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Originally posted by Nefarious
reply to post by sensible thought
In fact, the only one obstructing justice or engaging in disorderly conduct is the cop. It is the cop who decides the remark was a threat to his ego and thus obstructed his own task in order to assault the passerby for what the cop chose to take as an insult. It is the cop who was acting unreasonably, and unlawfully, toward the joker.
Assault (or perhaps aggravated, depending on local code)
Filing a False Police Report
Enciting a Riot
should be racked up against the police involved. I've certainly seen cops charge citizens with these crimes for far less reasons.
edit on 21-4-2011 by Nefarious because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by pngxp
all the people freaking out about abuse of power are all correct.
we should do away with all laws, everything from jaywalking to murder.
that way, when you decide you want to cross the street whenever YOU want, regardless of everyone else around, and you get hit by a car and killed. the driver wont be charged with murder. because all laws are bad and pointless right?
and as for the 2nd guy. it really is his fault and his fault alone. when cops tell you to do something, you do it. whether its to stop running your mouth or to put the weapon down. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO IT. PERIOD. if you dont, thats your decision and you have to face the consequences.
society has laws for a reason, it needs laws for a reason. and if everyone starts picking and choosing which ones they deem appropriate, it all collapses.
yes the cops should have and could have handled it better. a simple warning should be more than sufficient for a minor infraction. but still. laws are laws.
Originally posted by brindle
If i was the cop and I asked him to show me his I.D.,and he walked away from me like that,I would have thrown him down cuffed him,and booked him for failure to obey orders and acting like a fool in public