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97 Year Old Grandmothe Arrested In TX  
User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

A 97 year old grandmother and retired school teacher was arrested in Fort Worth Texas Sunday afternoon on her way home from bible study. The 97 year old grandmother had received a citation several months earlier for an expired registration, which she forgot to pay. The officer began tailing the grandmother as she drove her 1991 Honda Accord, the officer ran the plates for warrents and came back with an arrest warrent. The officer pulled the grandmother over and arrested her hand cuffs and all.
She was taken to Tarrant County Jail where she was finger printed, photographed and booked. The judge and police said they were consistant with policy of arresting peolple who do not pay their tickets.
The grandmother was very concerned that this arrest would be on her permanent record. (At 97 years old I dont think it matters to much).


I am not a native Texan, and this just supports my view that TEXAS SUCKS!!!
This is the most backwards ass state I have ever lived in.....

46 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

At what age do you draw the line as to who gets taken into custody and who doesn't? 90? 80? 75?


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

"I am not a native Texan, and this just supports my view that TEXAS SUCKS!!!
This is the most backwards ass state I have ever lived in....."

Ah do you smell it? Yup thats right, its ignorance...Get a life pal.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Good call PROSA, the law is the law, no one is exempt. NO MATTER WHAT STATE YOU'RE IN.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

The law IS the law, although I think handcuffing her was a little overboard, even for a Texas trooper.

....but Texas still sucks anyway.  Big grin


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Alpha1, have you started your petition to move Continental's HQ from Houston to Cleveland yet?  Big grin


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

You get that treatment for not paying a ticket?

Jeez, talk about overkill!



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineKBOS From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

You get that treatment for not paying a ticket?



It's not nice to deny the Man his revenue......



I don't care if the sun don't shine, I do my drinkin in the evening time when I'm in Rhode Island
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

You get that treatment for not paying a ticket?
Jeez, talk bout overkill!


Failure to pay a ticket in most states results in license suspension. This case might have been more serious because it also involved an unregistered vehicle.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

This has nothing to do with Texas you idiots. She most likely would've been arrested in any other state as well.  Insane

I see nothing wrong with what happened. Officers have to do their jobs by the book, or else they won't have one.




-NWA742


User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

The important question is...why is a 97 year old person operating a motor vehicle?



User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2201 times:


From what I understand, it is standard procedure when a citation is issued, that handcuffs and booking are called for, & not that Grandma was a threat. Rules are rules.



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

They can't do that with the grandmother not need get arrested her either. She is very old lady, ok?

User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Scotty- they can and did do it. Its procedure, sorry bro.


Go big or go home
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

It is really appalling that there are some Americans here who try to defend that this whole case should be something on which the police should waste their time.

Doesn't the state of Texas employ one single social welfare service assistant who could help the old lady?

Very primitive society if you ask me.

The only positive thing is that after all this hit the press, so obviously there must be some Texans who see how absurd it is.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2151 times:

She should feel lucky they didn't shoot her boney ass ....


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2149 times:

You get that treatment for not paying a ticket?

I know that the practices of the American police is quite "rude" compared to their European colleagues. I experienced that by myself: A few years ago I got arrested in Sacramento, for "drinking in public and discussing with the officer", it was not funny. A buddy, his cousin, myself and a few friends of my buddy's cousin were on the way to a party, but unfortunately we never arrived there because we got arrested on the way for drinking in public. I became quite scared on the way to the police station, I knew that it will become "displeasing", but I couldn't show fear because of the girls next to me  Big thumbs up.

The important question is...why is a 97 year old person operating a motor vehicle?

I am asking myself the same!

Patrick


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2140 times:

Well, I have to ask, why policy should be different for somebody that is 97 bs. somebody that is 27?


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User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2133 times:

If it was a 97 year black person would they have bet the shit out of her ??? That seems to be "policy" for black people.


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

....but Texas still sucks anyway.

Its better than living in a rustbelt city that gets about 30 feet of snow between the months of August and June.



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8764 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Perhaps "policy" should sometimes adapt to the circumstances: handcuffs and searches for everyone who poses a possible threat or is deemed dangerous, but not for everyone.

A "possible threat" is neither posed by a 97-year old lady nor by a cooperating 27-year old black man with tattoos. It is posed by drunk people, for example. Why use handcuffs all the time, even when the people that are arrested are not seen as a threat by the policemen who arrest them? I'm quite certain that policemen are able to distinguish between dangerous and peaceable people.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Rules are rules.

