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Jogger Arrested in Austin, Texas

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posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 09:28 PM
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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.

Jogger Arrested in Austin, Texas

Just saw this story on The Blaze. Not too many details of why the woman was even stopped by the police but, according to the PD spokeswoman, she was charged with "failure to identify".

Scary, scary world we live in and it seems to only be getting worse.


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posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 09:32 PM
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It's a good thing they nabbed her before she injured anyone.



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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As fast as that,yep.Whether the jogger looked like someone the cops were looking for or not,she probably didn't have her ID on her.I think they arrested her for that but only guessing.
Jaywalking?With real criminals on the loose?Really,a college girl.I'm getting sick of these badged bastards bullying people.

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posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 09:38 PM
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must have been a slow day and the cops were having trouble meeting their "quota" for the day



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 09:47 PM
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Yeah, that tubby bastage arrested her because she made him run after him, and he lost an ounce or two



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 09:59 PM
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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.
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posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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Thank god they caught this little criminal. I mean this is America, land of the free. How can we be free if we have criminals committing vile acts like this on the streets. Maybe some jail time will teach her a lesson. I think three years hard time would fit the crime fine. After she does her time we can sit around laughing while she tries to find a job. I know I cant wait to put on my holier than though face as I explain to her that I simply cannot allow her to live in this neighborhood because criminals aren't redeemable and she is a liability.


USA USA USA USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 10:29 PM
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One of the witnesses said they were giving out jaywalking tickets, however, there is no mention of her being cited for jaywalking, or even jayjogging. Her being startled by the cop grabbing her arm (she was running, with headphones on, and grabbed from behind) I guess gave them what they needed since she "resisted" arrest. They had to take her in the alley because she started making a scene.

Smart girl.



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 10:41 PM
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Some of us who have,or do live in high crime areas see this as ridiculous.So while these cops are arresting,processing this kid someone,somewhere could be fighting for their very life.I was almost beaten to death by a gang at a train station.The fast response by police and the EMT's saved my life.
My point is someone could have died while these fat fks are arresting jaywalkers.



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 10:55 PM
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I'm not by any means condoning the officers actions, in fact it's pretty disgusting if they're trumping up charges....it doesn't surprise me, and I'm pretty hardline jaded from things I've seen over the years on the streets.

You should have seen that area before they "cleaned up" all the homeless kids and homeless veterans, street performers, and backpacking travelers in the late 90's.

Back then, you never saw the "injustices" because they had a plethora of "undesirables" to pick on, leaving the average run of the mill college kids to go about their educations and casual lives relatively unhindered by police action.

But now it's all cleaned up and homogenized with trendy and overpriced shoppes and corporate entities, leaving....well, nice young ladies on jogs to target instead of some grungy homeless kid panhandling with a bedroll on the sidewalk.

Funny, no one really cared back when it was just the "dirty people" getting hauled off.
Just a bit of modern day irony.



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 11:03 PM
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Oh no GENERAL EYES.I'm sure you don't condone this behavior.I just went off when you mention that this has been going on for a long time.I just wanted to point out that possibly these cops should be available for life and death situations and used you observations as a point.Wasn't directed at you.
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posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 11:14 PM
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No worries, lol - it happens.



On a side note:

But you have to wonder, with all those bright shiny new shoppes and newcomers descending on the area....who among the public constituency asked for greater numbers of police in that area to "protect" them (or their children attending school)?

Back in the day, the number of officers who showed up for this one girl would have accounted for the entire Guadalupe Police Force. So, someone somewhere has to be pulling strings to make sure the New Kids are properly "protected" from any sort of "undesirable" that may wander into the area.

I know this sounds so reverse-elitist, but aside from the jaywalking and parking violations, there has never really been a problem with any serious crimes in that area for decades now. It's just college kids, tourists and travelers for the most part....except now, there is a lot more money in the area than before.

