-me-screw me game; they showed their asses and their "It's only illegal if you get caught." mentality. It shows a complete lack of understanding of the purpose of stop-signs.

Besides, It's 2010. Who the hell has to ask for directions anymore? It's an anachronism.

"Hail Guv'na! Dost thou knoweth the way to ye olde' horse carriage repair shoppe?"

"Oy! Bite ye lip! Thou art to be imprisoned for no more than 8 hours!"



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by RestingInPieces

Originally posted by BingeBob
So if they ran a stop sign, admitted to it and agreed that a fine was justified why didnt the cop give them directions with their ticket???


Because they basically told the officers that their job isn't a big deal. On top of that, they admit to playing the catch-me-screw me game; they showed their asses and their "It's only illegal if you get caught." mentality. It shows a complete lack of understanding of the purpose of stop-signs.

Besides, It's 2010. Who the hell has to ask for directions anymore? It's an anachronism.

"Hail Guv'na! Dost thou knoweth the way to ye olde' horse carriage repair shoppe?"

"Oy! Bite ye lip! Thou art to be imprisoned for no more than 8 hours!"



Yeah except for those pesky 4th and 8th amendments...

Jail is supposed to segregate persons that are deemed unfit for society NOT for running a stop sign and especially NOT for telling a cop they dont matter...(1st amendment)



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 08:44 AM
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My motto is never call the pigs for help. If someone is not shot bleeding or injured, there is always more risk of getting a bad pig showing up gung ho than a reasonable, normal human being.

Those kids should get a job, get a smart phone with gps and google maps, and then they can be reliant on themselves and not the pigs.

I am shocked in todays age, when most of our pigs are returning vets from these Middle East wars, (with all of the unresolved baggage that comes with that,) that people still call them into non emergency situations, or ask them for assistance.

WAKE UP AMERICA!!

The Pigs are NOT here to help you anymore. WE are the ENEMY.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 08:56 AM
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i live not too far from Chantilly Virginia and travel to Baltimore all the time to visit the Zoo. Baltimore is arguably the scariest place on the east coast, it is much worse than South East DC. If i were the two kids and i was lost in Baltimore i would be scared out of my mind.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 09:34 AM
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Dang - I'll admit I've asked officers for directions or help several times and never had any major trouble. 95% have been helpful and about 5% rude jerks.

Once I did have an officer I knew tell me several years ago (and he was about ready to retire). He said, "POP isn't a crime. But some cops will turn it into one." I asked him what "POP" stood for. He said, "****ing Off Police".

It sounds like "POP" is all these people are guilty of based on the story.

I dunno if more officers are treating POP as an arrestable offense these days or not - but it sure seems like more people are going to jail for it based on all the articles and such.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 09:38 AM
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The only way to get these horrid cops under control is to SUE them in Federal court. If you can read and write, you can file a pro se case in court that will rock the cops world.

Unless direct action is taken, or a lawsuit filed, these outrages will continue. this is all about the cops EGO...they think themselves to be GODS...above the rest of us, and above accountability.

One day I believe that most cops will be too afraid to violate rights...either action will be taken by the citizens to remove them, or a lawsuit will take all the cops have....take their homes...cars....money...boats...and future salaries...take it all.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 11:09 AM
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'This occurred in 2005, and the couple were originally stopped for running a red light. The charges were dropped. It is old news. There was an internal investigation which disclosed more to the incident than the couple reported to the news.'




[edit on 3-5-2010 by Goethe]



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 11:14 AM
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[edit on 3/5/2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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That was from another, more informed individual at InfoWars. He found it, I read it, and figured the whole story is better than just part.


I agree though, the cops are wrong, like most times.


Corporate Police systems never are for or by the people.

[edit on 3-5-2010 by Goethe]



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