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Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about police speed trap

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cakdep1

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Source: UK MAIL ONLINE/ DRUDGE


June 29, 2012


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    Robocop33

    about 2 years ago

    14618 Comments

    I had a great relationship with the local radio station in my city and they would give out "Radar Reports" every morning. Almost all of these reports were bogus! We would put in a quick appearance at some of these locations and when we did we would call the station so they could say that a caller just said that they were pulled over at such and such a place. They really helped us keep down speeding in the city.

  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

    Robo and MarlyB have it right.

    Unless you feel the whole point of the exercise is to generate revenue through fines, then the community was served even better than if she hadn't been there. After all, she likely got everyone to slow down. If she hadn't been there, people would've only slowed down after they saw the flashing lights of the one officer who pulled one vehicle over.

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    darsavmo

    about 2 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Agree w/ all of the below and I hope the officers did not lie about her walking in the road as that could be a career ender...

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    MarlyB

    about 2 years ago

    5010 Comments

    Wait. The city should hire her. It's a great idea. In fact, LEOs could actually be freed up for other duties. There's no guarantee that lady knows anyone's schedule for sure. And it's less expensive than those LED read-outs. And more mobile!

    These would make much better jobs than waving a sign for a pawn shop! ;oP

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    comasterchief

    about 2 years ago

    522 Comments

    Agree Robocop33

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 2 years ago

    19382 Comments

    The police were pulling over random drivers which upset her. Did she not know random speeders do get stopped? LOL

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    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

    Aye, Dave on the contradictory nature of laws.

    Jim: Ha! Exactly!

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    Robocop33

    about 2 years ago

    14618 Comments

    It may be distasteful but it is not illegal to do this. If some guy wants to stand there and warn motorists to slow down because of radar, my job has been done as my job is to slow them down! I would just quietly move and let this guy do my job for me there.

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    Anonymous

    about 2 years ago

    Good point you made Matt en re your response to me.Officers have available and should carry their city code and state statute books.If indeed she was cited and/or arrested fror an improper charge the city Prosecutors office will refuse to file.Laws are,at times,confusing and even contradictory.

  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

    Obstruction of what, though? Revenue generation? Sorry, not buying it.

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    Jonas

    about 2 years ago

    42172 Comments

    Obstruction means obstruction doesn't it? Guess it's like how some define "is".

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    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

    But, Dave--that's not what they arrested her for. They arrested her for being a road hazard (i.e. they say she was walking in the road instead of on the sidewalk beside it.)

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    Anonymous

    about 2 years ago

    She thought she was being helpful?NOT!She knew exactly what she was doing and 99.9% of people are cognizant it's illegal.In the two jurisdictions I worked this act is covered under state statutes and city codes en re to "INTERFERING"Yes,they do and did go to jail and probably always will until they grow out of their learning disability.

  • Crumb_passin_thru_02_1__max50

    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

    And yes, sorry Houston, but the whole "walking in the road" thing sounds contrived.

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    mz66

    about 2 years ago

    3856 Comments

    Uh, free speech is free speech. If she got drivers to slow down for that bit of road, isn't that the goal? Is it different than those "YOUR SPEED" set-ups where they measure your speed and strobe the display if you're going too fast (these are in my area)? Can anybody read her crappy sign anyway? I sure hope they didn't search her backpack without her consent. FYI--the KTRK story linked to in the UK Mail article is a bit heavier on details:

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8715510

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