Coincidence?
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posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 11:31 PM
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seems like a pretty pissy move on the cops part, giving jaywalking tickets to people just trying to stay in shape.
it couldn't have been hard to see that she had head phones and couldn't hear them, and he probably startled her when he grabbed her.
pretty sad if you ask me, but things are starting to make less sense any more.

and i can understand her being mad, upset, and maybe even being scared. but one thing i've never understood, why do people continue to fight, scream, kick, bite, spit, scratch and claw, after the cop hooks em up. i mean once the cuffs are on, the average person isn't going to get free, and the cops sure as hell ant gonna let you go. maybe if your all fired up on angel dust or some 6 foot 5 325 lb muscle bound behemoth you could break out of the old style cuffs but the new ones, i don't think so.

all your gonna do is make things worse, piss off the cop or cops, and maybe even get your a@@ beat. lesson to learn. if you ever get hooked up, don't continue to fight or argue. just suck it up the worse, thing that is gonna happen with in the next hour or so is just a little time spent in jail.

well i guess that depends on how ruff a city or town you live is. then just do a crazy act and get put in solitary. if you got a good lawyer or if you can't afford one, maybe you'll get a good public defender, and they get you off with just fines and maybe some probation.



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 11:32 PM
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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.



posted on Feb, 21 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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Failed to identify? What did she fail to identify as... being stupid??!!



posted on Feb, 22 2014 @ 05:57 AM
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yet people try to say its not a police state in amerika these days .. its bad getting arrested because you dont show your papers .. and equally disgusting people just stand by .. watch and take pictures rather than step in and stand up for another citizen ..



posted on Feb, 22 2014 @ 08:47 AM
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GENERAL EYES
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.
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Yes, the students there are VERY bad about not watching what they are doing, and jumping out in the street regardless of the traffic. The jaywalking tickets may be easy cash, but it's also very necessary IMHO to try to stop dumb kids from doing dumb things in traffic. I've seen near accidents with my own eyes while driving around there.

I can't tell from the video exactly what happened right before the arrest, but what may have happened was, they tried to stop her for jaywalking, surprised her because she was wearing earbuds (REALLY stupid to wear earbuds with loud music while you are in and around car traffic), and when they tried to get her info to give her the ticket, she may have refused to give her info -- which led in her arrest for "failure to identify". She only made it worse by pitching a fit - now it's not just failure to identify - it's resisting arrest. I believe if she had just given them her information calmly, she could have gotten the ticket and been on her way. That would have been so much easier for the cops then actually having to arrest her. Now they gotta take her downtown and fill out a bunch of paperwork, etc., etc. I'm sorry, but she really came across to me as a spoiled little brat. My step daughter used to go to UT, and there are a lot of spoiled little brats going there (not my step-daughter of course - she never got arrested or ticketed for jaywalking



posted on Feb, 22 2014 @ 08:54 AM
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You have to remember in Hiibel vs Nevada, 542 U.S. 177 the Supreme Court upheld the Stop and Identify law as not violating the 4th amendment and being a criminal act, so they could technically have arrested her for NOT giving her information.

Just an aside but one that is worthy of note here as it seems to be the issue everyone is harping upon.

Now should they have acted this way to her? No way of knowing what happened before the camera rolled but her fit certainly didn't help her, although a simple warning and ticket would have been more appropriate..



posted on Feb, 22 2014 @ 09:08 AM
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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.


Yes, and also, most women don't feel safe being tagged by big male cops, ie, I'm not at all sure that I would not be resisting majorily myself, based on the suspicion that they are getting away with crimes and sexual abuse of victims, and also, when you haven't done anything wrong, and they work for you, its kidnapping by an armed psycho, and you can't comply with that at all.

You can't comply with injustice. And many are hardwired to not comply with bullies and criminals, and anyone that would misuse authority is a criminal. And if they're a criminal and misusing power like this, you wouldn't know if they intend to rape, maim or murder you, so you'd be fighting for you life, much akin to someone who kidnaps people off the street and throws them in trunks.
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posted on Feb, 22 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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My word..i really thought when i read on here going back years now, members would post things like 'America is becoming like NAZI Germany...' and 'Cops acting like stormtroopers demanding 'Show me your PAPERS!'..i used to think they were over the top agitators, or militant types trying to stir up bad feeling, where really it wasn't deserved.

Now, i don't think that they were over the top.

Is it really now a crime for an innocent citizen going about their lawful business to not show ID?

Really?! That is almost surreal.

Only a couple of decades ago, such a thing would have been trotted out all over the MSM as propaganda against the former Soviet Union and their draconian anti-freedom and oppressive practices.

The bigger you are the harder you fall i suppose.



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