Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2223 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.....
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2046 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 .
The important question is...why is a 97 year old person operating a motor vehicle?
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2014 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.
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Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1927 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.
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