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It allegedly started with her jogging in her toe shoes and sporting headphones. It ended in video of her screaming and being led away in handcuffs. What happened in between is a matter of debate, but video showing parts of the incident is certainly gaining traction online.
Whatever the woman did to get the attention of Austin, Texas police, a witness’ video of cops detaining her on a city sidewalk Thursday morning then escorting her to a nearby squad car indicate she was not happy with their actions.
I know exactly where that location is, an old haunt of mine.
If things haven't changed too much since my last visit, the photographer was standing in the patio area and sidewalk right outside the new "Starbucks" they planted there about ten years back.
Hate to break it to folks who aren't familiar with the Austin scene, but they've been arresting folks for jaywalking that area for decades now. It's right across the street (about a block and a half) from the University of Texas campus off Guadalupe Street.
They also tow cars like mad in that area, and jaywalking tickets are quite common - because, well - college kids are easy targets for misdemeanors and it's fast easy cash in hand.edit on 2/21/14 by GENERAL EYES because: amended spelling error
reply to post by lovebeck
All the while, those same cops wonder why the populace hates them..…
I'm for LEO, but I am 100% against abuse of power. Those toad freaks are a total waste of taxpayer dollars! No reason in any logical mind to elevate a jaywalking citation with the use of force. Using cuffs is a use/show of force. Cramming that lady into the car is an abuse of force.
I pray that she gets lots of money from this. The suspected crime isn't commensurate with this level of force.