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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    They die doing their work. They don't get arrested for it.
    Just in case you need more evidence:

    Increasing number of journalists kidnapped in Syria

    Authorities threaten foreign media, continue to arrest syrian journalists and bloggers

    Syrian journalist arrested, held without charge

    Journalists targeted in ongoing conflict in Syria

    Scores of journalists reporting on human rights abuses in Syria have been killed, arbitrarily arrested, detained, subjected to enforced disappearances and tortured over the last two years, Amnesty International said in a report released today, World Press Freedom Day.
    But yeah, the Ferguson police shoved some guy into a vending machine in McDonalds, arrested a handful of journalists before releasing them a few hours later, and tear gassed some media who were covering a protest that got violent. It's basically Syria.
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ------ Do those words mean anything to you? These people weren't charged with anything, they were wrongfully arrested and released without charges. They're innocent. Am I seriously explaining this to you?
    Holy ****, this would be funny if it wasn't so damn pathetic.

    You just posted words that confirm what I said. The DA has to decide if there is enough evidence to bring it to trial. WTF?

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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Maybe the journalists should just back-the-**** off of an already tense situation?
    Could you imagine if President Obama suggested that???


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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Holy ****, this would be funny if it wasn't so damn pathetic.

    You just posted words that confirm what I said. The DA has to decide if there is enough evidence to bring it to trial. WTF?
    The DA may or may not even get involved, they don't have to do anything. Most of the time when a crime is committed, it's up to the law enforcement to make the call to take them into custody and arrest them. Prosecutors bring criminal charges against suspects in courts of law. It's not necessarily up to the DA whether it gets taken to trial or not. Only felonies, in most counties and if you were not charged with anything the DA will not get involved, especially some minor misdemeanor.
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    The DA may or may not even get involved, they don't have to do anything. Most of the time when a crime is committed, it's up to the law enforcement to make the call to take them into custody and arrest them. Prosecutors bring criminal charges against suspects in courts of law. It's not necessarily up to the DA whether it gets taken to trial or not. Only felonies, in most counties and if you were not charged with anything the DA will not get involved, especially some minor misdemeanor.
    Only an officer of the court can decide if a case goes to trial. The police aren't officers of the court. They don't decide what goes to trial.

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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Could you imagine if President Obama suggested that???
    No, because there's no way he would anything that makes that much sense.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What on Earth....? That is absolutely untrue. You are arrested, and then the DA decides if there is enough evidence to bring your case to trial. Do you have any idea through the years how many people have been arrested and then let go due to lack of good evidence, only to be arrested again and then tried - and convicted - for the original crime? Double jeopardy is the reason for the DA to decide NOT to move ahead with a trial. Do you seriously not understand this?
    That's not what double jeopardy is. Double jeopardy is being tried for the same crime twice.
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    I watched Don Lemon get pushed by a cop yesterday for being where the cops had told him to be.

    The cops are making themselves look really bad. I'm sure somehow that's the media's fault.
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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    That's not what double jeopardy is. Double jeopardy is being tried for the same crime twice.
    I know what it is. Read my post again. That's why DAs don't file charges without enough evidence. Jeopardy is attached to every trial. They will wait until they have sufficient evidence to convict, which is why many times they will decline to prosecute, let the accused go, and then wait for more evidence and have the person re-arrested.

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    Re: Police officer appears to threaten journalist in Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Only an officer of the court can decide if a case goes to trial. The police aren't officers of the court. They don't decide what goes to trial.
    But if the police arrest someone and take them into custody but then they are later released with no charges and without an arraignment they are in fact innocent and were wrongly arrested, just like what Hatuey was talking about. He wasn't talking about deciding who goes to trial, he was talking about the police making a false arrest on an innocent person with no evidence or charges. You said as below, you are arrested and then the da decices if there is enough evidence to bring your case to trial. If you are arrested and the charges are dropped by the police, the DA will most likely not get involved so your reply to his statement is not always what happens and what he said is true. If you are falsely arrested you are innocent.


    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What on Earth....? That is absolutely untrue. You are arrested, and then the DA decides if there is enough evidence to bring your case to trial. Do you have any idea through the years how many people have been arrested and then let go due to lack of good evidence, only to be arrested again and then tried - and convicted - for the original crime? Double jeopardy is the reason for the DA to decide NOT to move ahead with a trial. Do you seriously not understand this?
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