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Found this other article regarding this and the horrible response from the chief of police regarding this incident.
Chief says jaywalkers should be grateful they are not raped!
“quite frankly she wasn’t charged with resisting. She’s lucky I wasn’t the arresting officer, because I wouldn’t have been as generous. … In other cities there’s cops who are actually committing sexual assaults on duty, so I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas.”
“During the press conference I attempted to place the arrest into context by bringing attention to the fact that law enforcement deals with many acts of serious misconduct,” Acevedo backtracked. “This includes recent instances in the news of sexual assault by police officers in other cities. In hindsight I believe the comparison was a poor analogy, and for this I apologize. I stand committed to transparent leadership and will continue to engage the community we serve in an open, honest, and timely manner.”
- A person commits an offense if he intentionally refuses to give his name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has lawfully arrested the person and requested the information.
- A person commits an offense if he intentionally gives a false or fictitious name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has:
- lawfully arrested the person;
- lawfully detained the person; or
- requested the information from a person that the peace officer has good cause to believe is a witness to a criminal offense.
reply to post by Violater1
in the previous thread about this they said they had cleared all the real crime out of the area and now target college kids for easy revenue. if you have 4 cops on jaywalking patrol your city damn well better be crime free. why is it with crime at record lows we keep being told we need more police? and where is all this money going?
“There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” ― Ayn Rand
She was ultimately charged with failure to obey a pedestrian control device and failure to identify herself, according to the Daily Texan.
Acevedo says jaywalking is a serious issue in Austin. “I’d rather have everybody angry at me and my officers, then to see a young person lose their life needlessly,” he said at a press conference. “I’d rather be up here talking about this, than going to our 97th fatality involving a pedestrian or 1800th injury involving a pedestrian.”
Photos and a video of the arrest of Amanda Jo Stephen, 24, were posted Thursday to the blog of Christopher Lee Quintero in which the University of Texas junior questioned officers actions. The post has since been viewed more than 50,000 times after being linked in social media websites. Though initially critical, Quintero said he could see both sides when he spoke to the Statesman on Friday. “Looking at the video it was not too bad,” Quintero said. “Up until that point, I think (officers were) a little excessive. … But (Stephen) started yelling and making commotion. I think she handled it poorly.”
So you consider Austin, Texas is Liberal Progressive?
It seems that every time I see a similar story it comes from a city or area that is very "progressive" and run by liberal politicians.