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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Drew Bethel, Sep 28, 2004.
She must have been talking extremely loud for the police to say something about it.. and people standing right next to you yelling into a machine is never pleasant. So yea, I'm glad she got arrested even though it was probably a tad harsh.
She should of texted or im'd. She should also thank the cop for saving her some money as most likely she'll need it to give her kid some things in life.
She committed a breach of the peace. (which she admitted to)
When an officer gave her a WARNING, she got arguementative with him saying, "You can't tell me how loud I can talk."
When the officer put his hands on her to stop her, she FOUGHT HIM!
HER actions determined the course of events. If she would have simply apologized for her behavior, she probably wouldn't have even gotten a ticket. But instead, SHE escalated things by HER words and actions to the point where an arrest was necessary.
If a citizen thinks that an officer is out of line, the time and place to argue that is in front of a judge, not on a crowded Metro platform.
After 7 years of living in DC I learned that many people there have no respect for police authority of any kind. Seems she escalated the situation. Would have been alot easier if she just talked more softly when asked. Why do people fight cops who make legit requests to obey the law?
Transit Police Deputy Chief said in the article:
"The issue is [that] the volume of her conversation, coupled with the language, is not conducive to socially accepted standards of behavior."
Amen. I hate loud cell phone offenders. I always appreciated the vigilance of Metro cops when I rode the rails.