posted on May, 31 2013 @ 01:00 PM
Originally posted by sylent6
If the officer tells you to stop horseplaying in the water because an accident could happen..well stop doing it and move on.
The real question is - is that a lawful order by statute? The cop doesn't get to make up # as he goes, he's supposed to enforce laws. Not make them.
Is there an order against horseplay? Other than, of course, some mopery law that should be taken away from cops anyway.
eta: it sounds like the cops were mistaken about a fight, then were embarrassed and had to take action to "control the situation". You act the way you
etaa: when we first moved the business to Florida, we were out trotting down the beach road one morning when a local cop instructed us we were to pick
up and bag garbage someone had thrown out on the verge. We politely informed him it was not our garbage, which he knew because he had sat there and
watched us chugging that way from a half mile off, it was not our property and was on city right of way anyway, it was not a lawful order, and at any
rate there was no protective equipment. He informed is "I'm the law and I'm giving you an order, so it's a lawful order". Alas for him, that proved to
be so very untrue, when our attorney called the city and thanked them for his opportunity to take them to federal court for his very first opportunity
to defend someone's 13th amendment rights. It turns out "lawful order" has a very limited definition. Which they all got to relearn, at length, since
they didn't seem to know that.
Seriously, if it was just up to some beach cop to decide when 'horseplay' is illegal, why don't they run up into a high school football game and issue
a few lawful orders for them to stop hitting each other?Answer - they can't. They don't have that authority.
edit on 31-5-2013 by Bedlam
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