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posted on 27-7-2011 @ 21:25 this post
reply to post by homeslice
And the police didn't actually help the situation either, he was going to walk away but they blocked him. They made the situation worse that it would have probably been. If they had simply let the dude and the female walk away,.
What was the Female charged with any know?
Although concerns of police brutality at the beach have almost always been present, they have been raised over the past few years. Police are widely known for conducting illegal searches at the beach and issuing tickets to those who are in the water and/or mud pit, where it was technically illegal to be. Some of the worst cases of police brutality in the past four years have included a man being maced for not having a fishing license and a teen aged girl being badly roughhoused for possessing alcohol (a report on the incident can be found here). Both incidents were widely witnessed. In 2007, community members held a session of meetings to address the growing concern over activity at the beach. Neighbors voted down a proposal to build a large parking lot, but voted in favor of graveling the path to the beach, cutting down additional trees to make the path easier to navigate for patrol cars, and installing picnic tables, a grill, and a lifeguard.
In 1995, residents in the neighborhood surrounding Hidden Beach used money from the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) funds to hire off-duty police officers to patrol the beach more frequently. This was done officially through the Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA). The reasons behind this stemmed from a concern over illegal activity at the beach. Residents claimed that they were concerned with their safety and wanted to crack down on nudity, drug use, parties, and crime. It was also clearly evident that a lack of an official entrance to the beach represented a major obstacle for the park police to patrol and gain access freely. Patrons of the beach claimed that the wealthy residents in the surrounding neighborhood wanted to reduce or eliminate use by non-residents. Police publicly agreed with the beach-goers by reporting that crime was not any higher at the beach than it was at many other official beaches in Minneapolis. The Kenwood Isles Area Association pushed the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for a solution.
No threatening, profane, abusive, disorderly, insulting or indecent language, conduct or behavior, nor any act tending to a breach of the public peace, shall be allowed in or upon any park, parkway, beach, playground or park waters; nor shall any person play at games of chance, drink intoxicating liquor, or be drunk, or do any indecent, lascivious, lewd or improper act therein. (Code 1960, As Amend., § 1010.210)
Originally posted by silo13
TWO cops had their hands all over this guy before he was informed what the problem was and before they even mentioned he was arrested.
I dunno about you all but me? ANYONE puts their hands on me before telling me EXACTLY why, AND, without having a legal cause?
Flex your rights
No. Police are not required to tell you what you're being arrested for. Within 72 hours you have right to be brought before a judge or released. When brought before a judge, that's when the charges against you will be read.
Nevertheless, at the time of arrest, police will typically give you a basic explanation for why you're being taken into custody. Remember to keep your mouth shut and ask for a lawyer.