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i got arrested.. for a belt buckle.

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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I'm real sorry, man. Seems the officer was clearly breaking your balls and did not have to arrest you.
That said though, having knuckles on any part of your person is indeed illegal. I would not have arrested you, but this guy did.

Seeing as you are going to draw unwanted attention to yourself because of your medical choices (Marijuana), you should use your head before going out. I'm not saying you did anything wrong, but I think you should just cover all of your bases for next time. (There will be a next time unfortunately). Your medical choice dictates that you have to plan on being patted down by an officer each and everytime you leave the comfort of your home or neighborhood.

I would think your case will be tossed aside and that the judge will offer you the same advice as I did.
Best of luck and keep puffin the pain away.

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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Maybe you should take a karate or boxing lesson.Learn to defend yourself without the need for weapons.A good punch can do major damage,brass knuckles are not needed in this world



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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In America you can carry a gun but not a set of brass knuckles!? Bizarre... As they say, only in America. lol

There's worse belts than that though. A friend of mine wears a belt which houses a knife...And thats here in Blighty where you can get arrested and end up in jail for simply staring at a police officer!



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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I dont feel sorry for you at all. The same free wheelin', if it feels good do it, liberal thinking that enacted your precious "medical pot smoking' law" that you know so much about, also outlawed the brass knuckles. It was probably attached to the dope law you voted for. It's your own damn fault.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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The point is,to keep weapons off the street.Whatever happened to back in the day,where real man settled their disputes with a fistfight.When it was over ,it was over.Everybody wants to take it to such a violent level.If you really need self defense,carry a tube of mace.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:10 PM
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i just got off the phone with a lawyer and he said my best bet would be to try and get it thrown out on an illegal search and seizure charge. even though i had marijuana, i was within legal limits. those legal limits were what he constituted as probable cause to search me and my car. the cop had no evidence of me doing anything illegal, yet he still searched me and my car



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:15 PM
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Sorry about that. I have encountered this type of thing also... Only I had no pot. They do this they go fishing or whatever and just drag up anything to eat even if it's a boot. So my advice to you is that you are in Cali so maybe you will be lucky. But besides that if you want this to stop then vote for Ron Paul in 2012. He is not racist or whatever from what I can see and have read, and he want's to put marijuana laws in the hands of the states. This would mean your state of California would have less trouble about this stuff.

There is much controversy now because it is legal in a California, but it isn't, but no it is, or is it. I'm tired of this silly business. This is the USA and we have a Core Democratic right to smoke pot and get high. Sorry, I don't think you will get out of this one, but just keep in mind the trolls will troll. There's not much you can do about it. Give your belt back to the guy and tell them it is illegal there, or put it up on a shelf. Try not to stick out so much, lol, what does that even mean... Like conform?

Yeah, they searched me for pot and stuff and found nothing so then they just made up stuff. The judge never showed up, but if they did I would have been fined. Hay at least this is not China in that case you would be shot. They shoot sexy young teenage girls over there, boys too, but the girls are extra surprising to hear about being executed. No one in Japan steals... because if you do you don't ever get to go to college ever again, or be included in existence any more, you will be doomed to sweep the streets. What a Utopia. It's a hop skip and jump away from just shooting you for it.

Oh yea also you should try not to be at the point where you will be put into debt like that. If you are a young college guy who has no money than sorry that these idiots can just mess up your monetary status like that for nothing, but if you are not then you should save your money and have more of a cushion to fall on in case of emergencies like this.

edit on 22-2-2011 by canofnothing because: I added a mention of the USA $$$.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Are you kidding? Here in the UK police and laws are much more lax. Many many people who get nicked for knife crime, sometimes even using it on a person don't even goto prison!

Btw i'd like to point out relating to my last post that when I was arrested for the same thing I accepted that I was breaking the law. Even if you dont ever use it as a weapon only on your belt the fact is its made to be used as a weapon if its the size of your hand. Luckily here in the UK with the lax laws I got a mere caution. I also had it in my pocket following an incident where I was attacked, the police were very hostile to me however I didnt even recieve a criminal record!



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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I carry hardened shatter resistant acrylic knuckles.

The law states "All weapons made of metal..."



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Bummer, you'd think cause it's a belt buckle it would be fine,a retailer shouldn't be allowed to have a belt buckle that looks like brass knuckles in California then,I live in MO. and I got pulled over once, being just a little high I hid my pipe where the officer could still see it....(Bonehead!!! lol) he asked me too step out,so i did,then he asked me whats that on your floorboard...i hesitated (knowing the jig was up) and said a marajuana pipe sir.he said ok ok it's not the crime of the century and proceeded to search my car which contained a small amount of pot(never found) a set of digital scales.(never found) and a 13 inch Rambo knife (Found!) under my seat and all he said was thats a big knife! got out went and had a meeting with his partner in the patrol car blinding me with that damn spotlight still,came back to me and said I'll tell you what I can't take you too jail if I don't have evidence and asked me to smash my pipe i confirmed that, that was the agreement and snatched it out of his hand and smashed it on the ground and he sent me on my way. Coolest cop I've ever Encountered.It just sounds to me this cop was a little upset you had weed on you and there was nothing he can do so he looked for an alternative method to arrest you which they do alot now a days. If one thing checks out they don't send you on your way..oh no they look for other ways to ticket or arrest you which has erked me for awhile now. we are quilty until proven innocent. the law is set up to help the criminal more then the victim anymore...sad



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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Wow! Most officers would have just taken the belt buckle and explained why you weren't allowed to have it in your possession.

