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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2004, 11:43:00 am »
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  You prefer to think of it as 4 seconds out of our life, I prefer to think of it as depriving me of burning for calories...  :)  
Touche.  7 calories, actually, when you include the yelling.

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2004, 11:44:00 am »
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  You prefer to think of it as 4 seconds out of our life, I prefer to think of it as depriving me of burning for calories...  :)  
Too many PayDay's huh?

Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2004, 11:44:00 am »
In my dreams.
 
 
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 Rhett, were you a hall monitor in school?

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2004, 11:46:00 am »
I was a bus patrol....    :D

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2004, 11:47:00 am »
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Originally posted by bellenseb:
 [qb] She chose to talk back to the officer when she could have simply nodded her head, put the candy away and walked on. Sometimes, people need to know when it's appropriate to listen and not talk. [/b]
Man, though, cops can send you over the edge, but you must keep it all inside and explode later with civilian friends... [/b]
We all say things in haste or regret, to officers, people on the street, or in traffic. Sometimes, not thinking before we spea can get us in trouble. She said what she did, unwisely. However, I'm guessing many of us would have mumbled, thought or said something similar if in the same situation. Or, as Bags said, held it in and complained about it here or to another.

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2004, 11:50:00 am »
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She chose to talk back to the officer when she could have simply nodded her head, put the candy away and walked on. Sometimes, people need to know when it's appropriate to listen and not talk. [/QB]
So you think it's ok to get arrested for talking back to a cop?  Since when are they above the criticisms of people?  They are public servants after all.

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2004, 11:52:00 am »
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  Is Rory going to be an American?
 
   
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 What's wrong with being "black"? I just don't get it....until white's are "European Americans" then black people will be black.
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Rory is American, his passport says so. However, he's going to be Irish soon.......really soon!

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2004, 11:52:00 am »
It almost seems like the cop was trying to trap her - saying "finish it", and then when she followed his instructions in a reasonable way, he proceeded to harass her. I would have been upset too. Was she supposed to spit out the bar? It's absurd. We need nuance in law enforcement.

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #53 on: July 29, 2004, 11:57:00 am »
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Originally posted by chaz:
  So you think it's ok to get arrested for talking back to a cop?  Since when are they above the criticisms of people?  They are public servants after all.
Depending on the circumstances, I think the officer could make an arrest. But it would truly be a case-by-case situation. There's a lot to this story that is missing. What was her tone in making the remarks? Has she been warned previously or was she a first-time offender? Assuming she enters at this Metro station frequently, it's possible.
 
 The problem with the Post article is that the officer's side of the story is not represented (yet). There's only a paragraph from a Metro Media Relations person.
 
 Edited to add: The officer was also a woman (and given the name, I bet also black), so let's stop this "he did this to her" stuff.

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2004, 11:59:00 am »
of course its not ok to get arrested for talking to a cop
 
 BUT what I see most people saying is, like in every profession, there are a subgroup of cops who are assholes and abuse their badge - there are also some people who think that once they put a uniform on they are better than us - they also have guns
 
 this was a trivial situation but the woman chose to be a dumbass and antagonize the cop - you gotta choose your battles in life - eat the fuckin candy bar and keep yer trap shut
 
 
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She chose to talk back to the officer when she could have simply nodded her head, put the candy away and walked on. Sometimes, people need to know when it's appropriate to listen and not talk. [/b]
So you think it's ok to get arrested for talking back to a cop?  Since when are they above the criticisms of people?  They are public servants after all. [/QB]

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2004, 12:00:00 pm »
mankie - you could probably get one for rory at before you guys even go back - I got one for Niamh at the embassy in DC in about 2 weeks
 
 
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  Is Rory going to be an American?
 
     
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 What's wrong with being "black"? I just don't get it....until white's are "European Americans" then black people will be black.
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Rory is American, his passport says so. However, he's going to be Irish soon.......really soon! [/b]

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2004, 12:02:00 pm »
Again, all this over a fuckin' shitty Payday!
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 If you're going to get busted, at least chow down on a better candybar!

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2004, 12:09:00 pm »
I love payday bars.  Maybe that's why I feel so strongly about this.  That and the cops acted like a-holes!
 
 Yeah I know the lady was just shooting herself in the foot by mouthing off....but I'm always dis-trusting of authority.  I'm just wired that way, I guess.

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2004, 12:28:00 pm »
This whole thing has "Seinfeld" written all over it.
 Yeah, 'member when Jerry was arrested for public urination in the parking garage?

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Re: Woman arrested for chewing on Metro
« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2004, 12:50:00 pm »
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Originally posted by chaz:
  So you think it's ok to get arrested for talking back to a cop?  Since when are they above the criticisms of people?  They are public servants after all.
I am also shocked at how many people are siding with the cops on this one.
 
 It's not against the law to talk back to a cop.  They are not above the law, they are subject to it just like everybody else.  If I feel the need to tell them to do a better job, I will (continue to) do so.
 
 Arresting someone for a $10 offense?  Absolutely egregious.  Restricting someone's freedom, probably the most highly valued aspect of American society, because of a $10 offense and mocking an officer - absolutely a civil suit in the waiting.
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