I doubt Kenneth Lay will get hauled in in handcuffs. Rules are rules, eh?

What a hypocrisy that is.

Its better than living in a rustbelt city that gets about 30 feet of snow between the months of August and June.

If it keeps a nut like you out of here, Jcs, then I'm happy with it.

Southern redneck to the end, eh?  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Well the lady was on the Today Show this morning with Matt Lauer. She was in quite good humor about the entire situation and the police treated her very kindly.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

She looks pretty good for 97. Anyway, the bottom line is that if you don't pay your tickets, you get a warrant out for your arrest. And then when you're stopped by the police, you get arrested! At least the cop put the handcuffs in front.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

I saw her on the Today show too. She seemed alot more alert and astute than some twenty five year old drivers. And not cranky!  Big grin


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
25 Redraider : "Doesn't the state of Texas employ one single social welfare service assistant who could help the old lady?" What would a social welfare service assis
26 Post contains links David_itl : "Only" 97 years old? Just recently, the local media around MAN have reported that a 99 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his 8
27 Prebennorholm : Does every 97-yr old lady get a social welfare assistant? In my town and in (for sure at least most of) my country any person above 80 (plus a lot und
28 Post contains images Iflyatldl : One of her sons is a judge, and she called him to get her out of jail. She was just treated no differently than any other suspect, and she didn't dema
29 Ushermittwoch : Preben, your country is SOOOOOOOO Communist! Don't you just hate it?! I hope this woman has to work off her ticket in a chain gang!!! .....NOT!
30 Post contains images Espion007 : The grandmother was very concerned that this arrest would be on her permanent record. jeez you really dont have much to worry about AFTER retiring and
31 Saxman66 : Whats with all the Texas sucks stuff? So the whole state of Texas sucks because one trooper arrested a woman. That has nothing to do with each other.
32 Post contains links Jcs17 : http://www.ktvu.com/news/3245574/detail.html First of all, this didn't happen in Ft. Worth, if it was Ft. Worth--the woman would be a crack addict too
33 Flyboy36y : I actually agree with the police on this one, in fact I commend them for their work. It is HIGHLY IRREGULAR for police to handcuff anyone in the front
34 Aa777flyer : Saxman66- No this just highlights why Texas SUCKS. Texas SUCKS because it is UGLY, HOT, FLAT, the whole state smells like a sewer. The damn BIBLE thum
35 KYIPpilot : AA777--you can't buy beer in Michigan before noon on a Sunday either. I think most if not all states have that rule.
36 Wn700driver : Prebeldenamarkguy, The reason we don't have social workers for everyone over a certain age here in America has nothing to with being "primative" or no
37 Saxman66 : Aa777flyer I don't know where you get your facts, but where did you hear you can't buy a car on Sunday? I don't know about the alcohol rule but I know
38 Redraider : In Bergan County, NJ, you can't buy ANYTHING on Sunday except food. How primitive.
39 Aa777flyer : Saxman66- Well that is the primitive mind that all Texans have. They think Texas is the greatest thing in the world. I have lived in CA, NV, and HI. A
40 JetsGo : Aa777flyer: Dude, I don't know what your problem is, but you definitely need to take it down a notch. So what if Texas doesn't have mountains or lakes
41 Aa777flyer : JetsGo- California is waaaayyy better than TX. TX does suck. Try living there. AA did me a favour in laying me off. It was the only way to escape that
42 Post contains images Saxman66 : Aa777 Man you just don't quit. But I like the friendly debate. Car dealerships are open 7 days a week. So what if you can't buy alcohol before noon on
43 JetsGo : Aa777flyer: I agree, California is better. But, you still haven't explained to me why Texas sucks. You gave reasons as to why it's boring, but not as
44 KAUSpilot : Texas isn't flat....east coasties don't like to admit it, but Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 ft MSL is taller than any mountain in the appalachian chain. Som
45 Sccutler : This guy's cracking me up. I still recall with misty eyes that beautiful night in 1990, when my wife, dog and I crossed the border from New Meico back
46 Saxman66 : To my fellow Texans, thanks for the backup. I was hoping for some. Since this forum has gotten way off subject, I think I'll start just a Texas in gen
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