Being as how he brought up your medical marijuana license first.... he might be one of those cops who believe this is just people abusing legal laws to obtain and use their drugs. In which case he decided to see if he could bust you for something.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by type0civ
I dont feel sorry for you at all. The same free wheelin', if it feels good do it, liberal thinking that enacted your precious "medical pot smoking' law" that you know so much about, also outlawed the brass knuckles. It was probably attached to the dope law you voted for. It's your own damn fault.


once again, assumptions get us nowhere good.
and on an unrelated note. please keep your politics out of this thread. i understand i posted it on the political form, but there is no need for the name calling. democrats, republicans, liberals or conservative, its all just different bodies in the same bed. they all get their money from the same pocket. its just another way to get you latched onto your brothers(or sisters) throat.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by tweakedvisions
i can walk down the street with a viking battle ax or a rifle on my back, but if i have brass knuckles or nunchucks or even some pocket change in my sock, i get locked up and marked a felon.


This is what happens when mindless liberals make the laws. That's just like the old "assault rifle" ban. all you have to do was change the stock or something like that on the gun so that it looks like a hunting rifle, and it was suddenly legal.

Sorry I don't have any advice except get a decent lawyer. Before it goes to trial a lawyer can plea bargain and get the charges reduced, especially if the prosecutor thinks he could possibly lose the case. It looks better for him to get you for SOMETHING than it does for him to lose.

Then move out of that loony-bin of a state when this is all over. I'd kill myself before I'd live in that corrupt cesspool with Boxer, Brown, Feinstein and Pelosi.



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by clintdelicious
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Are you kidding? Here in the UK police and laws are much more lax. Many many people who get nicked for knife crime, sometimes even using it on a person don't even goto prison!

Btw i'd like to point out relating to my last post that when I was arrested for the same thing I accepted that I was breaking the law. Even if you dont ever use it as a weapon only on your belt the fact is its made to be used as a weapon if its the size of your hand. Luckily here in the UK with the lax laws I got a mere caution. I also had it in my pocket following an incident where I was attacked, the police were very hostile to me however I didnt even recieve a criminal record!


Thats the system thats wrong then not the law being lax! You can get arrested for eyeballing a copper, spend a night in the cell and be released in the morning after being stood in front of the desk sergeant and promising to be a good boy from now on. Our prisons are so full now that they are forced to release you without charge. I do take your point though..



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by Turkenstein

Originally posted by SmokeandShadow
The people in this thread miss the point entirely...the point is that you can be arrested, put in prison, be fined and have you're life seriously ruined for truly insane reasons. I say "time to riot" not because this man was a lone arrest, but because we have allowed lawmakers to create a private prison country where you are criminalized for the most mundane things like "possession"...having a court date or winning a trial does nothing to change the law on the books. Even cases taken to the supreme court do little to untangle the web which comprises the system built to ensnare people. This whole "suck it up" is garbage meant to keep the peace and keep the machine running and I won't shut up about it or be drawn into false arguments...The cop was doing his job, but it is YOU'RE job to exercise you're liberty, refuse to comply and change things for the better. You either have freedom or you don't and no matter how you slice it, there is a giant deficit.
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You are delusional. You have a right to live safe without some a-hole clobbering you with a set of brass belt buckle knuckles. It also sounds like anyones arguement that doesn't agree with yours is "false." That kind of mindset is exactly what you are asking to revolt against. These laws are meant to protect us from the people with bad intentions. If everyone refused to comply, it would be chaos and no one would be safe and buisness would be impossible, then comes the cry for protection and laws will be made. What machine are you refering to? Only people with bad intentions would feel like they are in a prison in reference to our laws. What is it, exactly, that you feel you are restrained from doing by the "machine." We are the machine, shed you ignorance and make a change by actions not by contemp and instigation.



You are making the case to give away a little here and a little there until you no longer own your body or "your" property. Well, we are already there now thanks to such attitudes and calling me delusional shows how ignorant of you are of history and the founding documents. There is no "argument" regarding liberty, only an argument to take it away or maintain the current laughable state of things...



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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We also have this old warehouse here thats been converted into a giant and i mean GIANT flea market called SuperFlea located in between our upperclass section and lower class section of my city where you can buy anything,head shops,pornshops,furniture shops,clothing shops,audio shops,rims,live chickens ducks dogs birds i mean just about anything including weapons from someone who rents a space to sell stuff on the weekends I mean its not even a licensed gun/weapon shop but you can get knifes of all kinds, brass knuckles, switchblades clubs, tasers,crossbows everything thats illegal to have on any persons yet this place is secured by none other than the KCPD! people walk out of this place past officers with bongs&weapons daily. which is crazy they will protect a flea market that sells gobs of illegal crap daily then take a person to jail for having said things on them. only in America



posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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One piece of good news for the op is since these brass knuckles were a "gift",you can take them back to the store where they were bought,get a full refund,and apply the purchase price toward your legal bills.


Ex

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posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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You are delusional. You have a right to live safe without some a-hole clobbering you with a set of brass belt buckle knuckles...lol that line made me laugh.it is true though I agree dude shouldn't of had the old knuckle buckle on him in the first place. but really after he checks out to be a legal marijauna carrier there is no need for the officer to search him in the first place.. unless intoxicated at the time. I agree he shouldnt of had them on him,but he also should not have been searched... the law is the law the officer and this person broke the law plain and simple. If this was the NFL both penalties would offset eachother replay down...lol



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wow nice work my man way to help your fellow man



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